Gloucester Cathedral

Gloucester Cathedral a stunning building with a rich history

The @aboutglos guide to visiting Gloucester Cathedral the centrepiece of the city, including things to keep an eye out for. The Cathedral is one of the top tourist attractions in the city and the county, for very good reason. The site has had many visitors throughout history including Henry VII and Anne Boelyn in 1535.

The Architecture of the building is very grand and its size is very dominant. Inside the building is stunning and loads to see. You can also learn about the rich history of the building, nearly 1000 years of history in fact.

Gloucester Cathedral

Glos Cathedral

Gloucester Cathedral was formally known as the Cathedral Church of St Peter and the Holy and Indivisible Trinity. The magnificant structure is located in the north of the city and near to the River Severn.

The cathedral dates back to 678 or 679 with the foundation of an abbey dedicated to Saint Peter.

Cathedral Grounds

Alfresco Lunch in the cathedral grounds

The cathedral is a magnificent building to admire from the outside and the grounds outside are a nice place to sit and admire. There is plenty of seating as well as a nicely maintained garden. The grounds are a great place to sit and have an alfresco lunch in the city centre.

It is not uncommon for people to grab lunch from a nearby sandwich shop or chippy and enjoy an alfresco lunch here.