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Address: Greyfriars Street, Gloucester GL1 2EZ, England
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+44 370 333 1181
09:00 - 17:00
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Disappointing ruins

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... read more

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

Thank mjc404
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

We searched for this for a long time, but was not really worth it as it was ruins and was a bit disappointed.

Thank Mandy V
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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300 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

love coming here to this lovely medieval building. don't come often depends if it is open or if there is an event here. Just enjoy the surroundings and imaginings of days gone by.

Thank vanessashihtzu
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2014

Kept the kids entertained. That is all I need in a day out. Spent the whole day there and enjoyed every second.

Thank Curtis M
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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821 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 385 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2014

Not to be confused with the nearby Blackfriars Monastery, which has substantially more remains, a bit of a garden, and at least being restored. My quick tour of the remaining bits of Greyfriars was much curtailed, due to the safety fences still surrounding the site. English Heritage has a duty of care to the public, hence the need for the... More 

1 Thank cherriesfan_9
Southampton, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2014

There are a few remaining walls of the Greyfriars monastic house and church down an alley off Southgate. It's small and unprepossessing. With the fences around it, it looks rather scruffy. The fencing is see through, so you can see all you need, and the fencing is close to the walls, so you are not kept away, but the impression... More 

Thank RunningSteve
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

Have twice supported vintage Fayre. Beautiful surroundings, beautiful buildings. A wonderful place. Music dancing on the lawn, perfect atmosphere.

Thank rosierosie35
Lydbrook, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 May 2013

This is the site of the former Greyfriars friary, located behind Eastgate Shopping Centre. It is a reasonably sized ruin, but it is impossible to gain access as entirely fenced off, no doubt for safety reasons.

2 Thank Carolyn S

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