Bristol Cathedral - a wonderful place to visit
Bristol Cathedral stands at the civic heart of this vibrant city. One of England’s great medieval churches, the Augustinian abbey was founded here in the 12th century. For almost 900 years, the building has continued to be a place of sanctuary, prayer and music. Today the Cathedral boasts some of the most important medieval architecture in the UK – look out for the extraordinary Norman stone carving in the Chapter House, the medieval stained glass preserved in the cloister, the brightly coloured Eastern Lady Chapel and the lofty arches and vaults at the East End. Group tours run by expert guides can be arranged in advance along a wide variety of specialist themes, including stained glass, medieval Bristol and Wolf Hall filming locations.
Bespoke tours also can be created, which can even take in other sites across the city.
Lunchtime recitals run each Tuesday afternoon in term time and the Cathedral Choir sings Evensong six times a week.
Open 365 days a year, with a rich programme of services, art, exhibitions and events, as well as a shop, café and peaceful garden, Bristol Cathedral is a wonderful place to visit. All are welcome and admission is free.