Places to visit in 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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Explore Bristol Harbourside

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

Location: Bristol

 

Be richly rewarded at the Bristol Harbour Hotel

Bristol’s new Harbour Hotel & Spa is sure to make you feel a million dollars - or should we say, Bristol pounds.

Location: Bristol

 

Cycle the City of Bristol

Classic Cycle hire with picnics makes for a great active break, and guides available with themed itineraries means you can see the sights.

Location: Bristol

 

Rainy Day Activities: Climb the walls of St Werburgh’s Church

Test your strength as you climb up the walls of this 15th-century church on an indoor activity break in Bristol.

Location: Bristol

 

Get active with Bristol's Adventurous Activity Company

The Adventurous Activity Company offers you the chance to explore the urban landscape with their unique Bristol Urban Adventure Challenge.

Location: Bristol

 

Connect with Dot to Dot Festival

This festival of indie, pop, electronic and alternative music is a travelling show, moving between three cities over three consecutive days.

Location: Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham

 

Dine at the best restaurants in Bristol

Bristol is home to three Michelin starred venues, three of the UK's top restaurants and many other award-winning dining experiences.

Location: Bristol

 

Experience life at sea aboard Brunel’s ss Great Britain

One of the world's most important ships brought to life for modern-day visitors.

Location: Bristol

 

Discover 600 years of history along Bristol’s Park Street

Stroll Bristol's iconic Park Street and unearth the city’s history, including the university where Winston Churchill was once Chancellor.

Location: Bristol

 

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

 

Grab your paddle for an exploration of Bristol’s Harbour

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

Location: Bristol

 

Conquer the Bristol to Bath Cycle Path

This former railway line links Bristol and Bath by one off road path allowing you to cycle the 13 miles between the two cities.

Location: Bristol

 
Shaka the African Elephant at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm

Make furry friends at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm

Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm is a unique combination of zoo and farm set in 100 acres of North Somerset countryside, just six miles south of Bristol.

Location: Bristol

 

Step back in time on Bristol's Pirate Walks

Discover Bristol’s maritime history - unearth infamous pirate lairs, and smugglers’ caves with a guided Pirate Walk.

Location: Bristol

 

Animal-inspired family fun at Wild Place Project

Travel through habitats of the world on the edge of Bristol with safari-style animal encounters and child-friendly activities at Wild Place.

Location: Bristol

 

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

 

Join the Clouds with Bristol Hot Air Ballooning

Take to the skies in a hot air balloon across the West Country, giving you amazing views and an unforgettable experience.

Location: Bristol

 

Enjoy a weekend of champagne and romance at Berwick Lodge

Treat your loved one to a romantic getaway in the South Gloucestershire countryside for relaxation, rejuvenation and pure luxury.

Location: Henbury, Bristol

 

Head to Bristol for a loved-up city break

Ditch the car – and even the bike – because relaxed and arty Bristol is the perfect size to stroll around, hand-in-hand.

Location: Bristol

 

Tickle your ribs at Bristol's Slapstick Festival

A unique celebration of silent film and slapstick comedy, the festival offers a unique chance to watch silent films with a live orchestra along with a VIP list of guests and celebrities sharing their passion for this genre.

Location: Bristol

 

Rainy Day Activities: Take a television tour of the BBC

Step inside the exciting world of broadcasting on one of the BBC’s award-winning tours - a rainy day idea that all the family can enjoy.

Location: Bristol

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