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Immerse yourself in over 1,000 years of captivating history and magnificent architecture. From Benedictine monks and medieval pilgrims to royalty and renowned film crews, Gloucester Cathedral has welcomed a diverse range of visitors over the last 10 centuries.
Explore this beautiful building and pay homage to the tomb of a murdered king, marvel at the spectacular stained glass including a window the size of a tennis court, uncover the ancient mason marks left behind by the skilled craftsmen who carved the Cathedral's stone, and delve into the realm of cinematic magic as you discover the filming locations used in some of the iconic Harry Potter movies.
The guided Highlights and Crypt Tours take place daily and are the perfect way to learn about the stories, hidden spaces and breath-taking architecture that Gloucester Cathedral is so famous for. On certain dates throughout the year, visitors are also offered the chance to climb the 269 steps to the top of the 226ft tall Cathedral Tower as part of a Tower Tour, or to look inside the 15th century monastic library on a Library Tour.
Complete your visit with a trip to The Monk’s Kitchen, the Cathedral’s on-site café, and don’t forget to pick up a unique souvenir from the Cathedral Gift Shop.
The Cathedral is open daily (10am-5pm Monday to Saturday and 12noon-5pm on Sunday. Sometimes these opening hours vary due to special services or events, so please check the Cathedral website before you visit) and all are welcome.
Entry to the Cathedral for general visiting is by voluntary donation. The suggested contribution is £5 per adult.
- On-site catering
- On-site light refreshments
- Picnic site
- Children welcome
- Facilities for educational visits
- Facilities for groups
- Guided tours for groups
- Dogs Accepted - Assistance dogs only inside the Cathedral
- Gift shop
- Public toilets
- School Trips
- Coach parties accepted
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|Season (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)|
|Monday - Sunday||Open|