Bristol Cathedral

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Bristol Cathedral information

Bristol , United Kingdom
Address
Street College Green
More information
www.bristol-cathedral.co.uk
Opening hours
8am-6pm
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Originally founded as a 12th-century monastery church, Bristol Cathedral was heavily remodelled during the 19th century. It's one of Britain's best examples of a 'Hall Church' (meaning the nave, chapels and choir are the same height). Although the nave and west towers are Victorian, parts of the choir are medieval, and the south transept contains a rare Saxon carving of the Harrowing of Hell, discovered under the chapter-house floor after a 19th-century fire.