Visiting Bristol

(Bristol, England)

Bristol is renowned as a famous city of culture and offers a superb selection of attractions and festivals throughout the year. Boasting an array of fine architecture, a vibrant harbourside area, an endless selection of restaurants and a range of art galleries, Bristol is home to an acclaimed university and the magnificent Clifton Suspension Bridge, which spans the Avon Gorge.

Other highlights in the city of Bristol include many family attractions, numerous shopping malls, multi-screen cinemas, historical theatres and some of the best nightclubs in this part of England.

Visiting Bristol: Places to Visit

  • Guided bus tours, with popular double-decker buses travelling past many notable landmarks throughout central Bristol, including daily hop-on / hop-off tickets
  • Walking tours of Bristol, led by experienced guides and starting from the tourism centre along the Harbourside
  • Champagne balloon flights, a memorable way to view the Bristol area, with daily summer flights during fine weather at Ashton Gate Park
  • Boat trips and cruises, with a number of boats and ferries sailing along the River Avon and often underneath the spectacular Clifton Suspension Bridge
  • Clifton Suspension Bridge, one of the city's most iconic landmarks, designed and built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in the mid-19th century, being transformed at night when it is illuminated
  • Clifton Observatory and Caves, featuring breathtaking views of the Avon Gorge and standing close to Clifton Suspension Bridge
  • Bristol Hippodrome, a famous theatre hosting many musicals, comedies and seasonal pantomimes
  • Bristol Colston Hall, a major concert venue attracting many famous bands and singers, together with comedy events and acclaimed orchestras
  • Bristol Old Vic, an acclaimed theatrical company, offering many modern and classical plays, often performed by famous actors
  • Bristol Architecture Centre, featuring in-depth exhibitions about the city's most prominent buildings, located on the Narrow Quay
  • SS Great Britain and Maritime Heritage Centre, a magnificent historic steamship, recently restored and now one of Bristol's premier tourist attractions
  • Queen Square, located off Prince Street and dating back to the beginning of the 18th century
  • At Bristol', a family attraction with many state-of-the-art attractions and exhibitions, including an IMAX cinema and an impressive planetarium
  • Bristol Zoo, home to lions, a gorilla island, a monkey jungle, numerous aquariums and a modern penguin enclosure

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