This is the best place to see the extraordinary experimental vaults of the east end of 1298, and the starburst-shaped tomb recesses which line the walls and are filled with medieval effigies. The recesses contain the tombs of the successive fourteenth-century lords Berkeley, Maurice (d. 1326), to the left, and Thomas (d. 1321), to the right. There is also a screen, further up on the left, given to the new cathedral in 1542 by the merchant Thomas White. The stained glass window at the end of the aisle was created by Keith New in 1965, and depicts the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost in an arresting abstract form. An equally fine enamelled glass window of the late seventeenth century stands in the same place in the other aisle. At the top end of the south choir aisle there is a soapstone sculpture in the tomb recess, by the Zimbabwean artist Chinyama, of the Madonna and Child with Joseph (1996).
- The Nave
The nave is the main body of the Cathedral, flowing from the Rose Window to the stone choir screen at the centre of the building.
- Elder Lady Chapel
Elder Lady Chapel
An exquisite medieval chapel used for prayer and contemplation.
- The Choir
The choir is the focal point of the medieval 'hall church', leading up to the high altar.
- South Transept
This space contains some wonderful stained glass and the Anglo-Saxon stonework marvel 'The Harrowing of Hell'.
- North Transept
The North Transept
- Nave Altar
This altar is the focus of worship on Sundays and great occasions, when the Eucharist, or Holy Communion, is celebrated.
- High Altar
The high altar is the focal point of Christian prayer and worship.
- Berkeley Chapel
This chapel was originally provided for prayer for the souls of the Berkeley family. Today it is used for Morning Prayer and lunchtime Eucharist services.
- Eastern Lady Chapel
Eastern Lady Chapel
The opulent Eastern Lady Chapel commemorates three of the monastery's Abbots and the first Bishop of Bristol.
- Chapter House
This stunning Chapter House is one of the finest examples of Norman architecture in England.
- South Choir Aisle
South Choir Aisle
The south choir aisle contains the tombs of the Berkeley family and some specially commissioned pieces of modern art.