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Gloucester Cathedral is saying #ThanksToYou

Where: Gloucester Cathedral

When: Friday, December 7, and Saturday, December 8

On Friday 7 and Saturday 8 December Gloucester Cathedral will be offering free Crypt and Tower Tours (plus a free goodie bag for the first 100 people) as part of The National Lottery's #ThanksToYou campaign.

Bringing a National Lottery ticket or scratch card will allow visitors a free tour of the Tower and access to superb views over the county. Visitors can also use tickets to tour the Crypt, the oldest part of the Cathedral, dating back to 1089.

The Heritage Lottery Fund grant received by Gloucester Cathedral as part of Project Pilgrim Phase One has supported an ambitious programme of capital development, regeneration and community engagement.

Improvements such as the conservation of the 15th Century Lady Chapel, a newly landscaped Cathedral Green, and a new Welcome Area were all made possible by a £4.1 million grant.

As a thank you to members of the public who participate in the National Lottery, Gloucester Cathedral is one of a number of HLF grant recipients joining this annual initiative.

The Very Reverend Stephen Lake, Dean of Gloucester, said: "The Heritage Lottery Fund and National Lottery players have contributed immeasurably to the Cathedral's transformation through Phase One of Project Pilgrim.

"We are excited for this opportunity to give something back to Lottery players by welcoming them to see what they have helped us achieve."

The Cathedral is asking visitors to bring a National Lottery ticket with them to claim this free offer of the following tours:

  • Tower Tours on Friday afternoon at 1.30pm and 2.30pm and on Saturday every hour from 10.30am until 2.30pm
  • Crypt access hourly from 11.30am on Friday and all day from 10.30am on Saturday.

Bring your Lottery ticket to the Cathedral shop on Friday or the Tour stand in the Chapter House during the Christmas Market on Saturday.

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