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Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester

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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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  • Beautiful, big cathedral which seems to go on forever! Well worth the visit. Read the information inside the entrance foyer. Edward II is buried here. Staff are wonderful and answered our...  more »
  • Unfortunately guided tours are still not running despite the easing of Covid regulations.. However the powers that be there have gone to a lot of trouble to make sure there is plenty of signage...  more »
  • 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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