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Gloucester Cathedral

Open today: 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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Magnificent cloisters and precincts

Redolent of Trollope and Barchester Towers, an oasis in a city that has been devastated by 1960's... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Paula N
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Heathfield
Incredible building

Blessed to visit on a sunny day with the sun blasting through the beautiful cloisters made famous... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Helen K
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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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Cathedral of the Cotswolds in the heart of Gloucester. Gloucester Cathedral is a place where all are welcome, regardless of background or faith. We are open 365 days a year and are proud that entry into the building is completely free for everyone...more
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12 College Green, Gloucester GL1 2LX, England
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All reviews harry potter whispering gallery stained glass edward ii crypt tour well worth a visit beautiful building lady chapel amazing architecture east window fan vaulting buried here steeped in history take photos coffee shop no charge lots of history
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Reviewed yesterday

Redolent of Trollope and Barchester Towers, an oasis in a city that has been devastated by 1960's & 70's town planners.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Paula N
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Blessed to visit on a sunny day with the sun blasting through the beautiful cloisters made famous in Harry Potter. Filming locations aside (crews were also filming Dr Who outside during our visit), there is so much information on the many many ancient artefacts which...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Helen K
Reviewed 2 days ago

Had to park quite a long distance and walk to Cathedral although when we got there we found out that blue badge holders can actually park outside the cathedral. Signage to cathedral very limited as with the road signs into city. Cathedral is beautiful and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great cathedral right in the centre of Gloucester - the staff are pleasant and informative Guided tours are available and it also has a café and toilets Near the train and bus stations

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Ann L
Reviewed 4 days ago

Gloucester Cathedral offers at least 3 tours (costs range 7-13 GBP) and they are conducted by volunteer locals, so I feel fine paying/contributing. I took the Highlights and the Tower tour total of 30min and 1hr respectively, (couldn't fit the Crypt tour) both done by...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great architecture, how did they build such a magnificent building. Well worth another visit. With more time..

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The cathedral is beautiful. We were travelling and stopped here on our journey. We used a park and ride just outside the city to travel in. We put in a little donation at the start and enjoyed a walk around the cathedral. Very historic building...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It was really lovely but we didn't arrive in any sort of time to go for the crypt or tower tours and unfortunately it didn't seem you could go to either unless you were on the tour.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank nicolleelizabeth
Reviewed 6 days ago

I last visited in the early 1990s and was even more impressed this time. The cathedral has less 'bling' than many others but it more than makes up for this with the incredible fan vaulting around the cloisters and some fabulous stained glass from medieval...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank nics218
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Opened up much of the cathedral to public view. Amazing to feel the physical history of the cathedral.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Trail31291340823
April 20, 2019|
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It’s free entry and the guides at the entrance will point out the locations to you :)
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moranclan2016
November 19, 2018|
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Hello, There are many public car parks within reach of the Cathedral on foot. You can find more information on our website under Visit - Plan your Visit - Find us. The Cathedral is also a 15 minute walk from the train and... More
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morgannwg64
July 9, 2018|
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Hello, We have finished the work in and around the Cathedral! There's a little scaffolding up around the far East End but nothing major inside. If you have a specific date in mind when you would like to come, do get in... More
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