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 2021
- Very Good446
- johnhp702Derby, United KingdomOasis of calmSaturday, 11th September 2021Not the most imposing Cathedral from the outside but it is free to enter but give a donation if you can. The interior is an oasis of calm to gather your thoughts and the garden was a lovely place to... Read full review
- macedonboyGlasgow, United KingdomWonderful CathedralSaturday, 11th September 2021This church has been around since the 12th century and is an outstanding example of English Gothic architecture. The long soaring gothic lines are evident both outside and in. The characteristically... Read full review
- Alison18WimbledonBeautifulTuesday, 19th October 2021We had a quick wander around the cathedral as we were passing. It's a beautiful building and the information boards showcased its present day function as well as the history. It was good to see the... Read full review