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“A Cathedral Jewel in the history of England”

Gloucester Cathedral
Ranked #1 of 86 things to do in Gloucester
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Every visit has been filled with life long memories.

This is a classic, Gothic, perpendicular masterpiece of architecture wrought by centuries of love and devotion to the worship of God and Jesus his son.

One of only 3 County Cathedrals in the UK that have a Monarch buried inside is cool, quiet and time less atmosphere, with a full rectangular cloister, glimpsed in the famous Harry Potter stories.

Try and visit during a choral period, when you can sit in the presence of the choir and hear Vespers, a moving and thought evening service, that is open to all, in the heart of the cathedral, that is the local church of Gloucester.
Enjoy the mystery of 2000 years of faith in a building 1200 years in the making.

Thank PHILIP B
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

....visit this previous cathedral. I have strong personal connections, nevertheless it is objectively a fine place with outstanding historical significance. A former King of England is buried here, scenes from Harry Potter filmed here, breathtaking choral and musical events are held here. It’s a place for reflection whatever you believe and it is bang in the middle of the city. A super cafe. A couple of hours max, but if you only have 5 minutes - just walk in !

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Frances B, Public Relations Manager at Gloucester Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Dear Noel,

Thank you for leaving us such a lovely review. It's wonderful to hear that you have been able to attend some of our music events - we are very proud of our brilliant music department!

We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Frances

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Lots to see. The stained glass is simply beautiful. The cloister is a calm and peaceful place to walk through. The monks kitchen offers a nice selection of light meals, snacks and hot or cold drinks.

Thank Rachel W
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

If you get a chance to walk through, please give them a few pounds. A 1000 year old church is a site to see. We went on a self-guided tour of some of the Harry Potter film locations, this is a must if you are a fan!

Thank Rebecca I
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Frances B, Public Relations Manager at Gloucester Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Hi Rebecca,

Glad to hear you had a lovely time in the Cloisters spotting the Harry Potter locations! We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Frances

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Please don’t leave Gloucester without a visit to this place. First abbey on the site dates back to 6th century. Well worth a visit

Thank Mike C
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