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Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel

College Green  Bristol  England  BS1 5TA  United Kingdom 

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Visitor's Guide: Bristol

Bristol Cathedral

Glimpses of Norman Monastic Life
  • Neighborhood: Kingsdown
  • Category: Cultural Events
  • Accessible for persons with disabilities: yes


Bristol Cathedral was founded as the abbey church of St Augustine in 1140, becoming the cathedral of the newly created Diocese of Bristol in 1542. Although steeped in history, today it stands surrounded by the bustle of nearby Park Street, and a visit inside provides a welcome respite from the hustle bustle of the city center. If you're looking for a bit of quiet contemplation, sit in the small, peaceful garden. Or, just wander through the imposing interior, which through the centuries has incorporated a range of architectural styles: its Chapter House is one of the finest Norman rooms in England, and adjacent is the Abbey Gateway, a Norman arch surmounted by 16th century additions. The Cathedral is open everyday from 8a until after Evensong. Admission is free, though disabled access is limited.


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