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Blackfriars

Ladybellegate St | Blackfriars Lane, Gloucester GL1 2HS, England
01452396384
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Nice little find

We were told about this by the Tourist Information office. We had a bit of trouble finding it but... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sue P
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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
Great little place to visit with free entry

This ruined priory is very well preserved and looked after. It is is in the hands of English... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2017
Kezzie K
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Oxford, New Zealand
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Ladybellegate St | Blackfriars Lane, Gloucester GL1 2HS, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were told about this by the Tourist Information office. We had a bit of trouble finding it but pleased we did in the end. Managed by English Heritage (no admission fee). We had the place to ourselves so could soak up the atmosphere. A...More

Thank Sue P
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This ruined priory is very well preserved and looked after. It is is in the hands of English Heritage and they manage it very well. Apparently if you are thinking of getting married it would be a really cool place in which to do it.

Thank Kezzie K
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Despite the information board stating the priory was open it was shut so we had to make do with a look around the outside from the road. Looked well preserved and we would have loved to look inside. Maybe next visit????

Thank MistressWeatherwax
Reviewed 4 May 2017

I was pleased that I could wander around this English Heritage site and imagine its grandeur in its day. Sadly very little information vailable, but there are toilets and cafe there, in the more modern building.

Thank wevvap
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Building is historic but with modern conveniences but was not very warm , meal was delayed an hour and PA system for speeches wholly inadequate .

Thank Diana I
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Go check out Blackfriars, one of Gloucester's best kept secrets! Sympathetic renovation to let in natural light. Read the history of the Priory and check out events that take place there!

Thank BethC1857
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is one of the gems of England and Gloucester in particular. These buildings are unbelievable with an original medieval 'scissors and brace' roof and the oldest 'library' in Britain in the scriptorium building.

Thank JamesDillon1947
Reviewed 8 August 2016

A lovely Priory to wander around. It was turned into a Tudor mansion etc but has been restored as much as possible to the medieval building.I was also fortunate and got to look around the Scriptorium, which is well worth a look. The woman on...More

Thank Osric678
Reviewed 5 April 2016

When I took part in a guided walking tour offered by the Civic Trust I didn't know that we would come to this priory. The guide told me that it is rarely open (unless for concerts or events you book yourself, e.g. weddings) but we...More

1  Thank Claudia P
Reviewed 21 March 2016

I accidentally came across this when wandering around the city, but it won't be my last visit. One of the best preserved Blackfriar priory's in the country and sensational. Need to be careful about visiting as it is used for many events and can be...More

Thank neomanSalisbury
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