Gloucester Cathedral is in the top five UK historic attractions, according to a Which? Travel survey.

Which? members were asked for their views on their favourite historical attractions and each property was rated on various elements such as value for money and quality of information.

Gloucester Cathedral ranked in joint second place alongside the Houses of Parliament with a mark of 84%, while Stirling Castle topped the polls at 87%.

The Which? article commented: ‘Other cathedrals including St David’s, Salisbury and Canterbury, scored well in our survey, but Gloucester received particular praise: “A most magnificent cathedral – wonderful stained glass windows and a superb pipe-organ” said one respondent.’ Gloucester Cathedral welcomed around 276,000 visitors last year and is gearing up for Gloucester History Day on 1st September and Heritage Open Day on 8th September when it will be expecting a flood of visitors.