A Local´s Guide to Bristol

Bristol attractions are irresistible. Not by chance was Bristol voted the happiest city in the UK in 2019 and is always present in the top ranks when it comes to the best places to live in England.

The city is creative, international, and rich in culture as well as nature. Things to do in Bristol span into a huge variety of activities for young, old, and everything in between. Moreover, some of the Bristol attractions are unique in all England!

For your next visit to this vibrant city, we have collected 6 wonderful activities in Bristol for you to do to explore and get to know the city and really get a feel of why everyone wants to be there!

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1. The Bristol Harbour

Among the places to visit in Bristol, the harbour itself is already pretty spectacular and wonderful to stroll along. But what better way to admire its beauty than to sit down and have some amazing lunch while doing so? Spread along the river you can find many restaurants and cafés, all offering different kinds of specialities and many also offering a delicious cocktail menu!

2. Gloucester Road & Stokes Croft

Looking for fun things to do in Bristol? What about some great bars, cafés, restaurants, a bohemian vibe and independent shops one next to the other? Head a little north from the city centre and you will end up on Gloucester Road and Stokes Croft. Take a walk along those two roads and you will be amazed by the vibe and the colourful and artsy surroundings!

3. Brandon Hill Park with Cabot Tower

Brandon Hill Park is a favourite for the locals, a Bristol tourist attractions to explore for sure. Many go for walks here, take their dogs out or have a picnic in the spring and summertime. Another highlight in the park is definitely the Cabot Tower. Take the steps all the way to the top of this historic tower and enjoy the 360° views of Bristol city.

4. Cabot Circus

We all know that it can sometimes get a little rainy in the UK but Bristol also has great alternatives for activities when it rains. With Cabot Circus, the city is home to a very modern and rain-protected shopping mall. Go on a little tour and pop into some of the shops. A large cinema complex and many different restaurants also await you on the top floor!

5. St. Nicholas Market

Bristol is known for its artsy and multicultural scene. Both can be found daily at St. Nicholas Market. Here you cannot only shop for some great souvenirs but you will also get the chance to try local and international dishes from all around the world. Be sure to plan some extra time for this market as there is so much to see!

6. Banksy

Not much is known about the famous artist Banksy but it is assumed that he is from Bristol. Many of his street art can be found all around the city and one is more impressive, socially challenging and interesting than the other. How many of his art pieces will you be able to spot? Besides Banksy’s street art, you will also discover many other impressive paintings and artworks all over the city!

So, what are you waiting for? Time to plan your next trip to Bristol

A little extra tip – if you can, go during the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta which takes place yearly on a weekend in August. Watch hundreds of hot air balloons take off and fly over the city!


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