Explore Bristol Harbourside


Stroll along the Harbourside; home to a plethora museums, family attractions, galleries, bars and restaurants.

Bristol’s bustling Harbourside is a vibrant part of the city and a true outdoor-lovers dream. Take a stroll around the water’s edge where old and new icons sit side by side. Explore Brunel’s ss Great Britain, see Banksy’s ‘Girl with the Pierced Eardrum’ and then get stuck into the city’s fascinating museums, including At-Bristol Science Centre, Bristol Aquarium and M Shed, which tells the story of the city.

Art lovers should be sure to pop into the Arnolfini – one of Europe’s leading centres for contemporary arts – as well as multi-arts complex, Watershed.
There are also weekly markets and a whole range of water sports including paddle boarding, rowing and yachting to discover too. If walking sounds too strenuous, hop on a ferry and see the sights from the water – Cliftonwood’s candy-coloured houses are one of Bristol’s prettiest and most colourful views.

Alternatively, take the kids for a splash about in Millennium Square’s fountains or simply find a restaurant or bar on the harbour’s edge and soak up a bit of Bristolian life with a glass of local cider.


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Bristol WatersideBristol Waterside © VisitBristol
The Arnolfini on Bristol WatersideThe Arnolfini on Bristol Waterside © JamieWoodley
Bikes outside No.1 WatersideBikes outside No.1 Waterside © CycletheCity
Canoeing Bristol Harbour with Adventurous Activity CompanyCanoeing Bristol Harbour with Adventurous Activity Company © VisitBristol
The Watershed on Bristol's WatersideThe Watershed on Bristol's Waterside © VisitBristol

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