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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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  • The Cathedral was interesting. it has the tomb of William 1st son. You can have tours of the crypt, but we had just missed the last one. 
  • Having walked around the city centre, this was definitely the highlight of the visit. A fantastic building, not to be missed, as are the surrounding gardens, which I am sure will be magnificent in the...  more »
  • Historic filmed the scene of some of the Hogwarts School, Harry Potter sorcerer's stone Cathedral. You can feel the history of the United Kingdom was built in the 11th century, 3 Henry and the coronation in the 13th century, King Edward II is buried directly.
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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?