St Mary Redcliffe Church, Bristol

4.7
Over 800 years old, St Mary Redcliffe Church is an Anglican parish church and a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. It is also the second-largest parish church in England and the tallest building in Bristol. Guided tours are offered here, and you are welcome to attend services as well. Keep an eye out for several characteristics of the grand building. The floor plan of is a slender Latin cross, and the walls consist almost entirely of large, stained-glass windows, providing plenty of natural light, and the nave is roofed with gilded ribs and roof bosses. An on-site cafe offers coffee, tea, and snacks. There is also a small gift shop available where you can buy CDs and books. Start your trip to Bristol by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • A lovely, tranquil church with a fascinating chaos machine, which I can watch for 10 minutes at at a time. Especially interesting is the piece of girder still sitting where it was speared into the gra...  more »
  • This church is "just" named after the Blessed Virgin. At Saint Mary one has added Redcliffe as an indication of the location. The hill on which the church stands was formerly called the Red Cliff. This church is seen as the culmination of Gothic architectural art in the UK. And rightly so, it is an impressive building, beautiful window parties, richly decorated. The oldest parts stem from the end of the 12th century, e.g. the 2nd portal of the Zijen tree. The whole as seen now dates mainly from the 13th and 14th centuries. The exceptionally high spire of the church tower dates back to a 19th century restoration. In the middle of the 15th century, the striker went up in flames and so we waited about 400 years with the recovery. The exterior Is already beautiful, when entering the church you cannot believe your eyes. Large, tall, vaults beautifully decorated. Centuries-old tombs of prominent citizens. Many stained glass, of course less old than the church, but mainly due to well executed restorations in the 19th century. To be quiet, all that beauty. Especially going to look!!!
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  • A real joy to visit. Its such a grand example of craftsmanship. Beautiful details hidden in unexpected places. I love it. A must see place if you are visiting Bristol.
  • Beautiful church to hold a wedding. Volunteers and staff were helpful and kind. Great to hear about the history from informative signs around. Would definitely recommend
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