St Mary Redcliffe Church, Bristol

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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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  • August 17, 2017
    This is a beautiful church and Queen Elizabeth 1st was clearly correct! I've also been to a wedding here and it was a wonderful setting.. The staff are very friendly too - a "must see" in Bristol!  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Stayed at the Doubletree City Centre which is just next door, so went in to explore. It is a spectacular church, I wish you could climb the steeple as I bet that would be impressive. Fascinating histo...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    a wonderful building, with beautiful windows including some modern ones. I liked that there were information boards. lots of history.  more »
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  • A beautiful church, and the staff where extremely friendly and welcoming. If you enjoy architecture, definitely take a trip to this charming church
  • One of the most beautiful and interesting medieval churches in England. One of Elizabeth 1 favourites too. A must see on any visit to Bristol. Such an interesting history and a beautiful interior, sadly a bit overlooked by visitors.
  • Spent half an hour in the peaceful surroundings of this wonderful church. I was the only tourist in the church but felt I wasn't alone.
  • Nice church. Interesting tour (and views) of rooftop during Bristol Open Day as well. Cute tea and biscuits being sold downstairs.
  • Amazing historic building. A great example of a medical church, definitely worth a visit.

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