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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 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    539
  • Very Good
    358
  • Average
    79
  • Poor
    5
  • Terrible
    4

Recent Reviews:

  • michael_poole75
    Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
    Bristol Cathedral visit
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 11th January 2018
    While on a three day visit to Bristol we decided to spend some time in the Cathedral, we were so pleased we did, on entrance we were met by two lovely ladies who explained what was happening that day... Read full review
  • lonewolf44
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Beautiful building - and free to visit!
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 7th January 2018
    Once again Bristol doesn't do what London certainly would do - charge visitors to get in here. So it's free! Bristol Cathedral is anglican - it's clearly a historic building though and displays... Read full review
  • LondonFet
    London
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Absolutely superb cathedral....clearly very underestimated in the UK
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 7th January 2018
    This cathedral is quite special in it's own way. Understated say compared to Canterbury or Winchester but glorious in it itself. You must visit if in Bristol. Dont miss the Saxon stone..in fact... 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 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

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

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