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Bristol Cathedral

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Address: College Green, Bristol BS1 5TJ, England
Phone Number: 44 117 926 4879
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 3:15 pm

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Lovely Building

Free to enter, unlike many historic building. We arrived at 3:45 on Saturday, just as the choir was finishing practice. The sound even for that short space of time was amazing, it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Free to enter, unlike many historic building. We arrived at 3:45 on Saturday, just as the choir was finishing practice. The sound even for that short space of time was amazing, it made the hairs on the back of my neck stand-up.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As British cathedral's go this is up there. The best of which is to visit the gardens. This is a fantastic location to chill on a lovely sunny day. It's very easy to forget that you're in a city.

Thank yt_Skippy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited Bristol Cathedral during September 2015, entry is free although i'd happily pay for it as the architecture and historical content is really something to marvel at

Thank Gavin O
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Founded in 1140, Bristol Cathedral was originally St Augustine's Abbey, becoming the cathedral in 1542. The construction of the building has had a chequered history. While parts remain from the 12th and 13th centuries, there was substantial rebuilding in the 14th and 15th centuries, but the soaring nave and towers were not completed until the 19th century. The cathedral therefore... More 

Thank Ian C
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our daughter had her graduation ceremony here for both her BSc and Masters. There are many windows displaying Bristol's history and experiences during its Blitz.

Thank CJL_Explorer
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are fond of history and then this cathedral is a must visit. It is fascinating how they managed such a beautiful piece of art with all the slightest details. The location is also wonderful in Bristol's downtown which makes it easy to reach. If you feel like have a bite later, then are also plenty of options around.

Thank Rashad F
Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I brought a friend who was visiting Bristol here and enjoyed the time spent inside the Cathedral. It's free to enter although you can leave a donation towards the upkeep. The architecture and scale of the cathedral are definitely worth appreciating. I also really enjoyed the early monuments and stained glass. Definitely worth an hour or so to explore.

Thank nayhem
Reading, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ended a bell ringing outing by ringing at the Cathedral and what a pleasure. They are undoubtedly some of the best bells in the area. We were made very welcome and enjoyed our time there.

Thank Rosa B
Amherstburg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To start its free. The exterior is absolutely beautiful. Inside is large filled with sculptures and names of historical individuals from the religion, going back centuries.

Thank EthanW1316
Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the oldest churches in the UK. Stunning building located close to city centre. Lovely experience

Thank Melanie W

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