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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  • We went to the Cathedral today to see the poppy display these were knitted poppies and were very nice not quite as grand as the displays near London.  more »
  • Cathedrals in the UK are always worth a visit and this is no exception. A friendly welcome. Guided tours. I did find the Harry Potter stuff for sale in the gift shop rather an odd choice.  more »
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  • Just stunning. Entry is free (but recommended donation amount prominently displayed). The optional crypt tour at a nominal cost is superb (Thank you Carol!) and really informative. I do not often visit cathedrals but would go out of my way to return to Gloucester.
  • This has to be one of the best Cathedrals I have ever visited so much history within its walls with the largest stain glass window in the whole of the country. It has so much to see and do. The local community make you very welcome. When I visited there was the Gloucester choir who sound brilliant and their voices within such a beautiful building will leave ever lasting beautiful memories. Well worth a visit.
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