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. This combination of attractions make Bristol an amazing place for a family day out. 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. With so many places to visit in Bristol, adults and kids will be spoilt for choice.

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Lose yourself in the idyllic Chew Valley

Lose yourself in the idyllic Chew Valley

Enjoy exploring the stunning countryside at Folly Farm Centre, an idyllic and serene spot in the Mendips near Bristol and Bath.

Location: Pensford, Bristol

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Enjoy an idyllic farm stay escape near Bristol

Enjoy an idyllic farm stay escape near Bristol

Get back to basics away from the hustle and bustle of daily life with a stay in bespoke vintage caravans on a serene farm.

Location: Corsham, Bristol

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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

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Discover new worlds on The Matthew

Discover new worlds on The Matthew

A replica of John Cabot's ship that discovered America in 1497, The Matthew sailed the Atlantic in 1997 and now offers trips around the harbour.

Location: Bristol

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Explore picturesque Clevedon, as seen on TV’s Broadchurch

Explore picturesque Clevedon, as seen on TV’s Broadchurch

Take your time exploring the coastal town of Clevedon near Bristol – filming location for the TV series Broadchurch.

Location: Clevedon, Bristol

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Feel the rhythm on Bristol’s music-filled streets

Feel the rhythm on Bristol’s music-filled streets

Hear music drift outdoors this summer with the Bristol Proms, listen to jazz on cobbled streets and watch huge outdoor concerts in July and August.

Location: Bristol

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Get Down to business at Upfest

Get Down to business at Upfest

Europe's largest street art and graffiti festival is now a firmly established part of the Bristol calendar with over 250 artists coming from around the world to take part.

Location: Bristol

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Take a budget festive break in Bristol

Take a budget festive break in Bristol

Bristol is brimming with free events, festivals and markets during the winter. Experience the city on a budget without compromising on fun

Location: Bristol

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Sleep in a royal bed at Thornbury Castle

Sleep in a royal bed at Thornbury Castle

Get treated like royalty at Thornbury Castle, where its opulent bedchambers, award-winning food and picturesque gardens will bring out your regal side.

Location: Thornbury, South Gloucestershire

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 Follow in the footsteps of Sherlock Holmes around Bristol

Follow in the footsteps of Sherlock Holmes around Bristol

Visit the filming locations in Bristol used in the recent BBC series featuring Benedict Cumberbatch.

Location: Bristol

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Have a wild weekend at Bristol’s Festival of Nature

Have a wild weekend at Bristol’s Festival of Nature

Discover the natural world in the heart of the city of Bristol, the Hollywood of wildlife film-making.

Location: Bristol

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Soak up Bristolian life at Casamia

Soak up Bristolian life at Casamia

From early 2016, one of the most beautiful, vibrant parts of the city, Bristol’s Harbourside, will be home to Michelin-starred restaurant, Casamia.

Location: Bristol

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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

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Be part of the story at Bristol Festival of Literature

Be part of the story at Bristol Festival of Literature

Summon your inner book worm and find wordy stimulation at venues across Bristol for 'Unputdownable'.

Location: Bristol

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Learn culinary skills at Bristol's Bordeaux Quay Cookery School

Learn culinary skills at Bristol's Bordeaux Quay Cookery School

Call upon your inner foodie to perfect your cooking skills in Bristol.

Location: Bristol

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Animal-inspired family fun at Wild Place Project

Animal-inspired family fun at Wild Place Project

Travel through habitats of the world on the edge of Bristol with safari-style animal encounters & family activities at Wild Place

Location: Bristol

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Cycle Bristol’s Clifton Suspension Bridge on a free tour

Cycle Bristol’s Clifton Suspension Bridge on a free tour

Celebrate Bristol's year as European City of Sport 2017 and pedal to your heart’s content along its cycle-friendly routes.

Location: Bristol

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Live the good life at The Lido in Bristol

Live the good life at The Lido in Bristol

Bristol's restored Victorian Lido offers outdoor swimming, spa facilities, a café and bar for lunch and award winning restaurant for dinner.

Location: Bristol

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Beware the animal mummies at Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery

Beware the animal mummies at Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery

From Egyptian relics to biplanes, and works of art to stuffed deer, there’s something to excite everyone at Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery – whatever your passion.

Location: Bristol

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Cosy up in characterful Hotel du Vin in Bristol’s Old City

Cosy up in characterful Hotel du Vin in Bristol’s Old City

Snuggle down in chic, cosy rooms, feast on fresh seasonal dishes and be blown away by the wine list in Hotel du Vin Bristol’s twinkly candle-lit dining room.

Location: Bristol

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