Bristol Cathedral

College Green, West End, Bristol, BS1 5TJ

Tel: +44 (0)117 926 4879

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Bristol Cathedral

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Bristol Cathedral has re-opened, subject to Government restrictions. Please check their website and/or social media channels for the latest updates.

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

Virtual Tour

See Bristol Cathedral's spectacular stained-glass windows and find out about its history via their online tour. Click here for the virtual tour.

Times:
8am - 5pm Monday to Saturday, unless you wish to attend Choral Evensong or Evening Prayer at 5.15pm
8am - 3.15pm Saturday and Sunday, unless you wish to attend Choral Evensong at 3.30pm

 

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Free AdmissionFree

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

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

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

Awards

  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

Further Information

Other

  • Gift Shop

Accessibility

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

Catering

  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

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

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times

Parking & Transport

  • On Bus Route

Payment Methods

  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free

Tours and Demonstrations

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

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      732
    • Very Good
      451
    • Average
      90
    • Poor
      6
    • Terrible
      8

    Recent Reviews:

    • matthow
      Newport, United Kingdom
      Just okay
      3 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 6th April 2022
      Had to wait a bit to go in as there was a massive primary school in looking around but that wasn't a problem. Got to say though honestly after St Mary Redcliffe i was a bit underwhelmed. It is an... Read full review
    • Joe2789
      Leeds, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Great building
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 18th April 2022
      Had an unexpected visit to this cathedral and we were amazed by the architecture. Did not go for religious reasons, but was happy we called there on the off chance. The building is amazing and... Read full review
    • LesleyScarborough
      Scarborough, United Kingdom
      A Very Special Place
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 11th May 2022
      I have visited a lot of cathedrals in the UK and came here with no expectations since I'd not heard anything about it (and to my shame I'd forgotten it was the first cathedral to ordain women... Read full review

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