Bristol Cathedral


Bristol Cathedral
College Green
Bristol, BS1 5TJ

Travel information

The Cathedral is sited just to the west of the city centre on College Green. From Temple Meads railway station buses run to Clifton via College Green. By road from the west via the M5 and A4, access to the Cathedral is from Anchor Road (A4) just below the Cathedral School and opposite the Ibis Hotel. By road from the east and north via the M4 and M32, drivers should follow signs for the A4 (West) towards Avonmouth (M5) which will take you into left into Anchor Road or right to College Green.


Parking the Cathedral is for permit holders. Day permits for business visitors can be obtained at the Gatehouse office or from the vergers. On-road, metered, parking bays are close by in Deanery Road, which offers a level approach, and behind the Council House in St. George’s Road.

Visitor Hours

The Cathedral is open from 8.30am for Morning Prayer and closes before Evensong, which is 5.15pm on weekdays.

For all other information, including times of worship, guided tours, musical events, and facilities for school groups, please check the Cathedral website or telephone 0117-9264879 (Reception and Booking Office).


Entrance is free but donations are encouraged.
A fee is charged for educational activities, which should be booked in advance.

Arranged visits

Guided Tours

Public guided tours take place during the summer season on Saturdays at 11.00am.

A basic leaflet guide is available free to visitors in English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Dutch, Japanese, and Chinese. A fuller guide book in English is available from the Cathedral Bookshop.


Group tours can also be arranged at other times. Please contact the Cathedral office, telephone 0117-9264879.

School Visits

Throughout the year groups of young- and not so young- students take advantage of the cathedrals central location by including a guided tour and/or special activity within their itinerary of visits in the city. As well as open and free access, we offer the services of expert and experienced guides and space in which visitors can engage in practical activities to support school or college studies across the curriculum. There are some guidebooks and other materials available for teachers. Educational activities should be booked in advance.

Please contact the education officer, Frances Taylor for further information, telephone 0117-9468175 or email


Events page


    Within the Cathedral are toilets, a Gift shop and Coffee Shop, which serves hot and cold meals.

Facilities for disabled

    Access for the disabled is limited as the building is on two levels with steps ajoining. However, there is level access via the North Porch off College Green into the main church and Gift Shop, and a separate entrance from the Cloister Garth to the Chapter House, toilets and Coffee Shop.

Further information


Reception and Booking Office

Telephone number

0117 9264879

Email address

Facsimile number

0117 9253678

Website address

Bristol Cathedral