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Address: Ladybellegate St | Blackfriars Lane, Gloucester GL1 2HS, England
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Fascinating history

I was pleased that I could wander around this English Heritage site and imagine its grandeur in its day. Sadly very little information vailable, but there are toilets and cafe... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Greater London, United Kingdom
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Cambridge England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite the information board stating the priory was open it was shut so we had to make do with a look around the outside from the road. Looked well preserved and we would have loved to look inside. Maybe next visit????

Thank MistressWeatherwax
Greater London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was pleased that I could wander around this English Heritage site and imagine its grandeur in its day. Sadly very little information vailable, but there are toilets and cafe there, in the more modern building.

Thank wevvap
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Building is historic but with modern conveniences but was not very warm , meal was delayed an hour and PA system for speeches wholly inadequate .

Thank Diana I
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Go check out Blackfriars, one of Gloucester's best kept secrets! Sympathetic renovation to let in natural light. Read the history of the Priory and check out events that take place there!

Thank BethC1857
Stroud, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is one of the gems of England and Gloucester in particular. These buildings are unbelievable with an original medieval 'scissors and brace' roof and the oldest 'library' in Britain in the scriptorium building.

Thank JamesDillon1947
Swindon, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

A lovely Priory to wander around. It was turned into a Tudor mansion etc but has been restored as much as possible to the medieval building.I was also fortunate and got to look around the Scriptorium, which is well worth a look. The woman on duty was very helpful and friendly.

Thank Osric678
Berlin, Germany
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63 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

When I took part in a guided walking tour offered by the Civic Trust I didn't know that we would come to this priory. The guide told me that it is rarely open (unless for concerts or events you book yourself, e.g. weddings) but we were lucky to be able to enter the grounds so that he could introduce me... More 

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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

I accidentally came across this when wandering around the city, but it won't be my last visit. One of the best preserved Blackfriar priory's in the country and sensational. Need to be careful about visiting as it is used for many events and can be closed at random times so check before travelling.

Thank neomanSalisbury
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015

lovely medieval building with modern restoration inside. has a lovely large courtyard with an ancient apple tree, when we go again I play to take some apples to see if I can grow some seedlings to plant. there are often trade fairs here where an entry fee is charged. we went to a jazz festival it was fun, also antique... More 

Thank vanessashihtzu
Colchester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2015

if you like history this is right up your street. in the middle of town and you can imagine what things would be like with the cathedral not far away. very much altered over the years.

Thank bobkat666

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