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Group Visits

Group visitsPlan the perfect visit for your group.

We welcome groups to the Cathedral and our Visitor Experience team can help you build your perfect visit. As well as a private Highlights Tour, explore our medieval library, venture up the 269 steps to the top of the 15th century tower and visit the works yard of the talented stone masons. Between tours, try our unique organic pies based on a recipe mentioned in the Domesday book in the beautiful surroundings of our Parliament Suite where Henry VIII once stayed.

All group visitors recieve a complimentry walk around guide and accompanying international translation (we currently have English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Czech, Romanian, Danish, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Russian translations available).

Guided tours are only available in English, but groups are welcome to bring along their own interpretor. Groups need to bring one translator per 15 visitors. We can arrange for a BSL interpretor - please get in touch via visits@gloucestercathedral.org.uk to discuss.

The busy nature of the Cathedral means that it is essential for every group to book at least three weeks in advance to secure a slot on the diary and to allow for guides to be scheduled.  All of our guides are volunteers, so it is better to have as much notice as possible. Our 2020 diary is currently open for bookings. 

Whilst we make every effort to welcome everyone to the Cathedral, we cannot always accommodate unbooked groups and may have to turn them away if they are likely to be disruptive to other events taking place.

To make a booking, contact visits@gloucestercathedral.org.uk

Coach Parking

Coach parking is not permitted in the Cathedral grounds. There is a coach drop off point very near by in Westgate Street near St Nicholas’ Church and the Dick Whittington public house. Please advise your driver not to drive in the pedestrianised part of Westgate Street.

Gloucester City Council operate a complimentary Meet and Greet Service offering free central and secure coach parking, meal and drink vouchers for coach drivers and up-to-date advice on visiting Gloucester. For more information and to book a space, please contact the dedicated coach booking team: 

Tel: 01452 396500 or email: coachbookings@gloucester.gov.uk

Further Information

More information for groups, download our Group Visits Brochure below:


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