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Bristol Cathedral

College Green, West End, Bristol, BS1 5TJ
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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.

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Facilities

Accessibility

  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Catering

  • Picnic area

Establishment Features

  • Cater for groups
  • Conference facilities
  • Event venue
  • Gift shop
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets
  • Wedding Venue

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

Parking & Transport

  • On Bus Route

Payment Methods

  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Groups Accepted
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals

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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  • Stephen F
    Southampton, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Simply beautiful
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 13th February 2019
    Sadly, no Choral Evensong on the day we visited. A warm welcome as soon as we arrived, and a marvellous stroll around this beautiful working building. Lit a candle for my Dad, and was happy to make a... Read full review
  • Bon444
    Dorchester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Warm welcome to a beautiful building
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 1st February 2019
    Just a few minutes walk from busy Broad Quay, Bristol is lucky to have a stunning example of an English cathedral.The fact that the vaulted ceilings of the nave, aisles and choir are the same height... Read full review
  • Wilks170
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Sunday Choral Evensong revisited.....
    3 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 27th January 2019
    I attended Sunday Evensong today having not done so for 5 years or so. Some observations....... - same high quality choral and organ music - same sparse congregation although a few more sitting in... Read full review

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