Temple Church

Temple Church, Bristol

Temple Church
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Mateusz
Dover, UK1,858 contributions
Couples
I came here for a visit the other day. Unfortunately on the days there was a group of drunks what would be the entrance. Not sure if this was regular or just bad luck, but there was crap everywhere.

I feel as this is an English Heritage site this should be looked after more. I was quite disappointed with the site and all the rubbish and unsavoury characters around. Would be great if they opened it at points to see inside. Worth seeing if you're passing, but not specifically to see the place
Written February 3, 2020
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Britannic
UK116 contributions
12th Century foundations of a Knights Templar Church. Sadly bombed in World War II however the tower and walls still stand. The tower noticibly leans, although this is due to marshland it was built on and not the luftwaffe. Stewarded by English Heritage but absolutely filthy in the surrounding area, litter and drug paraphernalia were scattered at the rear of the church, this area seems to have a problem with antisocial behaviour. This is however an important heritage building and I am thankful it still stands ( seeing that bristol council planning department allowed an eyesore concrete office block to encroach onto the churches doorstep ).
Written April 23, 2014
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Brian P
Midsomer Norton, UK65 contributions
Business
This historic church stands the test of time with its unique Tower which many people think is Blitz damage it is not , It was buil this way and actually leans more than the Tower of Pisa , Set inside the church during clearing after the Blitz the foundations of only two known examples of circular church built in England , The Blitz caused the complete destruction of this once fine church and the Army clearance teams had to be stopped from pulling down the tower , It was only photographic evidence that presented this from being pulled down, Delightful Rose Gardens a quite place to sit and contemplate in this Busy city .Do visit the local Pubs as these are some of the most historic ones in the city .
Written July 30, 2019
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culturevulture2018
London, UK1 contribution
Solo
On my recent visit to the Temple church, (which is a wonderful ruin) I was underwhelmed by the surrounding garden area. It looks dirty and dodgy type
people seem to hang out there, I felt quite intimidated. I sat on a bench to eat my sandwiches/have flask coffee and within minutes was accosted by a junkie type woman asking if I was a prostitute looking for work! Really! And this was on a sunny, Saturday afternoon. I certainly would not go there alone again, well probably not at all now, after that experience. Bottom line is: DO visit the Temple church ruins, but don't hang about.
Written August 5, 2018
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Wendy P
4 contributions
Family
Found this gem on a walk to our hotel. Lovely history and beautiful grounds around it. The garden is well kept and full of beautiful plants
Written August 22, 2017
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Darrell F
Swansea, UK92 contributions
Couples
Tucked away in the Temple district, this bombed out church has an astonishing history and one can see how it has changed over centuries, visually and by reading the info boards. Good photo opportunities and adjacent to a small quiet park.
Written July 17, 2017
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Sue G
Accrington, UK319 contributions
Business
This beautiful bombed out chuch is a hidden little gem in the Temple Mead area. The garden area is a delight to walk through and we saw lots of people eating their lunch here. A nice little area to sit and amaze at the old church and its beautiful arch windows and leaning tower.
Written June 30, 2017
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Vincent B
Bristol, UK956 contributions
Family
We came to Bristol to follow a walk taking in the many towers of the city and thus one stands out, of leans out to be more accurate. It is a medieval church founded by the Knights Templar and destroyed by the Germans during rge Second World War. It is a lovely spot in the city centre.
Written June 18, 2017
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WelshDisabled
Welsh110 contributions
A pretty little garden, originally the graveyard of Temple Church.
The church was bombed in the blitz but the tower stands high and proud.

This medieval church tower was obviously subsiding on construction so the builders had tried to right the tower whilst it was being built.

The pathways are flanked by enormous trees and the roots have caused the paths to heave in many places so travelling on a mobility scooter was a little precarious but I managed.

It is worth a visit.
Written May 25, 2017
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TheExploringShoes
United Kingdom237 contributions
Family
Temple Church was wonderful to visit, very inquisitive about the leaning tour - haven't seen anything like that since visiting Italy's Leaning Tour of Piza! What I found quite comforting was that although it is sad this church is no longer a church (in that only the extiria walls remain) the safe outdoor space can be enjoyed by the wildlife of Bristol. From my experience of Bristol there isn't that many peaceful places for the wildlife, so churches like this are a sanctuary.
Written February 4, 2017
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