A Place for Everyone

All are welcome

Gloucester Cathedral is one of Britain’s greatest buildings, representing over 1,300 years of Christian faith and heritage. The monks who first lived and worshipped here followed The Rule of St Benedict which teaches that all should be welcomed as Christ himself.  Today we extend that warm welcome to you.

The Cathedral’s stories are intertwined with Britain’s history.  From its origins in around 679, the Cathedral has developed into a centre of worship, music and learning.

For generations people have been drawn here by the Cathedral’s holiness and beauty.  Today you are following in their footsteps.

We hope you enjoy your visit.

If you can't find the information you need here, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Entry by donation

Entry to the Cathedral for general visiting is by voluntary donation. The suggested contribution is:

Adult: £5
Family: £10

It costs £7,600 per day to keep the Cathedral open. As a charity which doesn’t receive any regular Government funding, we rely on the generosity of our visitors to look after this ancient building.

Thank you for your support.

Things to See & Do

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Getting Here

  • Address

    12 College Green Gloucester GL1 2LX
  • Map

  • How to find us

    The Cathedral is located in the historic heart of Gloucester and our spectacular tower can be seen from many spots in and around the city.

    Click here to download or print off a guide on ‘Getting to Gloucester Cathedral’

  • Parking

    We are sorry that due to limited space, parking in the Cathedral Close is restricted to pass holders only.

    There are eight disabled parking spaces which are for use by Blue Badge holders on a first come first served basis.

    However, there are several public car parks within easy walking distance of the Cathedral.

    To find out more please download our parking guide or click here for up-to-date information.

  • Arriving by Public Transport

    The Cathedral is located in Gloucester Town Centre, so the best way to get here is by public transport.

    We are a 10-15 minute walk from both the train and bus stations. You can also use Gloucester’s Park and Ride.

    Click here for more information about this service.

  • Cycling

    There are bike racks available on Cathedral Green. Route 41 of the National Cycle Network runs through the Cathedral grounds – find out more about the route here.