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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Gloucester Cathedral by using our Gloucester trip itinerary builder.
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  • Definitely check out the evensong at half five. The choir is stunning. A lovely place to walk around and collect your thoughts. Harry Potter fans will recognise a few places. 
  • The first impressive thing about this cathedral is its size and the fact that you can see its tower almost from everywhere in the city. The stunning architectural motifs inside and the large colorful ...  more »
  • We had a great visit here. I would fully recommend getting one of the free tour guides to tell you about the history of the museum. Give yourself plenty of time as there is alot to see and learn. Also...  more »
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  • First popped in when tidying up after Three Choirs but when I came to the Sunday Eucharist led by the choir from Oslo it was magical. Very good singing, balance between choir and organ very good. Very conscious of the history of the place as I went forward for Communion. A real highlight was being introduced to the tune Griffin's Brook for the first time. It is named after the stream that floes through the Bourneville estate in Birmingham.
  • A beautiful cathedral. Most things you can see and do there are free. The guides there are really nice and always willing to answer all your questions and tell you everything about the cathedral.
  • Awesome place to visit. Harry potter was shot here. Missing a lot😘
  • You cannot miss this visit. One of the most beautiful cathedral in the world. Above all It's free. Park the car at gloucester docks. It's five minutes away.
  • I go to this amazing Glorious Gloucester and I learn it on my school and my dad takes a picture of me in the garden. I see a educational signs. Like school, eh?