With roots stretching back over a thousand years, the Bristol Cathedral is one of the pillars around which the city has been constructed. Featuring an assortment of architectural curiosities, the cathedral attracts a wide range of visitors 365 days a year.
For views of the unmistakable charms of the city's cathedral, as well as the harbour, the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bristol is the perfect base for your visit. Its central location also allows you to explore the city's main shopping districts and attend a show at the Bristol Hippodrome or Old Vic theatres.
Visiting the cathedralLocated in College Green, Bristol Cathedral was constructed in a uniformly Gothic style despite the building process stretching on for 700 years.
The building's vaulting makes it one of the most unique churches in the city, with its decorative ribs and linings transforming the interior walls into a maze of light. The cathedral's historic organ is also a major draw for tourists; it retains some of the authentic features and fittings from the 1685 original. A few of the cathedral’s antique stained glass panels also remain intact, although most have had to be replaced over the years.
Bristol Cathedral is exceptional in the British Isles for being the only major example of a hall church, with its eastern nave and aisles all located on the same level. This interesting construction only adds to the building's wonder.
The cathedral’s central location allows you to easily visit other top attractions, like the aquarium, on foot.