- Type of event: online
- Date: on demand
- Time: on demand
- Location: virtualtour
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- Cost: free
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Bristol Cathedral is one of England’s great medieval churches. It originated as an Augustinian Abbey, founded c.1140 by prominent local citizen, Robert Fitzharding, who became first Lord Berkeley.
The main glory of the Cathedral is its east end, described by the famous architectural historian Nikolaus Pevsner as ‘superior to anything else built in England and indeed in Europe at the same time’. This is one of the finest examples in the world of a medieval ‘hall church’, with the vaulted ceilings in the nave, choir, and aisles all at the same height.