Following advice from the Government and the Church of England, the Cathedral has reopened for public worship. For more information on the weekly Cathedral Eucharist, visit the website.
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
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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 2020
- Very Good440
- David SLyon, FranceBeautiful Cathedral.Monday, 28th September 2020Gothic Revival Style Cathedral. Its construction began in the 12th century, with additions and reforms in later centuries. It is located on College Green in the center of town. Read full review
- kelse1990Barrow-in-Furness, United KingdomVery nice cathedralThursday, 8th October 2020Lovely cathedral and free also. I just made a small donation. I am a non believer but love the architecture. Quite stunning! Read full review
- Gloria MBristol, United KingdomPeace.Thursday, 15th October 2020Whenever I can I visit. Beautiful place. Peace and Quiet, Especially in these dark uncertain times when we dont know what to expect. Read full review