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Clifton Bridge over the River Avon by night, Bristol. Photo Creative Commons License Joe Dunckley.

Bristol is a city of about 500,000 people in southwest England, close to Wales. Thanks to its port, it has been continuously settled since prehistoric times. A thoroughly modern city, Bristol is nevertheless home to several historic religious monuments. Bristol Cathedral was founded in the Norman period, although much of it was rebuilt in the 19th century. The Church of St. Mary Redcliffe, with a tall and slender Gothic spire, is one of the largest and finest parish churches in the country. There are also a number of sights of Protestant interest in Bristol, thanks to the city's connection with John Wesley, founder of Methodism. Follow a link below to explore the religious heritage of Bristol and plan a trip to experience it for yourself.


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Sacred Sites and Religious Attractions in Bristol