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St Mary Redcliffe Church, Bristol

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 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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  • It is a must see church everything about it it's stunning seen a wedding there fantastic lots of steps to get in 
  • Bristol cathedral is wonderful, but St Marys is really beautiful. It is well worth a visit, probably two or three. It is full of very interesting local history so make sure you don't go there if you'r...  read more »
  • The shuttle bus from the airport left us opposite this wonder. In the Guide downloaded it appeared among the last options to visit by priority, but at the end of the day we decided that it was the best decision. The Church is beautiful, the ceiling spectacular and the attention of the Guide exceptional. He told us a little theme, told us interesting points and offered to take care the bags while we were visiting it. As special mention, have a contraption that made me very much by his inventiveness: a table with wheels with a mirror inclined to see the roof without breaking the neck, jajajajaja. Found me super interesting and useful. You can make donations to the conservation of the building. Worth to visit it and it quietly.
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  • 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
  • Great gothic archiecture.
  • Lovely venue for a traditional wedding
  • I like to take a look at the old architecture but like most large churches in Britain you run the risk of being pounced on by people asking for donations. I understand why they need the money, but sometimes you want to have a bit of peace and just have a quick nosey around and you end up leaving feeling harrassed (Bath & Truro are the worst culprits, they have people standing right in the doorway). Take my advice if you just want a quick peek, follow some tourists in and when they are jumped on wander in. After you have enjoyed the beauty of the place, and the peace and quiet, drop some money in the donations box on the way out.
  • All bell ringing, all the time, which is really annoying if you live nearby. It's as loud and tuneless as a fire alarm, would be alright if they didn't drag it out for ages, but everytime you think it's over it starts up again. Guys, if there is anyone up there, they heard you the first time!
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