Cathedral Garth

Plan Your Visit

Entry and opening times

Entry to the Cathedral for general visiting is by voluntary donation. The suggested donation is £5 per adult.

It costs £7,600 per day to keep the Cathedral open. We don’t receive any regular Government funding and rely on the generosity of our visitors to look after this ancient building.

Thank you for your support.

Regular Visiting Hours:

Monday - Friday: 10am - 5pm

Saturday: 10am - 4pm

Sunday: 12noon - 2.30pm and 4pm - 5pm

If you're visiting us for worship, please find out more about our services here.

Sometimes our opening times vary due to special events and services. When this is the case, the information will be included in our daily 'What's On' calendar, which you can access by clicking on the button below. To help in finding information about opening times, you can filter the events listed here by 'Closure'.

What's On

Cathedral Dog Policy Trial

The Cathedral is currently trialling a change to our dogs policy. This means that well-behaved dogs are welcome inside the building.

To ensure that the Cathedral remains a safe and enjoyable space for all visitors, the following rules apply to visitors with dogs:

  • Dogs must be well-behaved and not disturb other visitors

  • Dogs must be kept on a short, locked lead and not left unattended at any time

  • Only assistance dogs are permitted inside the Lady Chapel, which will be kept as a quiet and safe space for those who may not be comfortable around dogs

  • Only assistance dogs are permitted on guided tours

  • Owners must clean up after their dogs

Dogs are welcome at many of our services and events, but please check the details for individual events before bringing your dog along.

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.