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St Mary Redcliffe Church, Bristol

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Religious Site
Over 800 years old, St Mary Redcliffe Church is an Anglican parish church and a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. It is also the second-largest parish church in England and the tallest building in Bristol. Guided tours are offered here, and you are welcome to attend services as well. Keep an eye out for several characteristics of the grand building. The floor plan of is a slender Latin cross, and the walls consist almost entirely of large, stained-glass windows, providing plenty of natural light, and the nave is roofed with gilded ribs and roof bosses. An on-site cafe offers coffee, tea, and snacks. There is also a small gift shop available where you can buy CDs and books. Work out when and for how long to visit St Mary Redcliffe Church and other Bristol attractions using our handy Bristol trip generator.
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TripAdvisor
  • People travel from around the world to visit and photograph St Mary's, Redcliffe. More illuminated crowns and coats of arms in the ceiling than any other church . Beautiful building.  more »
  • Described by Queen Elizabeth I as the fairest church if all England. This is a magnificent building with brilliant exhibited. Learn about the history of Pirates, why there is a Whalebone arch and enjo...  more »
  • Beautiful Old Church, Historical and Interesting. Master Piece in the gothic style. Lovely little park over the road for a sandwich. Mind blowing building to walk around.  more »
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  • Nice church. Interesting tour (and views) of rooftop during Bristol Open Day as well. Cute tea and biscuits being sold downstairs.
  • Do you really need to sound the bells for an hour and a half. If you really, really, really feel the need to do so, then, at least, play more than one tune. Anyone else doing similar would have been slapped with an ASBO
  • A fantastic building full of history.
  • Great gothic archiecture.
  • Lovely venue for a traditional wedding