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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

For comprehensive information about getting here by public transport, please visit TravelWest.info

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Free AdmissionFree

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

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    485
  • Very Good
    309
  • Average
    75
  • Poor
    5
  • Terrible
    3

Recent Reviews:

  • SCL87
    Bristol
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Fantastic architecture
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 21st June 2017
    Well worth a visit, loads of interesting history, beautiful inside as well as outside. The carol service is really lovely, as the acoustics are excellent. Read full review
  • suky123
    Exmouth
    First Visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 21st June 2017
    Very large and the organ sounds fantastic. I went into Bristol Cathedral Thursday 15th June at lunchtime whilst the organ was being played and the sound of the organ vibrated all through the church... Read full review
  • Steve M
    Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Impressive mixture of medieval and Victorian Architecture
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 21st June 2017
    You might not have heard of Bristol Cathedral, but it is well worth a visit. Parts are medieval and have carved figures to study. But the Victorian extensions are also tasteful. Music here is of a... 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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