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Gloucester Cathedral

Listed under Cathedrals in Gloucester, United Kingdom.

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Gloucester’s Norman Cathedral was founded as an abbey dedicated to Saint Peter in 678, and thus its full title is the Cathedral Church of St. Peter and the Holy and Undivided Trinity, though the foundations for the modern cathedral were laid in the 11th Century.

The outside of the cathedral is lauded for the four pinnacles atop the bell tower, and the Gothic style flourishes added to the Norman base. The nave is Norman and massive and the crypt, aisles, chapels and chapter house are also Norman. There's a lot of lovely white stonework inside, especially the cloisters which have lovely vaulted roofs.

A few interesting facts about the cathedral are that one of its stained glass windows depicts some of the earliest pictures of golf, and there's a carving on one of the walls where people are playing a ball game that looks suspiciously akin to football.

For a selection of the best places to stay in Gloucestershire, visit The Hotel Guru.

Written by  H.T. Hallum.

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Also used for the inside of Hogwarts in the first and second Harry Potter films, and in the 2008 Doctor Who Christmas Special.

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