Tower Tours

Cathedral TowerThe best view in Gloucestershire

When you get to the top of the winding medieval spiral staircase enjoy a breathtaking view from the top of the tower - on a clear day you can see forty miles across the glorious Gloucestershire countryside to the Malvern Hills.

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

Tours last around 60 minutes. They are usually available at the following times:

Wednesday - Friday 2.30pm
Saturday 1.30pm, 2.00pm
In Gloucestershire school holidays, tower tours also run at 2.30pm on Mondays and Tuesdays.

November 2019 - January 2020 dates and times below

Saturday 14 December 11.30am and 2.30pm

Saturday 21 December 11.30am and 2.30pm

Tours last around one hour

Sometimes we have to change times of tours. Check our calendar for latest dates and times. Tickets are £7.00 per adult, £3.00 per child (6-16 years old). Purchase tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk.

Please note:

  • There is no facility to leave bags, so visitors must keep their belongings to a minimum and on their person at all times.
  • Sensible footwear is highly recommended. 
  • Children must be 6 and over to climb the tower
  • Any chilld 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult over 18   


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 proposing to your other half as the sun sets? 

Private tower tours are available all year round, dependant on weather and availability. We can put a bespoke package together for you so please contact us to discuss on

The Cathedral Clock, Bells and Chimes

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



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