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Gloucester Cathedral

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Address: 12 College Green | Gloucestershire, Gloucester GL1 2LX, England
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+44 1452 528095
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7:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Cathedral of the Cotswolds

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Excellent 'Faith' exhibition at Gloucester Cathedral.

Last Saturday we visited the exhibition at Gloucester Cathedral. The building itself is amazing and despite building work outside is well worth a visit at any time. On Saturday it... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Leicestershire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Last Saturday we visited the exhibition at Gloucester Cathedral. The building itself is amazing and despite building work outside is well worth a visit at any time. On Saturday it was even more interesting as there is an art exhibition on in the cloisters with 33 portraits all painted by the same artist, Russel Haines. His distinctive graffiti-like style gives... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Gloucester Cathedral was until 1540 a Benedictine abbey. As such it provides an insight into such monasteries, most of which in the British Isles have become ruins or may have disappeared entirely. The cloisters are truly magnificent. Well worth a visit if in the area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The cathedral dominates the western approach to the city being seen from miles away. The wonderful building itself is in great condition for its age and once inside there is a host of history to research/see and a feeilng of peace with its walls. The cathedral cafe has a good menu at reasonable prices. From the cathedral it is easy... More 

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Constantly under restoration, this almost 900 year old building has so seen so much history and has so much to see. Apparently it costs £6,000 per day to keep the building open so please do donate something. Even better, take a guided tour for around £7 which will tell you all about its origins and history. Visit the undercroft and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

flying visit to cathedral as we were visiting family later and were lucky enough to be there when a choir was performing. Wonderful and we stayed longer than we should. Must see if your visiting the town, beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful and very well looked after cathedral, knowledgeable staff and volunteers. Nice day out even on a gloomy winter day.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous building, alot of history, coffee shop on site and staff more than helpful. A must for all ages. The blue room, with coloured glass is just stunning.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous Cathedral - Very ornate inside. The Cloisters are spectacular - could see where Harry Potter was filmed. Had a Hot chocolate and a piece of home made chocolate cake - yummy in the cafe. Free to visit but donations are welcome - this is not forced upon you. Bought a book in the small onsite shop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Free to get in, all they request is £3 per family to require permission to take photos. Its a gd price considering the beauty of the place

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Not much to say about Gloucester Cathedral. It's a stunning, beautiful building with historic cloisters and gardens. The fact that it regularly appears in films, e.g. Harry Potter and numerous TV programmes speaks volumes. If you are in Gloucester make sure you visit the Cathedral.

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