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“Historical Christian Gem in a wasteland”

St John on the Wall
Ranked #122 of 199 things to do in Bristol
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Step through the city gate and into medieval Bristol with a visit to St John on the Wall. Explore the hidden church built into Bristol's old city wall. Discover the simple elegance of the airy upper church and then descend into the atmospheric crypt below. As you walk through over 600 years of history uncover the stories of those who lived their lives in the medieval city of Bristol. Visit St John on the Wall for a free guided tour of this old city landmark. Discover: - why Walter Frampton - three times mayor of Bristol - paid for the rebuilding of St John on the Wall in the 1300s - what the merchants of Bristol imported and exported in one of the most prosperous times of the city's history - how vital St John's conduit was to the old city and why it sometimes poured wine rather than water - the symbols and stories hidden in the puzzling stained glass - why it was a good idea to build a church into a wall If the doors are closed please call us as the key is available nearby
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“Historical Christian Gem in a wasteland”
Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

An historical gem of a church inset on the old city town walls, however as I found with much of bristol it is surrounded by run down, questionable bohemian establishments seemingly ignoring and in somecases obscuring the real history and culture of this city. Cannabis in the air, middle eastern flags, graffiti and litter seems to be the current climate endured by this once beautiful church.

1 Thank Britannic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Peaceful place !”
Reviewed 27 March 2012

A nice Church to visit if you want some time on your own !

Visited March 2012
1 Thank Olaf050
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