Groups are very welcome at the Cathedral. Please contact Christine Turton in advance to book a visit.
Booking your visit in advance enables us to manage visitor numbers safely. We can also plan to avoid your visit clashing with (for example) a funeral, or a day of organ-tuning! While we make every effort to welcome everyone to our beautiful Cathedral, sometimes we are unable to accommodate unbooked groups and may have to turn them away if they are likely to be disruptive to other events taking place in the Cathedral.
Leaders of unbooked tour groups will be asked to register their group at the Visitor information Point inside the Cathedral. There is an expectation that the group will make a financial contribution to the upkeep of the Cathedral.
The services of fully-trained Cathedral Guides are available to booked parties at no extra charge. We regret that, because all our Guides are volunteers, we cannot guarantee to supply Guides when groups book at short notice. Ideally we need 10 working days notice depending on the size of the group. Tours are conducted in English. If you require a Cathedral guide and your group is made up of visitors who do not speak English, you will need to supply 1 x translator per 15 visitors. Printed guides in a variety of languages are available in the Cathedral.
Please note however, that it is not normally possible to have group tours before 9.45am because of morning services.
Charges for booked tours are as follows. These prices include permission to take photographs/video. There is no additional charge for booking a Cathedral Guide.
|Adult||£4.75 (£4.95 from April 2013)|
|Full time student||£3.75 (£3.95 from April 2013)|
|Child (under 16)||£3.00|
Our education officers can organise specialised visits for school parties. For more details, visit the Education Centre pages.
Study Days for Clubs and Societies
We offer several special courses for Clubs and Societies - Study Days at Gloucester Cathedral Brochure.
Please contact Christine Turton for more information - 01452 508210, Christine Turton
What you say about us
We find it helpful to receive feedback from visitors to the Cathedral, and we get lots of positive comments:-
"The whole visit will remain in our thoughts for a long time... these two guides are the best ..thanks for the warm and friendly way in which you have dealt with us" - Newbridge U3A group
"..it simply could not have been bettered...the quality of your guides was exceptional" - Northleach D.F.A.S