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Bristol Cathedral

College Green, West End, Bristol, BS1 5TJ

Tel: +44 (0)117 926 4879

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Bristol Cathedral

About

*** From Tuesday 7 July, following advice from the Government and the Church of England, the Cathedral will reopen for public worship. For more information on the weekly Cathedral Eucharist, visit the website ***

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

 

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 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

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

The above times should be used as an indicator during the recovery phase from the global pandemic.

Please double-check details by visiting the website via the link above before you visit

Awards

  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020

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

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2020
  • Excellent
    709
  • Very Good
    438
  • Average
    90
  • Poor
    6
  • Terrible
    5

Recent Reviews:

  • Stephen B
    Gorey, Ireland
    Awesome!
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 10th March 2020
    The Cathedral is breath-taking combining solemnity, dignity and history in a hallowed place. A building that everyone can wonder at, irrespective of your creed or even if you are agnostic. Glorious... Read full review
  • halcatra
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Lovely cathedral building
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 18th March 2020
    It is a beautiful cathedral situated in Bristol city centre. The entrance is free of charge but donations are welcome. There are a couple of boards with some explanations. Good place for a quick... Read full review
  • Walker1951
    Derbyshire, United Kingdom
    Impressive Cathedral
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 30th March 2020
    Bristol Cathedral is located in the centre of Bristol and is an extremely impressive building. The architecture is exceptional and I would definitely recommend a visit Read full review

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