Tower Tours

Cathedral TowerThe best view in Gloucestershire

Are you reasonably fit? Can you climb 269 steps up and 269 down again?  Are you over six years old?  If so, why not join one of our Tower Tours? When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase you’ll discover that it was worth the effort as you enjoy a breath taking view from the roof - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside.

On the way up you will visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber where you’ll see ‘Great Peter’ the only medieval bell of its size remaining in England. 

Please be aware that there is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum, and remain responsible for them at all times.

Sensible footwear is recommended.

Admission Times and Prices

The Tower Tour season usually runs from April until the end of October. Occasionally tours may be cancelled at short notice, so it’s a good idea to check in advance if you are visiting especially for a tour.

Tower Tours normally take place as follows


Tour Start Times 


2.30pm (school holidays only)




1.30pm and 2.30pm



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.

The charges for these public Tower Tours are as follows:

£7.00 - Adults        

£1.00 - Children (who must be aged 6 or over and accompanied by an adult)     

Please be aware that the following Tower Tours will not be taking place as scheduled:

Wednesday 11 October - All Tower tours cancelled today

Saturday 21 October

  • 13:30-14:30 Tower
  • 14:30-15:30 Tower

Private Tower Tours

A private tower tour is a unique way to celebrate a special occasion or as a corporate outing. Do you fancy enjoying champagne on the roof or watching our resident Peregrine Falcons dive and swoop as the sun sets? 

We can put a bespoke package together for you, please feel free to discuss the options with our Visits Officer, Claire Stefanyszyn, for more details:

Tel: 01452 508210

The Cathedral Clock, Bells and Chimes

If you would like to learn more about the Clock, Bells and Chimes of Gloucester Cathedral click here