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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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Lovely!

So beautiful architecture, sculptures and work on grass... I had the fortune to see kind having a kind of a lesson there. :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

So beautiful architecture, sculptures and work on grass... I had the fortune to see kind having a kind of a lesson there. :)

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I'm never especially happy at 'grading' a place of worship, but that is the only way in which one can record a review. Interestingly one recent reviewer referred to the cathedral as medieval, another as Victorian, but both are correct. Based on an Augustinian abbey it was the only diocese created during the reign of Henry VIII, with the dissolved... More 

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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93 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful cathedral and well worth the visit. The day we visited they had a few musicians playing classical style music which was absolutely beautiful to sit and listen to for a while. Cathedral has plenty of information which is well laid out and very interesting.

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Wolverhampton, UK
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51 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Probably G E Street's masterpiece and well worth a visit just to see what the Victorians, who built so many churches, could make of a Cathedral. And the cloister cafe has a nice outdoor garden area if the weather is fine.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The old story of, as it is right under our noses we take little notice of it but it is a wonderful building with a rich history and well worth two to three hours of investigation

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

No entry charges - what a pleasant change! Lovely staff willing to talk about the cathedral. Very clean, well preserved building and grounds.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

What a fantastic cathedral. Enjoyed purchasing several items in the little shop inside however I found the elderly lady with short white hair very rude! We spent £50 odd yet she told us to hurry up as she was in the middle of our transaction but decided to go back and get something worth another £10 and couldn't even give... More 

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South Wales
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

My wife likes this place but then she is biased being a Bristolian! A typical though not ornate example of its kind and not commercialised and best of all free to visit. Whilst visiting recently a choir was practising which added to the atmosphere though it was difficult to understand as acoustics were not great.Volunteer staff are eager to answer... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Definitely something you should take a few moments to see, the inside and outside are simply lovely.

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Perugia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The church is well worth a trip inside. A beautiful wooden choir, very cool sculpture, beautiful rood screen (though I believe not original), lovely mosaic floor, and a very moving exhibit on local men lost in WW I. Everything is well marked. Take your time to really look at the architectural details.

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