The Labyrinth

Tuesday 2 August - Friday 26 August

Excluding 15 and 16 August 2022.

'Every journey begins with a single step'

This August, the Labyrinth will be returning to Gloucester Cathedral and you're invited to walk it and join an 1000-year long tradition. It will be in the Nave and there for you to explore for as long or as little time as you like during normal Cathedral opening hours.

A labyrinth is a winding path used for meditation and prayer. Pilgrims have been walking labyrinths for thousands of years; this symbolic journey represents the path to God, enlightenment or your deepest self. It enables us, in the midst of the busyness of life, to be still and focus our thoughts and feelings. The labyrinth at Gloucester Cathedral is an exact replica of the one in Chartres Cathedral in France, which is thought to date from around 1200.

The labyrinth is free to take part in, with no tickets required, but donations to the Cathedral are welcome. As you walk it, try to let go of your fears, worries and concerns, and you may wish to take time to pray once you reach the centre.

Please note that the Labyrinth will not be available on 15 and 16 August due to special events taking place in the Cathedral. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding.

Please check our daily opening hours before you visit by clicking here.

Special Event
From August 2nd, 2022 To August 26, 2022
Opening times
Tuesday 2 August - Friday 26 August
Nave 12 College GreenGloucesterGL1 2LX
Booking not required
Photo credit: Kevin Lewis

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.