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.
- Regional and Miscellaneous WTTC Safe Travels 2021
- 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:
- Very Good451
- matthowNewport, United KingdomJust okayWednesday, 6th April 2022Had to wait a bit to go in as there was a massive primary school in looking around but that wasn't a problem. Got to say though honestly after St Mary Redcliffe i was a bit underwhelmed. It is an... Read full review
- Joe2789Leeds, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesGreat buildingMonday, 18th April 2022Had an unexpected visit to this cathedral and we were amazed by the architecture. Did not go for religious reasons, but was happy we called there on the off chance. The building is amazing and... Read full review
- LesleyScarboroughScarborough, United KingdomA Very Special PlaceWednesday, 11th May 2022I have visited a lot of cathedrals in the UK and came here with no expectations since I'd not heard anything about it (and to my shame I'd forgotten it was the first cathedral to ordain women... Read full review