Cathedral Tower lit orange for Batten Disease Awareness Day

Monday 5 June - Monday 12 June

Batten Disease causes a complete loss of skills such as sight and mobility and brings on early dementia in children as young as 4 years old.

 There is sadly no cure but the organisation the BDFA (Batten Disease Family Association) exists to support the many families living in the UK with children facing this daily and continues to fight towards a cure.

One such family is Gloucester based and they would love your support in raising awareness by wearing orange. At Gloucester Cathedral, we will once again be lighting the Cathedral tower orange to show our support for this important cause.

Please support Joshua and his family on Friday 9 June, which is Batten Disease Awareness Day. Thank you.

Special Event
From June 5, 2023 To June 12, 2023
Opening times
Monday 5 June - Monday 12 June
Other 12 College GreenGloucesterGL1 2LX
Booking not required

Getting Here

  • 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.