Gloucester Cathedral

Tower Tours

View from the tower

View from the tower


Are you reasonably fit? Can you climb 269 steps up and 269 down again?  Are you over six years old?  If so, join one of our Tower Tours and enjoy the view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the countryside.

On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber, and when you get down again you can claim a certificate (£1) to show that you made it to the top.

Admission and times

Please note that there are no tours during the winter months.  The Tower Tour season starts at the beginning of April and finishes at the end of October. You are advised to check with Claire Stefanyszyn in the Cathedral Office before your visit to avoid disappointment or contact the Cathedral Gift Shop on 01452 528753.

Tower Tours normally take place as follows.

Days Tour Start Times
Mon-Tue 2.30pm (school holidays only)
Wed-Fri 2.30pm
Sat 1.30pm and 2.30pm
Sun Closed
Bank Holiday 11.30 am, 1:30pm and 2:30pm


Please check our Daily or Weekly calendar for information on closures due to special services etc.

Tower Tours do not take place when the Cathedral is closed or when the East End and Quire only are closed.  




Tickets are sold in the Cathedral Shop on the day of the tour on a first come, first served basis, and each tour is limited to 25 people. Note that in certain weather conditions Tower Tours may have to be cancelled.

Visitor Price
Adult £7.00
Child £1.00


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