Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

We ask that visitors make a donation upon entrance to the Cathedral. Our suggested donation is £5.00 per adult visitor. It costs over £6,000 each day keep the Cathedral open. We don't receive any government or regular central church funding so rely on the generosity of our visitors to help look after the building.

Some of the things your donations go towards:

  • Our onsite Stone Masons and the conservation of the building
  • Our Education and Outreach programmes
  • Our world class choral music
  • Our Breakfast Club and work with the homeless of Gloucester

Keeping Everybody Safe - Covid-safety Visitor Information (updated 9 December 2021)

Gloucester Cathedral is a large, well-ventilated and beautiful space with lots of room for everyone to breathe, we also have stunning outdoor areas where you can relax and let young ones enjoy some freedom to run around in the fresh air.

We are following Government Guidelines to maintain a safe environment. The following protective measures are in place:

  • Wearing of face coverings is mandatory inside the Cathedral (unless you are exempt)
  • Hand sanitiser is available for all visitors
  • We are limiting the number of people inside the building to 500 (excluding acts of worship)
  • Covid passports are not required
  • Visitors can continue to check in via track and trace, however it is no longer a requirement
  • Guided Cathedral Highlights and Crypt Tours are currently running daily and are free of charge. Due to ongoing challenges around capacity due to Covid-19 the daily schedule of tours may vary. Please check with staff at the Welcome Desk when you arrive as to which tours are available. A full schedule of tours including access to the Tower will resume from Spring 2022
  • The Monk’s Kitchen is fully open 
  • The Cathedral Gift Shop is open
  • If you feel unwell, please do not come to the Cathedral. Stay home and follow NHS guidelines

Safe Worship     

All worship will be offered in accordance with government and church health and safety guidance.

There is no longer a requirement to register attendance for Cathedral worship. Receiving Holy Communion in one kind will remain until national guidance is revised by the Church of England.

Our Christmas services will go ahead as planned unless further restrictions are announced.

See our services here

If you have any questions about visiting please email

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

We're Good To Go:


We’re delighted to have been awarded Visit Britain ’s We’re Good to Go status, which means that the we’ve followed government and industry Covid-19 guidelines and have a process in place to maintain cleanliness and physical distancing.



International ‘Safe Travels’ stamp from the World Travel & Tourism Council.

The We’re Good To Go scheme, launched last year by VisitEngland in partnership with the tourism boards of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, has been recognised by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) as meeting its international global standardised health and hygiene protocols and for its role in supporting the recovery of the UK tourism sector.

The WTTC stamp enables travellers to recognise destinations around the world which have adopted global standardised protocols - so they can experience ‘Safe Travels.’



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