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Gloucester Cathedral

Open today: 7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
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Really marvellous place to visit, so many lovely stained glass windows. The guides are very... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
St Austell, United Kingdom
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Wonderful Setting and Architecture

Now that the cathedral yard has been refurbished the setting is much improved and the cathedral... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Stroud, 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 | Gloucestershire, Gloucester GL1 2LX, England
+44 1452 528095
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really marvellous place to visit, so many lovely stained glass windows. The guides are very friendly and provide so much information.

Thank GusHon
Reviewed 6 days ago

Now that the cathedral yard has been refurbished the setting is much improved and the cathedral itself is staggering in terms of the vaulted nave, the tower, the organ loft and the cloisters. The cloisters must be the finest in England, and we appreciated the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely cathedral with a great mix of history and stunning architecture. Edward II tomb and the cloisters were particularly spectacular. Also some great narration and friendly guides on hand. As a side note for Harry Potter fans - some of the filming was on location...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty to see in this beautiful cathedral. Very interesting modern touches in the nave and side chapels - modern stained glass dedicated to Ivor Gurney and Finzi. Beautiful Italian decoration in St Andrews chapel and a wonderful lady chapel. Tomb of Edward II. Good signage...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very interesting place to visit, full of history. If able try to get on a local guided tour which will bring the place to life.

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We couldn't get over how awesome and large this cathedral is. We are not religious people, but we felt an overwhelming sense of calm when discovering this wonderful place of worship, which offers so much history, beautiful stained glass windows and architecture. How nice to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful cathedral where Edward II of England was buried. The cloisters which featured in the Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone film were truly amazing and for me, the best part of the cathedral. The garden in the middle of the cloisters was beautiful...More

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent guide who was entertaining as well as very informative. Good signage. Lots of information.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful cathedral, one of the best I’ve visited. The stonework detail is outstanding, which runs all through the cloisters, which run all around a beautifully planted and secluded courtyard. The stained glass windows are huge and spectacular. The layout is unusual, although I’m no expert,...More

Thank Andy E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous Cathedral, we'll worth a visit. I would recommend doing the guided tour. One of the few Cathedrals I have visited which doesn't charge a set entry fee. Donations are encouraged.

Thank Sue C
Frances B, Public Relations Manager at Gloucester Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sue, Thank you for leaving us a review. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your visit so much! Please do feel free to come back and see us again. Kind regards, Frances

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July 9, 2018|
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Response from Frances B | Property representative |
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
August 23, 2017|
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Response from GCCommsTeam | Property representative |
There are several car parks around the Cathedral that are all within walking distance. Please take a look at the Cathedral's website where you can find all the information you need about visiting us and see maps showing the... More
January 27, 2017|
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Response from GCCommsTeam | Property representative |
Hi Benji504, Generally weekdays are the quietest after 9.30am and between 3pm and 4pm. I would suggest you take a look at our website to see when services and events are on and also, importantly, if we are closed for any... More