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Gloucester Cathedral

Open today: 07:00 - 18:30
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Beautiful architecture

No charge for entry (unlike Westminster Abbey that charges £22 per adult) Amazing architecture... read more

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bec68
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Dursley, United Kingdom
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Does what it says on the tin folks

It’s a cathedral. Like a church, but bigger. Nice place. Heard they filmed potter here but no... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
nigellabicknell
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Skegness, 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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Hours Today: 07:00 - 18:30
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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12 College Green, Gloucester GL1 2LX, England
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All reviews harry potter whispering gallery stained glass edward ii crypt tour well worth a visit beautiful building lady chapel amazing architecture east window fan vaulting buried here steeped in history take photos coffee shop no charge lots of history
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

No charge for entry (unlike Westminster Abbey that charges £22 per adult) Amazing architecture, absolutely beautiful...it's astounding that a building of such size could have been built 1000th ago! You can also take a tour around the crypt - beware the floor is damp.and uneven...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bec68
Reviewed 4 days ago

It’s a cathedral. Like a church, but bigger. Nice place. Heard they filmed potter here but no wizards to be seen sadly.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank nigellabicknell
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just an amazing piece of architecture. The stained glass windows are fabulous. Free entry (yes that's not a typo) Costs £3 for a photo pass Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SueEllenBude
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit and one of the few cathedrals that are actually FREE to enter, a donation is at your discretion which is how it should be. Have to go back as there is so much to see.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ibatch1947
Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't often give an attraction 5* but this to me deserved it. For a start they aren't as 'in your face' at asking for an admission fee; you are asked to make a donation and can also pay for a 'photograph' licence to take...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful building and what friendly and helpful staff. It is a magnificent building with lots to see. The architecture is stunning. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Brian E
Reviewed 1 week ago

This cathedral is well worth a visit if you have time. The history goes back 930 years but is also known for its tv and film appearences in Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter and many more.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Keith133594
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gloucester Cathedral is so big and open it seems a welcoming place with no preconceived ideas. The Christians amongst us were thrilled and so were other members of the party, particularly intrigued by the Whispering Gallery. Wonderfully clear descriptions of the main attractions and do...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank BegininCornwall
Frances B, Public Relations Manager at Gloucester Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, I am so pleased that you had such a lovely day with us. We welcome everyone of all faiths or no faith to the Cathedral and want everyone to have an equally wonderful experience. I will pass on your kind feedback to the Monks...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gloucester Cathedral is a building of beauty. The Organ still plays & on this visit the choir were practising, filling the whole cathedral with the most wonderful sound, made me feel very humble indeed. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting Gloucester.More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank kazzyo66
Frances B, Public Relations Manager at Gloucester Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you for leaving a review. We are incredibly lucky to have such a talented and dedicated music department who work so hard to fill the Cathedral with wonderful music during rehearsals, concerts and services. Check out our website for service times as i...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

amazing architecture. kids friendly areas, role playing costumes. this was the real Hogwarts not a studio, it was an amazing feeling to walk on the corridors and all this is free.More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank rosemiley2018
Frances B, Public Relations Manager at Gloucester Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, We are so glad you had such a great time at the Cathedral. there is plenty for children and families to enjoy here, especially up in the Tribune gallery. Next time you visit you might enjoy our new Family Discovery Guide which has just...More

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moranclan2016
19 November 2018|
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Hello, There are many public car parks within reach of the Cathedral on foot. You can find more information on our website under Visit - Plan your Visit - Find us. The Cathedral is also a 15 minute walk from the train and... More
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morgannwg64
9 July 2018|
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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
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19Maureen01
23 August 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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