About the cathedral
A warm welcome awaits you at Gloucester Cathedral – one of the finest medieval buildings in the country and the jewel in the city of Gloucester’s crown.
Our knowledgeable and friendly Guides will lead you through 1,000 years of history. Trace the architectural styles from Norman through Perpendicular to the present day where our team of stonemasons are still busy carving and casting. The extraordinary fan-vaulted medieval cloisters and Great East Window are national treasures and the Lady Chapel houses some of the finest Arts & Crafts glass in the country.
The tomb of Edward II became a place of pilgrimage in the 14th century and inspired the innovative cathedral buildings so admired today. It is the only monarch’s tomb in the South West, one of only a few outside London and as such is of both historical and architectural significance.