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Highlights

An extraordinary building with extraordinary stories to tell

Gloucester Cathedral is an extraordinary building with many treasures that are of national significance. 

With centuries of craftsmanship on display, the architecture, stained glass and artefacts are some of the best examples of their kind in the country and a must see on your visit.

There are many areas to explore but some of the best include: 


Cloisters
Gloucester’s great Cloister is famous for its breath-taking fan vaulting, the earliest of its kind (and of course, the filming of Harry Potter….), but was originally built to house the Abbey’s monks and provided space to live, work and meditate.
Open 'Cloisters'

Edward II Tomb
The Tomb of King Edward II is the only monarch’s tomb in the South West and one of only a few outside of London. Therefore, it is of both historical and architectural significance.
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Great East Window
One of Gloucester Cathedral’s greatest treasures is the Great East Window. Situated in the Quire behind the high altar, the window is placed at the very heart of the Cathedral. Installed in the early 1350’s, it is one of the greatest landmarks of European stained glass.
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Lady Chapel
The Lady Chapel is now closed for restoration work
Open 'Lady Chapel'

Whispering Gallery
As one of our best kept secrets, the Whispering Gallery provides one of the most spectacular views of the Cathedral.
Open 'Whispering Gallery'