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“Good cake and tea”
Review of Bristol Cathedral

Bristol Cathedral
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US$ 194.23*
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Hot Air Balloon Flight from Ashton Court
Ranked #8 of 199 things to do in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Good cake and tea”
Reviewed 22 February 2012

A nice spot to escape to for some cake and tea.

Tucked away - no one will ever find you.

Very old school in a good way

Visited February 2012
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Bristol
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Peace in the city”
Reviewed 12 February 2012

an oasis of calm in the city. I used to like to sit in the garden on a summers lunchtime and eat my packed lunch out of the way of all the crowds with just the birds for company. It also has a beautiful chapter house and the food and drink isn't bad either!

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“Nice Cathedral”
Reviewed 4 February 2012

Good informative place to visit. Lots of leaflets and plaques. Toilet facilities clean.

Visited January 2012
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“Great place with a fun chapel”
Reviewed 25 January 2012

Bristol Cathedral is on college Green opposite a 50's embracing monster of a Town Hall which is surmounted but a couple of ace gilded unicorns which the architect apparently ordered without anyone knowing and arrived as a bit of a surprise. What would the press make of that today.

However, I digress. According to Timpson's book "England's 100 best churches" St Mary Redcliffe is [Bristol's] best church after the Cathedral" and St Mary's gets 5/5*, so it must be good and it is.

The site is reckoned to have had a church for over 1000 years. There are a Chapter House and other remains. "The Nave, Choir & Aisle are all the same height making .... Bristol .... the major example of a 'Hall Church' in GB" according to their useful leaflet Sacred Bristol.

The highlight for me is the Lady Chapel, which is used for daily service but it has some really amusing monkey faces as ornaments on the bottom of arches in the side walls; the sculptor had a nice sense of humour. There are several tombs with and without colour/fancy niches and the occasional concert, as well as loads of stuff I've missed. web: www.bristol-cathedral.co.uk will tell all.

Visited January 2012
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed 23 January 2012

Lovely cathedral, beautiful windows and architecture

Visited January 2012
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