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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* 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
- 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 Good444
- Ferenc MUnited KingdomJust wonderful and a complete 'dont miss'Thursday, 15th July 2021You forget just how lovely and how underestimated Bristol Cathedral is. Amazing choir area, garden and windows. Volunteers are so Helpful too. This is a 'must visit' when in Bristol Read full review
- Nick WOasis of calm in the middle of the cityWednesday, 28th July 2021The cloisters and very pretty churchyard garden are worth visiting alone - very peaceful. The sunlight dapples the cloisters with coloured light from the stained glass windows and there are plenty... Read full review
- RebeccaF153Erith, United KingdomTrip Type:Friends getawayBeautifulWednesday, 28th July 2021A really beautiful cathedral, lots of architectural features and stained glass windows. Enjoyed the peace and taking in the mix of old and more modern features. Read full review