Whatever the reason for your visit, you will be warmly welcomed to Gloucester Cathedral

Whether you are coming to discover nearly 1000 years of history or to worship in this beautiful building, we hope that your experience is enjoyable and special. Visitors are asked to make a donation upon entrance to the Cathedral. Our suggestion donation is £5.00 per adult visitor. It costs over £6,000 each day keep the Cathedral open.


Make the most of your visit by taking a guided tour:

Highlights Tours

Join a Highlights Tour to find out about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, see how architecture has evolved over the last 1000 years and visit where Harry Potter was filmed. 

Crypt Tours

Descend the steps from the South Transept to discover the hidden subterranean level of the Cathedral.

Tower Tours

Climb the top of a winding medieval staircase to enjoy the best view of Gloucestershire

Library Tours

Located high above the main body of the Cathedral (you will need to go up 38 spiral steps!) the Cathedral Library Room was originally part of the Abbey and holds a wonderful collection of books and manuscripts dating back to the 11th century.


Stone Masons’ Workshop

A unique behind the scenes opportunity to visit the Masons’ Workshop and meet the team.


  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors – Loop on sound system
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors – Touch model, braille guides and large print leaflets.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors – Parking area for disabled visitors outside the Cathedral.
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors