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Review of Bristol Cathedral

Bristol Cathedral
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$33.26*
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Bristol private walking tour with a local guide
Ranked #17 of 237 things to do in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed April 27, 2013

As with all Cathedrals, Bristol’s large, city centre Minster is beautiful and effortlessly impressive. Externally it is huge, and imposing, but fits in well with it’s surroundings, overlooking a grassed square and other architecturally interesting buildings.

Inside there’s the usual mix of stained glass, pillars, altars and side chapels, and it feels typically sombre. There was something missing though, we couldn’t quite put our fingers on it, but it was missing something of a “wow” factor, that you get in other similarly enormous buildings. We’ve visited lots of Cathedrals and smaller religious buildings across Europe, and we may have been spoiled by Barcelona’s Sagrada and Mallorca’s La Seu. They’re mind blowing buildings, and Bristol’s effort seemed a little sedate in comparison. That’s not to say it’s not worth an hour of your time if you’re in the area, and it’s free, so it’s not all bad!

Thank carlosthejackal666
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

A beautiful Cathedral set in the city against a back drop of modern architecture, a very imposing building. A place for quiet contemplation after a busy day.

Thank Sharon C
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

Bristol cathedral ? not often talked about but well worth a visit. Not dramatic and a mid 19th century rebuild doesn't help, but this huge church is remarkable if only for the amazing number of well kept memorials. I spent most of my visit with my head down reading about so many people now long dead. And don't miss the remarkable stained glass tributes to the emergency services from WWII.

Thank Tim C
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

Saw my friends ordained here, took part in the BBC Radio 4 Morning Service 70th birthday celebration and attended many other events. You need a day to see everything1

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Reviewed April 19, 2013

If you like churches, the Cathedral offers much to the lovers of architecture. Attended a Legal service here some time ago, and was impressed by its size, the quality of the accoustics and layout. Why not park your car in Long Ashton park and ride, and exit the bus in Anchor Road from where the building is but a stone's throw.

Thank John R
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