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St Mary Redcliffe Church, Bristol

#3 of 28 in Historic Sites in Bristol
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
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. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Bristol fast, fun, and easy.
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  • This famous church is situated close to the water so you can easily walk along the river, towards the city, to take a peep at it. It was “saved” from destruction by the mass bombings of WW2 by fire.....  more »
  • The St Mary Redcliffe Church is worth locating while wandering near the harbourside / docks its a stunning building but the cathedral is better.  more »
  • A real joy to visit. Its such a grand example of craftsmanship. Beautiful details hidden in unexpected places. I love it. A must see place if you are visiting Bristol.
  • Beautiful church to hold a wedding. Volunteers and staff were helpful and kind. Great to hear about the history from informative signs around. Would definitely recommend

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