Visitors of any faith are welcome to come into the cathedral and admire the beauty of this spectacular building. People are welcome to join in with the services, or to take a moment to themselves for quiet reflection. Built as a ?hall church,? i.e. that the aisles, nave and choir are all the same height, which leads to the appearance of being a great hall, Bristol Cathedral remains the finest example in the UK and among the best in the world. Daily prayer has taken place on the site since the mid-12th century, although it is possible that there was a church there long before, possibly dating back 1,000 years. Today, there is a coffee shop and a gift shop as well to encourage visitors to come and see this stunning religious building.