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
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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Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
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* 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
- Visit Britain We're Good to Go 2021
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- 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:
- Travelers Choice 2020
- Very Good443
- alanfR7576RCWaste of timeSaturday, 24th October 2020Cathedral open it says outside and on the web-site. Well yes, you can go into the darkened nave, but that's about it. Cloisters - closed; Lady-chapel - closed. Quire - closed. Norman chapter-house... Read full review
- SwedishtomcatDiss, United KingdomIn from the coldWednesday, 4th November 2020As we were passing, we thought it rude not to pop our heads in and see the cathedral. It was nice and warm on a chilly day. Read full review
- JTJDUnited KingdomTrip Type:CouplesInteresting to photograph from both near & far....Monday, 9th November 2020Not as huge as some of the Cathedrals that we have visited but it’s certainly imposing with its rather austere Gothic style architecture. We weren’t able visit inside the cathedral due to time... Read full review