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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
    634
  • Very Good
    405
  • Average
    85
  • Poor
    6
  • Terrible
    5

Recent Reviews:

  • Keith B
    Plymouth, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    A good Sunday act of worship
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 1st March 2019
    We went to the main Sunday service. The singing and the choir were good. The sermon from the minor cannon was uplifting Read full review
  • Shelliu
    Chicago, Illinois
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Beautiful medieval church
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 7th March 2019
    Around since the 12th century, the Bristol Cathedral takes over the skyline and is full of history. Admission is free and you can attend worship services, if interested. Read full review
  • jimmackman
    Fareham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Lovely Cathedral very friendly volunteers
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 19th March 2019
    We visited this week end and spent a lovely hour walking around. The architecture is amazing Lovely peaceful place Read full review
College Green
West End
Bristol
BS1 5TJ

Tel: +44 (0)117 926 4879

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

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

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