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Gloucester Cathedral

Places to Visit

Gloucester Cathedral - A Place for Everyone

Visitor Opening Times: 
Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm 
Saturday 10pm - 4pm
Sundays 12pm - 2.30pm & 4pm-5pm 

A warm welcome awaits you at Gloucester Cathedral. Proudly sitting at the very heart of the City of Gloucester is one of the finest medieval buildings in the country where visitors can explore 1000 years of history and architecture including the extraordinary fan-vaulted medieval Cloisters and the Great East Window, both of which are national treasures. Be sure to visit the beautifully restored Lady Chapel or hear the Cathedral’s story in our interactive exhibition in the Tribune Gallery

 Take your pick from a wide range of tours, all led by expert guides. Climb 269 steps to the top of the tower, descend into the atmospheric crypt or discover the depth and breadth of the Cathedral’s amazing history, or you may just want to wander around and soak up the atmosphere and beauty of this stunning building at your own pace. Catering to all tastes, we have a diverse selection of workshops, concerts, events, exhibitions and more taking place year-round.   

Families and children of all ages can look forward to the perfect day out, with plenty of space both indoors and outside for younger visitors to let off steam. Take part in family activities, try out the Whispering Gallery, follow a family trail or download our free interactive app to explore the building through different Cathedral characters - discover where Happy Potter was filmed, see back in time with amazing Augmented Reality and unlock secret stories. Enjoy fun and discovery, any time of year and whatever the weather.

While you’re here don’t forget to visit the Monk’s Kitchen eatery to enjoy a delicious snack and if you’re looking to pick up a souvenir of your visit, head to the Cathedral Gift Shop, where you're sure to find that special reminder of your day here.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Entry is by voluntary donation.

Opening Hours

Monday10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday10:00 - 17:00
Thursday10:00 - 17:00
Friday10:00 - 17:00
Saturday10:00 - 16:00
Sunday12:00 - 14:30

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