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
See Bristol Cathedral's spectacular stained-glass windows and find out about its history via their online tour. Click here for the virtual tour.
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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* The Cathedral is open 365 days each year from 8.00am until after Evensong.
- Gift Shop
- Accessible to Wheelchair Users
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors
- Picnic Site
- Cater for groups
- Conference facilities
- Event Venue
- Tea / Coffee Shop
- Wedding Venue
- In town/city centre
- Indoor Attraction
- Of historic, literary or architectural interest
- Open by appointment outside normal opening times
Parking & Transport
- On Bus Route
- Blue Badge Guides admitted free
Tours and Demonstrations
- Educational Visits Accepted
- Guided Tours Available for Groups
- Guided Tours Available for Individuals
- Groups Accepted
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Certificate of Excellence 2019
- Very Good438
- Stephen BGorey, IrelandAwesome!Tuesday, 10th March 2020The 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
- halcatraEdinburgh, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesLovely cathedral buildingWednesday, 18th March 2020It 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
- Walker1951Derbyshire, United KingdomImpressive CathedralMonday, 30th March 2020Bristol 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