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Church of St. Mary Redcliffe

Church of St. Mary Redcliffe Review

Built by Bristol merchants who wanted a place in which to pray for the safe (and profitable) voyages of their ships, the rib-vaulted, 14th-century church was called "the fairest in England" by Queen Elizabeth I. High up on the nave wall hang the arms and armor of Sir William Penn, father of the founder of Pennsylvania. The church is a five-minute walk from Temple Meads train station toward the docks.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Redcliffe Way, Bristol, BS1 6RA
  • Phone: 0117/929–1487
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Mon.–Sat. 8:30–5, Sun. 8–8
  • Website:
  • Location: Bristol
Updated: 06-10-2013

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