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Gloucester Cathedral

12 College Green | Gloucestershire, Gloucester GL1 2LX, England
+44 1452 528095
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Gloucester Cathedral

Fantastic! Really helpful staff who were friendly and really obliging. Good facilities including... read more

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jennyebell
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
One of gloucesters hidden gems

Gloucester cathedral visit lovely and it's grounds are beautiful. The quaint older buildings and... read more

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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. Over 300,000 people from all over the world come to the Cathedral every year to take part in our services, events and activities or to enjoy the experience of visiting one of the finest medieval buildings in Europe. 450 hard-working, loyal volunteers help to ensure that their visit is as good as it possibly can be. During your visit enjoy a guided tour, have afternoon tea in the Monk's Kitchen cafe, take a trip up the Tower, visit the tomb of King Edward II or follow in the footsteps of Harry Potter around the Cloisters.
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Hours Today: 7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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12 College Green | Gloucestershire, Gloucester GL1 2LX, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Fantastic! Really helpful staff who were friendly and really obliging. Good facilities including clean toilets and a lovely café, although sandwiches are limited.

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Reviewed yesterday

Gloucester cathedral visit lovely and it's grounds are beautiful. The quaint older buildings and old lanes towards Westgate Street have kept this area full of history and nostalgia.

Thank Stuart K
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Reviewed yesterday

It is a beautiful building with magnificent architecture, some of the scenes for Harry Potter the first movies were filmed in the cloisters so a must visit if you love Harry Potter! There is a small cafe and shop and free entry too.

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Reviewed yesterday

As a local resident I love the place and as it has recently been refurbished I took the opportunity to visit this weekend with family. The outside of the cathedral now looks stunning with great stone information boards and seating. A vast improvement on the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Just back from a 2 week driving trip throw Cornwall, Devon and Cotwolds. Was very lucky to come across this hidden gem, Gloucester Catherdral. If you are a Harry Potter fan, must go to see the Cloisters where part of it was filmed. The cathedral...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I went here with my family and relatives and was amazed of how beautiful the cathedral is. Cannot imagine the Harry Potter production has completely transformed the whole place, well, technology wise. There are so many interesting things to see and to know the historical...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

A very old cathedral with some old history in evidence. Some interesting modern stained glass windows. Not a patch on some of the cathedrals we been to.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Magnificent in all its splendor!! So much to see, Take in and admire. Guided tours available or just stroll at your own leisure.

1  Thank Mark R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Cathedral is spectacular. Really amazing history and architecture. There are lots of attractions in the vicinity and the Quays are a must see.

1  Thank Helen G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fantastic building. The unusual bit is its amongst a town centre type area and can it is surprising how hidden amongst modern day town life it is. The building itself is majestic. Stunning architecture externally. The grounds appear well kept with plenty...More

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19Maureen01
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
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Benji504
January 27, 2017|
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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
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Jenny M
June 5, 2015|
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The train station is about a 10 minute walk away, or a 15 minute stroll.
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