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“Peace in the city” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bristol Cathedral

Bristol Cathedral
College Green, Bristol BS1 5TJ, England
44 117 926 4879
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Ranked #10 of 96 Attractions in Bristol
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Bristol
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“Peace in the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

an oasis of calm in the city. I used to like to sit in the garden on a summers lunchtime and eat my packed lunch out of the way of all the crowds with just the birds for company. It also has a beautiful chapter house and the food and drink isn't bad either!

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“Nice Cathedral”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

Good informative place to visit. Lots of leaflets and plaques. Toilet facilities clean.

Visited January 2012
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“Great place with a fun chapel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

Bristol Cathedral is on college Green opposite a 50's embracing monster of a Town Hall which is surmounted but a couple of ace gilded unicorns which the architect apparently ordered without anyone knowing and arrived as a bit of a surprise. What would the press make of that today.

However, I digress. According to Timpson's book "England's 100 best churches" St Mary Redcliffe is [Bristol's] best church after the Cathedral" and St Mary's gets 5/5*, so it must be good and it is.

The site is reckoned to have had a church for over 1000 years. There are a Chapter House and other remains. "The Nave, Choir & Aisle are all the same height making .... Bristol .... the major example of a 'Hall Church' in GB" according to their useful leaflet Sacred Bristol.

The highlight for me is the Lady Chapel, which is used for daily service but it has some really amusing monkey faces as ornaments on the bottom of arches in the side walls; the sculptor had a nice sense of humour. There are several tombs with and without colour/fancy niches and the occasional concert, as well as loads of stuff I've missed. web: www.bristol-cathedral.co.uk will tell all.

Visited January 2012
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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“Well worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

Lovely cathedral, beautiful windows and architecture

Visited January 2012
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Worth an hour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

Not the most exciting cathedral I have ever seen but still very nice and worth a look round for an hour if in the area.

Visited July 2011
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