Bristol

Bristol is as well known for Brunel's elegant Clifton Suspension Bridge as it is for Banksy's street art. And not forgetting Aardman, creators of plasticine superstars Wallace and Gromit. It's little wonder that innovative museums packed with objets d'art and historic relics have set up shop here. Start your intrepid adventure of this southwest city at flamingo lagoons, monkey islands or the depths of the Amazon at the city's aquariums and zoo, or meander along the River Avon's locks and gorges. Shopaholics can head to the Bristol Shopping Quarter, a collective of galleries, malls and independent shops. Little chance of buying The Wrong Trousers here.

map of UK

34 Experience Results

View results as:

loading
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Georgian architecture and modern shopping on Bristol's edge

Georgian architecture and modern shopping on Bristol's edge

Stroll through one of England's finest commercial districts, and pick up a local treat.

Location: Clifton, Bristol

Lifestyle
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Visit St Mary Redcliffe Church

Visit St Mary Redcliffe Church

Having been described by Queen Elizabeth I as "the fairest, goodliest, and most famous parish church in England," St Mary Redcliffe’s certainly has a reputation to live up to.

Location: Bristol

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Experience working life at sea on board Brunel’s ss Great Britain

Experience working life at sea on board Brunel’s ss Great Britain

Step into the shoes of a Victorian sailor and onto the extraordinary time machine that is Brunel’s ss Great Britain.

Location: Bristol

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Visit the animals at Bristol Zoo Gardens

Visit the animals at Bristol Zoo Gardens

Did you know that Bristol Zoo Gardens is the fifth oldest zoo in the world?

Location: Bristol

Zoos, wildlife and safari parks
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Cycle around Bristol

Cycle around Bristol

Bristol is the UK’s first cycle city. If you’re looking for new ways to explore it, get on your bike and get riding.

Location: Bristol

Cycling
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Get a taste for Bristol’s award-winning food and drinks scene

Get a taste for Bristol’s award-winning food and drinks scene

Bristol’s vibrant food and drinks culture includes a burgeoning scene of award-winning places to eat, Michelin-starred chefs and food festivals.

Location: Bristol

Festivals and carnivals
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Step back in time on Bristol's Pirate Walks

Step back in time on Bristol's Pirate Walks

Meet Pirate Pete, a swash-buckling buccaneer with a swords-and-all knowledge of Bristol’s gruesome pirate past.

Location: Bristol

Myths, Legends and Tales
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Witness nature’s kaleidoscope of colours at Westonbirt Arboretum

Witness nature’s kaleidoscope of colours at Westonbirt Arboretum

Cherry trees burst into colour and wild flowers carpet the floor at Westonbirt Arboretum, with Bristol just a short drive away.

Location: Bristol

Countryside
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Grab your paddle for an exploration of Bristol’s Harbour

Grab your paddle for an exploration of Bristol’s Harbour

Set out on a water sports adventure in Bristol’s beautiful and historic Harbour. It’s the perfect setting for learning to paddleboard, canoe or sail.

Location: Bristol

Watersports
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Stumble upon Banksy’s murals in Bristol’s Stokes Croft

Stumble upon Banksy’s murals in Bristol’s Stokes Croft

Bristol’s Stokes Croft neighbourhood resembles an outdoor gallery, with colourful graffiti that continually transforms its walls and buildings.

Location: Bristol

Culture
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Experience the view from Cabot Tower

Experience the view from Cabot Tower

The greatest view of Bristol is like all best things in life, free. Head to Cabot Tower for an unforgettable panorama.

Location: Bristol

Lifestyle
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Unwind in resplendent luxury at Thornbury Castle

Unwind in resplendent luxury at Thornbury Castle

Follow in King Henry VIII’s footsteps with a meal and an overnight stay at Thornbury Castle, near Bristol.

Location: Bristol

Unique Experiences
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Encounter Bristol's animated films at Encounters Film Festival

Encounter Bristol's animated films at Encounters Film Festival

'Encounters' is an internationally-renowned film festival held annually in Bristol, which showcases the work of short and animated film talent.

Location: Bristol

Arts and cultural events
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Join in this most colourful of parades at Bristol Pride

Join in this most colourful of parades at Bristol Pride

Take in some drag queen cabaret or chill out to some pumping tunes; whatever you decide to do at Bristol Pride, it won’t be boring.

Location: Bristol

Free
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Over a quarter of a century as Bristol's maritime darling

Over a quarter of a century as Bristol's maritime darling

Whether it's a party or a romantic meal for two, do it in style: floating in Bristol's pretty harbour.

Location: Bristol

Food and Drink
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Revel in a Georgian romance at Bristol’s oldest market

Revel in a Georgian romance at Bristol’s oldest market

Stroll hand in hand through Georgian squares to discover Bristol’s buzzing St Nicholas market, with its quirky stalls and diverse street food.

Location: Bristol

Food markets
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Experience the Bristol Harbour Festival on the water or dry land

Experience the Bristol Harbour Festival on the water or dry land

Celebrate all things maritime, from mermaid dances to pirate treasure hunts, and test out your sea legs on historic vessels at the Bristol Harbour Festival.

Location: Bristol

Industrial, Maritime And Transport

Filter By:

Close

Customer survey …

VisitEngland would like to invite you to take part in a short survey about our website.

It should take no more than a couple of minutes.

Please click here to be taken to the survey

Close

To add items to favourites …

… you need to be logged in.

If you already have an account, log in.

Or register a new account