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Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester

#1 of 85 in Historic Sites in Cotswolds
Must see · Church · Architectural Building
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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  • Remain in awe that such architectural gems remain available to the public. Fantastic tour. Truly fantastic  more »
  • We visited as in all honesty we had nothing else to do. We were greeted by a very friendly member of staff who explained where we could and what we could see and we booked on a crypt tour. Was a...  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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