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Greyfriars

Greyfriars Street, Gloucester GL1 2EZ, England
+44 370 333 1181
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Historical But!

Before arriving in Gloucester, this was on our list of places to visit. However it was most... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Sanda-Be
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Kent, United Kingdom
A few walls standing

The ruins of this Friary are completely surrounded by ugly modern building, rather a shame. You... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2017
JonathanSuch2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good8%
  • Average35%
  • Poor33%
  • Terrible8%
17 Jul 2017
“A few walls standing”
29 May 2017
“Worth a visit”
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Greyfriars Street, Gloucester GL1 2EZ, England
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Before arriving in Gloucester, this was on our list of places to visit. However it was most disappointing, yes there was a ruined abbey but it was surrounded by incongruent new buildings. We were fortunate to visit it accompanied by a local guide whose descriptions...More

Thank Sanda-Be
Reviewed 17 July 2017

The ruins of this Friary are completely surrounded by ugly modern building, rather a shame. You still get a sense of history from the ruins but its no Tintern Abbey.

Thank JonathanSuch2013
Reviewed 29 May 2017

lovely to walk around here and see the history and a few photo opportunities too worth a visit. Good eating places and cafes near by and the town is good to walk around as well.

Thank Melanie T
Reviewed 16 May 2017

A few walls survive because they were incorporated into a later building (now council offices) Some interesting stonework survives. Look in if you are passing....

1  Thank MistressWeatherwax
Reviewed 27 February 2017

These ruins are quite difficult to find, and when we did find them we were somewhat disappointed. There are some ruined walls and very little else. We couldn't even find any information panels about the building.

1  Thank mjc404
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We searched for this for a long time, but was not really worth it as it was ruins and was a bit disappointed.

Thank Mandy V
Reviewed 25 March 2016

love coming here to this lovely medieval building. don't come often depends if it is open or if there is an event here. Just enjoy the surroundings and imaginings of days gone by.

Thank vanessashihtzu
Reviewed 13 October 2014

Kept the kids entertained. That is all I need in a day out. Spent the whole day there and enjoyed every second.

Thank Curtis M
Reviewed 4 October 2014

Not to be confused with the nearby Blackfriars Monastery, which has substantially more remains, a bit of a garden, and at least being restored. My quick tour of the remaining bits of Greyfriars was much curtailed, due to the safety fences still surrounding the site....More

2  Thank cherriesfan_9
Reviewed 15 April 2014

There are a few remaining walls of the Greyfriars monastic house and church down an alley off Southgate. It's small and unprepossessing. With the fences around it, it looks rather scruffy. The fencing is see through, so you can see all you need, and the...More

1  Thank RunningSteve
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