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Places to visit in Bristol

Bristol and the surrounding area has a rich and varied sacred heritage, is famous for its street art, has a wonderful offering of food and drink, has fantastic attractions and is a hubbub of events and festivals. You can find out everything you need to know about visiting the city at Visit Bristol.

Having visited the Cathedral, here are a few suggestions of other places to visit:

Explore the City

Want to cram as much into your trip to Bristol as possible? Bristol Insight run wonderful open-top bus tours of the city and their guides are full of stories and anecdotes. Hop on the bus at Bristol Temple Meads, near Bristol bus station and at other stops around the city. The nearest stop to the Cathedral is stop 12.

Picking up the Berkeley story... Berkeley Castle

The twelfth century abbey was founded by a prominent local resident called Robert Fitzharding, who became the first Lord Berkeley and, at the time of the abbey's foundation, lived at Berkeley Castle. The history played out within Berkeley Castle’s walls make it one of the most remarkable buildings in Britain. 

Sacred Bristol - Sacred Lands Tours

We show how for thousands of years people in Britain have viewed their land as sacred – and how they have shown that in the towns and villages they have built. The Sacred Land Project offers a remarkable way of interpreting almost any urban setting through the guiding principles people have used over millennia to establish the setting of roads, buildings and, especially, places of worship in line with spiritual symbolism.Visit their website for a great line up of trails and events.

Religious sites

If the beauty of our space and architecture has left you feeling inspired and relaxed, you might also want to visit St Mary Redcliffe Church, John Wesley's Chapel, The New Room, St John on the Wall, St James' Priory and Arnos Vale.

The Bristol Story

The city of Bristol has a fascinating story. Find out more at Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives, and SS Great Britain.

Park Street

The Cathedral is beautifully situated at the bottom of Park Street, at the heart of Bristol's historic and civic centre. You can find out more about the area via the Park Street WebsiteNotable attractions include St George's, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery and the RWA.

Where to stay

Bristol is packed with accomodation options: luxury and boutique hotels, laid-back budget hotels, unique bed and breakfasts, traditional. Some of those close to the Cathedral include The Berkeley Square Hotel and The Marriott Royal. For full accomodation listings see Visit Bristol.


A short train journey or drive from Bristol is the historic city of Bath. Go Bath Bristol speaks of the perfect twinning between Bristol and Bath in this blog post.