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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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  • Excellent place to go so much history to learn and things for the kids to do including dressing up, making shields and kids club on availability 
    Excellent place to go so much history to learn and things for the kids to do including dressing up, making shields and kids club on availability  more »
  • Well worth a visit, lots of amazing bits to see from the east window to the cloisters. Entry is free but a donation is appreciated, I gave them a fiver. Very friendly and helpful staff scattered... 
    Well worth a visit, lots of amazing bits to see from the east window to the cloisters. Entry is free but a donation is appreciated, I gave them a fiver. Very friendly and helpful staff scattered...  more »
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  • What a beautiful cathedral! Went there for some short sightseeing after a full day of work meetings in Gloucester and was not disappointed! The cloisters are dreamy, as well as the main body of the cathedral. Stained glass is impressive, and the architectural details too! Fully recommended for a Harry Potter-themed visit!
  • Cathedral was beautiful and all staff we spoke to were friendly and informative. We were allowed to leave our pushchair with a staff member while accessing the Whispering Gallery and interactive pieces. Lots of things were clearly labelled with the history or back story. We didn't take a tour as we were short of time but they were frequent and seemed really good so will do that next time.

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