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Gloucester Cathedral

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

It’s hard to comprehend that parts of this building date back to 1350 and a church has been here... read more

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DaveWomble
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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I attended a Sunday service whilst on a weekend away. The welcome was wonderful. They have seats at... read more

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oatrih
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Bridgend, 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. 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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12 College Green | Gloucestershire, Gloucester GL1 2LX, England
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Reviewed today

It’s hard to comprehend that parts of this building date back to 1350 and a church has been here since 1058. To put that in context, Christopher Columbus landed in America in 1492 and the Inca civilisation was established in Peru in 1438. Despite its...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I attended a Sunday service whilst on a weekend away. The welcome was wonderful. They have seats at the back for visitors who don’t want to take part in the service but want to listen to the choir and organ recital. There is a wonderful...More

Thank oatrih
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I live in Gloucester and so visit the cathedral every so often, it's undeniably a magnificent building but previously my kids have got bored fairly quickly. However yesterday we went for the first time since the refurbishment was completed and what a transformation! The opening...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very impressive. Went later in the day so much quieter but still able to have a look around and ongoing service.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went with my sons, was told this is where Harry Potter was partly filmed! They loved it! A mirror inside allows you to look towards the roof and this was making me trip out a little! Beautiful place definitely worth going to in Gloucester

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The new outside landscaping is a huge improvement and visitors can rest, converse and appreciate the beautiful stonework of the cathedral. Some of the Harry Potter films used parts of the building. There is an English king buried inside, the cloisters are worth investigating, the...More

Thank TheArchers15
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The first striking thing about the cathedral is the landscaped area outside. I think this is fairly new and if it hasn’t won a prize yet, it deserves to. Beautiful planting, lots of seating created out of low walls, and games carved into the stones...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

An excellent place to visit. Information stations are well thought out and well placed. It also feels like an ‘access all areas’ place. Unlike many cathedrals where certain areas are out of bounds or there is an extra cost to visit. My only criticism is...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The moment you enter the cathedral you feel at peace being greeted by the wonderful staff ( guides ) if you want them to the beauty of the stained glass and all the historic notes you are at peace.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We came to Gloucester to see the cathedral and we were not disappointed in it,if you take the steps up to the gallery which I must warn you are steep you get a brilliant view of the massive stain glass window.

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morgannwg64
9 July 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
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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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Benji504
28 January 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
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