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Radisson Blu Hotel, Bristol



With roots stretching back over a thousand years, the Bristol Cathedral is one of the pillars around which the city has been constructed, while St. Mary Redcliffe Church is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. Monuments to the city’s rich architectural legacy, St. Mary Redcliffe Church and Bristol Cathedral are both within walking distance of Radisson Blu Hotel, Bristol.

What to experience at Bristol Cathedral

Founded in 1140 and consecrated in 1148, 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. The cathedral’s interesting construction only adds to the building's wonder.
This 900-year-old cathedral is home to the Bishop of Bristol and we recommend setting aside two hours for your visit.
  • Marvel at the historic organ from 1685 with some of the authentic features and fittings
  • Visit the Chapter House, considered one of the UK's finest examples of Norman architecture
  • Take a break and a bite at the café and purchase a souvenir at the gift shop
Cathedral tours are usually offered each Saturday through the year at 11:30 and 13:30, they are free but donations are welcome.

Plan your visit

Bristol Cathedral is a 5-minute walk from the hotel.
  • Opening hours:
Monday - Friday:           08:00 – 17:00 (Choral Evensong or Evening Prayer at 17:15)
Saturday & Sunday:        08:00 – 15:15 (Choral Evensong at 15:30)
  • Admission is free

Visit the beautiful St. Mary Redcliffe Church

Set aside an hour or two to visit this stunning Anglican Parish Church sitting on the red sandstone cliff overlooking the River Avon, which Queen Elizabeth I famously described as "the fairest, goodliest, and most famous parish church in England”.
  • Don’t miss the world-famous organ
  • Catch one of the events hosted by the church throughout the year
Plan your visit

St. Mary Redcliffe Church is a 15-minute walk from the hotel
  • Opening hours:
Monday – Saturday:      08:30 – 17:00
Sunday:                       13:00 – 17:00

Sunday services are held at 8:00, 9:30, 11:15 and 18:30. Visitors are welcome to attend services but cannot tour the church during services
  • Admission is free but donations are welcome
  • The Undercroft Café:
Monday to Friday:        10:00 – 16:00