College Green, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2LX

Formerly the Benedictine Abbey of St Peter, founded in the 11th century, the Cathedral features Norman pillars in the nave, the elaborate tomb of Edward II, exquisite 14th century fan vaulting, the 15th century tower and the magnificent Great East Window.

The Whispering Gallery was created when a passageway was built behind the Great East Window, and gives the opportunity to view it close-up.

On Saturday 12th, all tours and attractions are free of charge. The Tower Tours are by ticket only. See reservation details below.

On Thursday 10th there is a tour looking at the decorative stones in the Cathedral.

On Saturday 12th there will be a Poetry Tour at 1100 and a piano recital at 1300.

Opening Times

  • Thursday 10 September: 0900-1800
  • Friday 11 September: 0900-1800
  • Saturday 12 September: 0900-1800, Whispering Gallery Open 1030-1600, Tower Tours 1130, 1330 & 1430
  • Sunday 13 September: 0900-1800

Booking Details

Pre-booking: Required
Tower Tours are ticket only and will be available to pre-book from Monday 7th September in person from the Cathedral Shop
Booking Contact: The Cathedral Shop
Call: 01452 528753
Booking opens: 7 September 2015 09:00
Booking closes: 12 September 2015 14:00


Whispering Gallery and Tower Tours are not wheelchair accessible.

Additional information

Local leaflet: Ref No. V23. See E34 for the decorative stone tour, E78 for the poetry tour and E13 for the Piano Recital.


Organised by

Gloucester Civic Trust and Marketing Gloucester Ltd

Date last modified: 20th July 2015 at 14:55

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