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College Green, Bristol

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College Green is a public open space in Bristol, England. The Green takes the form of a segment of a circle with its apex pointing east, and covers 1.1ha. The road named College Green forms the north-eastern boundary of the Green, the Bristol Cathedral marks the south side, and City Hall (formerly the Council House) closes the Green in an arc to the north-west.College Green is owned by the Dean and Chapter of Bristol Cathedral, and managed by Bristol City Council.HistoryOriginally a small hill north of the River Avon separated from Brandon Hill to the north west by a narrow gully, College Green was enclosed to form the precincts of St Augustine's Abbey (now Bristol Cathedral) in the 12th century. After the Dissolution of the Monasteries, the abbey became a collegiate church and its precincts thenceforth became known as 'College Green'.The Bristol High Cross was moved here from its original location at the junction of High, Wine, Broad and Corn streets, where it had been considered a traffic hazard, in 1733. In 1762 the Green was levelled and laid out as a raised park with stone boundary walls, railings and formal promenades crossing at its centre. The High Cross was relegated to a corner of the Green, and in 1768 it was given to Henry Hoare for use as a garden ornament at Stourhead, where it can still be seen.
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  • College Green lrsds to Bristol Cathedral, Bristol Library, the Town Hall and is the perfect place to reflect on your visits.  more »
  • This is a large area of grass surrounded by the cathedral and main local government offices. The buildings are spectacular but the green itself is not much to write about.  more »
  • Beautiful landscape of college green... Always so green and so clean... But eye!, beware their pigeons... are aware to see you to go for you! It is so beautiful Bristol...
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  • A nice communal green space, in the centre of Bristol, in the shadow of Bristol Cathedral and the Council Houses and fountains. There's often events through the summer months, cafes, bars and ice creams are usually available. This is at the foot of Park Street with its mix of independent shops and eateries.
  • Loads of homeless / beggars around. No matter what you reason for visiting you will soon get hassled. Apparently the Cathedral school are concerned about drug dealers approaching their students as well ! Welcome to inner city Britain.
  • A good place to watch the world go by. Right in the heart of the city, so there's always something going on. Not terribly pretty but a good venue for lots of events in Bristol.
  • Nice grassy area in the middle of the city.. handy so and chill.. with Tesco and a chip shop opposite it's a handy place to eat lunch and watch the world go by
  • I have been in the city hall once for an event. Beautiful place
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