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St Mary Redcliffe Church, Bristol
(4.5/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Was described as " the fairest church in England" by one of our Kings, ( I forgot which one,sorry.) Lovely building, well preserved and very large, often mistaken for Bristol Cathedral. Hosts lots of ...  more »
  • This church is absolutely stunning. Do not miss it. We ended up spending about 30 minutes just sitting in the churchyard, on one of their benches, just looking at it and amazing how beautiful it looke...  more »
  • A beautiful church. We were fortunate to be there during a rehearsal for a concert - lovely music. Self-guided tour sheets available in various languages. Well worth visiting. 
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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