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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

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

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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Public Transport Directions

For comprehensive information about getting here by public transport, please visit TravelWest.info

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Free AdmissionFree

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

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    595
  • Very Good
    383
  • Average
    83
  • Poor
    6
  • Terrible
    4

Recent Reviews:

  • mkljrc
    Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
    Lovely old building Well worth a long visit.
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 9th August 2018
    Enjoyed my time here - I could have spent longer. Plenty to see and a lovely cafe. Lots to look at the stain glass windows, the altars, the cloister etc Read full review
  • Sebastian K
    Helsinki, Finland
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Beautiful place
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 31st July 2018
    Was present for the graduation ceremonies. Cool historical building with no air conditioning (no did not expect that either). Worth a visit if you are nearby. Read full review
  • Wraxall_Travellers
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Pretty inside and out
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 29th July 2018
    This cathedral is on College Green. Take a good look outside before entering. It was not as big as I expected for this city but ornate. 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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