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Bristol Cathedral

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Bristol Cathedral

About

Bristol’s beautiful and historic Cathedral is located on College Green in the West End of the city. A church has almost certainly stood on the site for over a thousand years, but it came to prominence in 1140 when Robert Fitzhardinge founded the Abbey of St Augustine. The Chapter House and Abbey Gatehouse remain clear to see, and the other remains are to be found within Bristol Cathedral School.

The eastern end of the Cathedral, especially in the choir, gives Bristol Cathedral a unique place in the development of British and European architecture. The nave, choir and aisles are all the same height, making Bristol Cathedral the major example of a hall church in Great Britain and one of the finest to be found anywhere in the world.

Bristol Cathedral is free to visit and is open to the public 365 days a year - from 8am to 6pm Monday to Saturday and 7.20am to 5pm on Sundays. Guided tours are available on Saturdays, or as arranged directly through the Chapter Clerk.

Extras

Other

  • Gift Shop

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

Accessibility

  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • On Bus Route

Catering

  • Picnic Site

Payment Methods

  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times

Establishment Features

  • Cater for groups
  • Conference facilities
  • Event Venue
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets
  • Wedding Venue

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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Public Transport Directions

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Free AdmissionFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

TripAdvisor

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2016

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    455
  • Very Good
    292
  • Average
    70
  • Poor
    5
  • Terrible
    3

Recent Reviews:

  • pipcanti
    Sydney, Australia
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Go early and have the place to yourself.
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 25th March 2017
    The cathedral is very spectacular from the outside, especially if you can time a visit when the bells are chiming. If you go early in the morning (but after morning prayers at 8:30) you will... Read full review
  • carfgames
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Awesome
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 23rd March 2017
    .Recommended for lovers of history. Excellent attention to the public and the tour is easy for all kinds of people. It also has a very good canteen. Read full review
  • D U
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Gorgeous, though a bit cold
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 20th March 2017
    The cathedral is without a doubt beautiful, though not in the intimate way of St Mary Redcliffe. Although visitors are provided with a map, there is no information about the highlights marked on it... Read full review
College Green
West End
Bristol
BS1 5TJ

Tel: +44 (0)117 926 4879

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Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

* The Cathedral is open 365 days each year from 8.00am until after Evensong.

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