Wide shot of Bristol Cathedral with College Green in the foreground and people sat on the grass
Courtesy of Bristol Cathedral

Bristol Cathedral

The imposing spires of Bristol Cathedral have soared above Bristol’s city centre since it was founded in the 12th century

  • Heritage
  • Museums
  • Sacred

The intricate detail of the architecture, and the continuing spiritual practice, has drawn visitors from far and wide for centuries, and continues to do so today.

Including one of the world’s finest examples of a medieval hall church, as well as magnificent examples of towering stained glass windows which cast colourful light across the interior, the Cathedral is a place of unrivalled beauty, peace and respite.

The Cathedral hosts an exciting programme of activities, including regular concerts, exhibitions, film screenings and workshops. The excellent shop and relaxing cafe, complete with award-winning garden, are the cherry on the cake when visiting this focalpoint of Bristol’s daily life.

Situated at the foot of Park Street, a steep incline jam-packed with unmissable independent shops and cafes, the Cathedral is a great diversion from the busy hustle and bustle of a day out in the city centre. 

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  • Limited accessibility for wheelchair users
  • Facilities for deaf and hard of hearing people
  • Toilets for disabled visitors
  • Baby changing facilities
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