Tower Tours

Cathedral TowerThe best view in Gloucestershire

Are you reasonably fit? Can you climb 269 steps up and 269 down again?  Are you over six years old?  If so, why not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside.

On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England. 

Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times.

Sensible footwear is recommended.

A Cathedral Guide will collect you from outside the entrance to the Gift Shop at the times specified. Tours last around 1 hour. Tickets can be purchased in the Gift Shop in advance of the tour start times.


The Tower Tour season in 2019 will run from Saturday 6th April until Saturday 2nd November. You can find dates and times on our calendar here. Occasionally tours may be cancelled at short notice, so if you are travelling specifcially for this tour, contact us on


The charges for these public Tower Tours are as follows:

£7.00 - Adults        

£3.00 - Children (who must be aged 6 or over and accompanied by an adult)  


Private Tower Tours

A private tower tour is a unique way to celebrate a special occasion or as a corporate outing. Do you fancy enjoying champagne on the roof or watching our resident Peregrine Falcons dive and swoop as the sun sets? 

Private Tower Tours are still available to book through through the winter months, dependant on weather and availability. We can put a bespoke package together for you so please feel free to discuss the options with our Visits Office:

Tel: 01452 508210

The Cathedral Clock, Bells and Chimes

If you would like to learn more about the Clock, Bells and Chimes of Gloucester Cathedral click here



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