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Access to the Cathedral

This section will help you to plan your visit to Bristol Cathedral. For a full report on accessibility please see the Disabled GO website.  

Disabled access

The Cathedral was originally a medievel monastry, which later became a Cathedral, so like many historic buildings there are some issues with access and safety.    


Attending services and events 

If you are planning a visit and would like more detailed information in advance about access to the Cathedral please contact the Executive Assistant on 0117 946 8185.  

The Cathedral has completed an access audit and has already put some improvements in place. We will continue to improve our facilities as part of our work on various fabric projects. In 2015 we will have electronic access to the doors for wheelchair users, and as part of our work to re-landscape the Cathedral's west end precinct we are exploring options to have a new disabled ramp at the end of the south west tower, to lead into the car park, to cut down the effort required, and the journey time, to the cloister, cafe and toilet facilities. If you have any queries about our work to improve access and visitor facilities please contact the Chapter Clerk.