Tower Climb at Gloucester Cathedral


During your visit to the Cotswolds, you have the incredible opportunity to explore Gloucester Cathedral, a magnificent and renowned building. Known for its connection to Harry Potter and other TV shows, the cathedral boasts stunning architecture that spans over a millennium. Harry Potter fans will be thrilled to discover that the cathedral was featured in three of the films, and you can even visit the specific locations within the cathedral that were used.

One of the highlights of Gloucester Cathedral is the Tower Climb, which offers breathtaking views of the Cotswolds. On a clear day, you can see up to 40 miles across the countryside to the Malvern Hills. As you ascend the medieval spiral staircase, consisting of 269 steps, during your private tour, you will not only admire the iconic landmark but also gain access to its ancient roof spaces. Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the ringing chamber and the bell chamber, where you can see ‘Great Peter,’ the only medieval bell of its size still in use in England.

After taking in the awe-inspiring views from the tower, you can further explore the cathedral by descending the steps from the South Transept and delving into the Crypt. This hidden level of the cathedral showcases the earliest parts of its history, offering a glimpse into its past.

For a truly unforgettable experience, consider treating yourself and a loved one to a special private tour of the tower for two. The views from the top are truly breathtaking, and sharing this experience with someone special will create lasting memories.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore Gloucester Cathedral, with stunning architecture spanning over a millennium
  • Discover the cathedral’s connection to Harry Potter and other TV shows
  • Take part in an exclusive climb of the Cathedral’s Tower
  • Ascend the medieval spiral staircase and gain access to the cathedral’s ancient roof spaces.
  • Visit the ringing chamber and ‘Great Peter,’ the only medieval bell of its size still in use in England.
14 August 2023

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