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Bristol Cathedral

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Address: College Green, Bristol BS1 5TJ, England
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+44 117 926 4879
08:00 - 15:15
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 15:15
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Landmark on the Bristol skyline full of calm in the midst of the big city

If you can get here when the choir is singing, so 5:15 on weekdays you can leave the modern world and immerse yourself in the beauty of cathedral music.The spacious building has... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Richard S
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you can get here when the choir is singing, so 5:15 on weekdays you can leave the modern world and immerse yourself in the beauty of cathedral music.The spacious building has much stained glass and memorials to wander as the music wafts around. Highly recommended, so close to College Green and the city centre.

Thank Richard S
Camberley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A fantastic imposing building, some of it built over 800 years ago. Still very much functioning as a working church so if you time your visit right you can take in a service

Thank Berdy2014
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Being a regular churchgoer, I have a great affinity with places of worship. Whenever I am away from home I try to visit local churches. Over the last few years I have built up a considerable collection of photographs. On a recent visit to Bristol, I was looking forward to visiting the cathedral, to spend a while in quiet reflection... More 

Thank jrdo5959
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A most stunning cathedral, with so many smaller chapels to stroll around also. The ceiling is mesmerizing. How did they build that?

Thank Heather M
Goddard, Kansas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We lived in Bristol for 5 months and frequently stopped in to visit this cathedral. It was so beautiful and the architecture was breathtaking. We had several friends and family who came to visit and we would take them all to see this gem.

Thank srw9f4
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Some cathedrals appear grandiose, some have styles that clash, but Bristol was very pleasing to the eye both inside and out. Although you can't walk right round the outside it can be seen to great advantage from College Green. Some of the building dates from the 13th century and some from the 19th. It was very pleasing to walk around... More 

Thank Mike E
Winchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Bristol Cathedral during passion-tide when all of the crosses and statues were veiled in purple. That certainly drew attention to the special time of the year and the special purpose of the building. The verger was extremely friendly and helpful answering my questions. My favourite part of the Cathedral is the amazing chapter house at a lower level... More 

Thank Julie A
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After the reviews, we did expect more and felt none of the "amazing atmosphere". Perhaps, others went at a better time ? Anyhow, the vaulted ceilings are the high point though the many segmented areas (such as the Sailor's chapel corridor) do not make it feel like a comfortable whole. We popped out into the gardens which were nice if... More 

Thank david n
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit. Extremely impressive structure, we were short of time and would have loved to spent much longer looking round this treasure of a building

Thank petejay
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere in such an historical place. Choirs are amazing (my daughter is in Consort) Would recommend this to any visitor to Bristol to have a slow walk around the Cathedral and take in all of the history.

Thank Ray S

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