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St Mary Redcliffe Church

Closed Now: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Girlfriends First Visit!

So the girlfriend was up from Swansea. She’d never been here before so I thought I’d show her the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Amazing architecture

Really beautiful architecture on the outside, with the inside also very impressive. (You can go... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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'The fairest, goodliest and most famous parish church in England' - Elizabeth I The Christian community has worshipped continuously on the site occupied by St Mary Redcliffe Church for well over 800 years. The first church may have built here in...more
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Parish Office 12 Colston Parade | Redcliffe, Bristol BS1 6RA, England
+44 117 231 0060
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So the girlfriend was up from Swansea. She’d never been here before so I thought I’d show her the godliest church in all the land according to Queen Elizabeth Ist. As Swansea was the first place in the world to ever ha e trams, she...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jimmyr2183
Rhys W, Project Officer at St Mary Redcliffe Church, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks Jimmy. Really please you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really beautiful architecture on the outside, with the inside also very impressive. (You can go inside without being involved in worship). Worth visiting if in the area.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank hm7713
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit to this church. There are some fabulous bits of architecture and history inside. We were handed a laminated A4 sheet of information which was great at pointing out the best bits

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth doing a visit if close but no need to go there just for this church. It is well preserved and is typical of the english churches of that era.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank EM_nosotros
Reviewed January 15, 2019

As always the church provided a wonderful atmosphere lending itself perfectly for a period of quiet contemplation amongst glorious architecture.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Malcolm-Thomas
Reviewed January 14, 2019

This Church is architecturally incredibly impressive, however the midnight Mass Christmas Eve is joyous, the singing and with all the candles and the pews full of worshipers. If you have never attended a Service here, you are missing out. My only advice is to arrive...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank David D
Reviewed January 13, 2019

This is one of my favourite buildings in Bristol, I love the Gothic feel and design. The ceiling is beautiful.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Megan T
Reviewed January 11, 2019 via mobile

Stayed in the Hilton next door and didn’t spot this church till morning. This place is magnificent. The architecture inside and out is beyond this world. It would be nice if the exterior was cleaned, the stone would look wonderful. The inside decor is fantastic....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 692kena
Reviewed December 23, 2018 via mobile

And stunningly majestic parish church over 800 years-old. A short distance from the Temple Meads train station, the church has gothic elements and many medieval carvings throughout. Very much something to see and marvel at.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Greg W
Reviewed December 13, 2018

I went for the bell ringing, but the church itself is fascinating. Worth a wander about. The bells are among the best sounding in the world, so go if you are a bell ringer.

Date of experience: November 2018
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September 13, 2016|
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Response from 462ChrisM | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry but I'm not able to answer your questions, as I don't know the area well enough. I recommend calling St Mary Redcliff, as I'm sure that they will be able to assist you with the info you need. Their tel number is... More
June 20, 2016|
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Response from Steve M | Reviewed this property |
We used the jump on jump off Bristol tour bus that we caught at Temple Meads station so parking wasn't a requirement.