Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester

4.8
Must see · Architectural Building · Church
A filming location for three Harry Potter films, Gloucester Cathedral is also one of England's most attractive cathedrals. Its foundation dates back to the establishment of an abbey here in the seventh century. Today you'll find a fine example of Gothic architecture. Take a guided tour to learn about the cathedral's intricate details, such as the Norman roof from the Early English period and the medieval glass in the east window. For views over the whole complex and out into Gloucester, walk the 269 steps to the top of the tower. The cathedral's renowned choir performs regularly, so check its schedule to hear a concert. You can also attend a religious service here. Add Gloucester Cathedral to your Gloucester travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Gloucester trip itinerary website.
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  • I always enjoy visiting the cathedral. It's all covid safe and has friendly and helpful staff and volunteers. Hopefully in 2021 tours can return as I highly recommend them. See you again soon.  more »
  • Excellent cathedral in the east of the UK good shop loo good cafes etc nearby like a greasy spoon one  more »
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  • A jewel in any crown and a reason in itself, besides good pubs, to visit the ancient city. Stunning architecture; peaceful, inner, cloister garden; history by the bucketful; good cafe and decent non-historic toilets. There's an H Potter connection too, if you may have heard of him 😊
  • Beautiful cathedral, one of the best we have visited. Free entry. So much history and so much detail in the carvings as well as the beautiful stained glass windows. Well worth a visit. Highly recommended.

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