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 programme
  • Our world class choral music
  • Our Breakfast Club and work with the homeless of Gloucester


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.’



New information for visitors effective Monday 19 July 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.

To maintain a safe environment we will retain some protective measures. These include:

Our opening hours. Click here to see current opening times.

  • We will continue to have additional cleaning routines in place and hand sanitiser available for visitors
  • Wearing of face coverings is optional
  • There are no limits on numbers of people in the building. The Cathedral is a huge building with plenty of space for everyone
  • Visitors can continue to check in via track and trace, however it is no longer a requirement
  • We hope to provide guided tours later in the summer so there is currently no access to Crypt, Tower and Library for the time being
  • The Monk’s Kitchen is fully open with indoor and outdoor seating available (Please note that opening times for the Monk's Kitchen may vary for a short while. Please check our daily calendar before visiting. We apoplgise for any inconvenience this may cause)
  • 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. We will look to return to a full pattern of public worship from September when we also hope to re-instate coffee following the Sunday Eucharist.

See our services here

If you have any questions about visiting please email

We look forward to welcoming you soon.


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