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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

Times:
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

 

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

Find out about the latest on the roads and get travel directions from TravelWest.info

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

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    695
  • Very Good
    430
  • Average
    88
  • Poor
    6
  • Terrible
    5

Recent Reviews:

  • AvidtravPerth
    Prades, France
    WOW! Bristol Cathedral, well worth a visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 6th November 2019
    We were not expecting the welcome nor the vast open style of the cathedral. It was amazing. Fantastic open structure was incredible having seen so many other cathedrals ans churches. Bristol... Read full review
  • penny10001
    Weekend services
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 14th November 2019
    I visited with a choir of northern singers, and we quickly acclimatised to the acoustic in the cathedral. The staff were warm and helpful and we felt very much welcomed and appreciated. Read full review
  • JanetJ779
    Bedford, United Kingdom
    Beautiful peaceful place.
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 16th November 2019
    This cathedral really does have the wow factor the wonderful vaulted ceilings are fantastic.It is a peaceful haven away from the bustle of the lively city centre. Some lovely stained glass,obviously... 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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