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Address: Priory Road,Gloucester,GL1 2RQ, Gloucester, England

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Interesting but not sure it is worth a special journey

Came across this by accident walking into the city. It has an interesting history and is good for a photograph but nothing more.

Reviewed March 14, 2017
2010mustang
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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541 reviews
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Reviewed March 14, 2017

Came across this by accident walking into the city. It has an interesting history and is good for a photograph but nothing more.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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1,159 reviews
885 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2017

There isn't much to see here, just a few pieces of ruined walls. However, closer inspection of the walls give clues about their history and the changes that have occurred over the centuries. There are also some good information panels around the site.

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Thank mjc404
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed November 30, 2016

This is only a ruin of a priory, but there's just enough of it to give a sense of its Anglo-Saxon origins ( if you're interested in the Aethelfleads and Oswalds of the deep past.) It isn't far from the Bishop Hooper monument or the cathedral and in a simple setting, where the yew hedges mark out the original boundaries.... More 

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Thank Tessa C
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2016

I was glad I'd looked up beforehand on my list of things to visit or I would have missed it, the ruins are worth going to see, and you can see them from one of the main roads but if you came in from the other end like we did, you'll have to rely on a map or town signs... More 

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Thank Melanie T
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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300 reviews
136 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2016

a ethereal monument to our city's medieval past. we delight to meander through the arches and the nearby little park. although surrounded by busy traffic racing by you can shut out the noise and imagine what it was like before Henry VIII ordered the dissolution of the monasteries

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Thank vanessashihtzu
Newport, South Wales
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2016

Was disappointed to find just a few yards of stone wall with a couple of arches. Given how much there is to see and visit in this beautiful city, I wished I had gone elsewhere.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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821 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 385 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2016

Just a few dozen metres of stone walls and arches from this one of Gloucester ecclesiastical building remain. Most of the original stone was recycled in the 16th century (illegally) to built some fine town houses. Interesting in a very mild way and very little to see. Frankly, it is not really worth yourwhile visiting, particularly as Gloucester has so... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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300 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2015

often pass by, and don't stop as much as we'd like to. its a fascinating walk to meander through the ruins and very pleasant on a summers day to sit on the grass. however parking is not all that easy in nearby residential streets and as its on a main road the traffic fumes/noise sort of ruin the atmosphere a... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed September 14, 2015

I found this ruin very interesting. Most has been lost . This is one of the 5 Moniistaries that were in Gloucester at the time of the Disolution. Dedicated to the Saxon King Oswald .

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

This is an interesting place but it I bet someone is just dying to knock it down to build some flats,as it sticks out like a sore thumb, as mentioned before what out for traffic as its in a busy location

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