Gloucester Cathedral

12 College Green, Gloucester GL1 2LX

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Both hotels are approximately 5 minutes walk from the Cathedral

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INFORMATION

Standing in the north of the city near the River Severn, Gloucester Cathedral, is formally known as the Cathedral Church of St Peter and the Holy and the Invisible Trinity and originated between 678 and 679 with the foundation of an abbey dedicated to Saint Peter. It was dissoled by King Henry VIII. 

The famous landmark is the Norman nucleus with additions of Gothic architecture which is 420 feet long and 144 fee wide. A 15th century tower stands in the centre being 225 feet high and topped with four pinnacles. There are various Norman features within the cathedral also including the nave, the cypt and the chapter house. The cathedrals at Gloucester, Worcester, Winchester and Canterbury all each home to a crypt of the four apsidal cathedral crypts in England.

There have been various burials of iconic historic people and previous Bishops of Gloucester. 

Various events and concerts are held throughout the year keeping the cathedral busy and alive with action. Once every three years the cathedral hosts the Three Choirs Festival, the two other venues being 
Over the years the Cathedral has been involved in various TV and Film productions. 

  • Harry Potter - The cathedral has been used as one of their locations for the first, second and sixth films although causing slight controversy over the theme of the story being unsuitable for a church. 

  • Doctor Who - It was also used for a Christmas special in 2008. 

  • The Hollow Crown - It was used as a location for an adaption of Shakepears Henry IV parts 1 and 2. 

  • Wolf Hall - In 2015 the interior of the cathedral was used for a the BBC's adaption of Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall as the court for Henry VIII. 

  • Sherlock - The cathedral was used as the location for Sherlock in 2015.