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quite interesting

wont take long to tour this old residence. we paid to get in via a lapping event which was very... read more

Reviewed May 30, 2018
Colchester, United Kingdom
A few walls standing

The ruins of this Friary are completely surrounded by ugly modern building, rather a shame. You... read more

Reviewed July 17, 2017
Chepstow, United Kingdom
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Jun 29, 2019
“Old ruins”
May 23, 2019
“Hidden away”
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Greyfriars Street, Gloucester GL1 2EZ, England
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Reviewed June 29, 2019

Not a lot left to see but the building would of been very intersting in its heyday. There is an opening showing the old staitcase. The inner walls are still up but thats about it. Situated behind a building in an office type area.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Matthew P
Reviewed May 23, 2019 via mobile

It is a shame nothing has been made of this building and it is being left to ruin. I am very surprised at the lack of graffiti on the ancient walls - that I saw anyway. Sad to see it is nestled between two ugly...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank HelenK83
Reviewed January 25, 2019

Very quiet and an awesome structure of the erstwhile Greyfriars abbey... Tucked away in a back street of the museum...

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed August 19, 2018

While in Gloucester we visited this, Blackfriars & St Oswald's Priory, this was by far the worst of the three. There was a lot of broken glass around on the floor, which isn't ideal with the kids. The most interesting thing were the two shields...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank danb333
Reviewed May 30, 2018

wont take long to tour this old residence. we paid to get in via a lapping event which was very expensive.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank bobkat666
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Before arriving in Gloucester, this was on our list of places to visit. However it was most disappointing, yes there was a ruined abbey but it was surrounded by incongruent new buildings. We were fortunate to visit it accompanied by a local guide whose descriptions...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 17, 2017

The ruins of this Friary are completely surrounded by ugly modern building, rather a shame. You still get a sense of history from the ruins but its no Tintern Abbey.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank JonathanSuch2013
Reviewed May 29, 2017

lovely to walk around here and see the history and a few photo opportunities too worth a visit. Good eating places and cafes near by and the town is good to walk around as well.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Melanie T
Reviewed May 16, 2017

A few walls survive because they were incorporated into a later building (now council offices) Some interesting stonework survives. Look in if you are passing....

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank MistressWeatherwax
Reviewed February 27, 2017

These ruins are quite difficult to find, and when we did find them we were somewhat disappointed. There are some ruined walls and very little else. We couldn't even find any information panels about the building.

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Michael C
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