Bristol has been described as a modern European city with an historic past. The city centre combines the historic charm of the old city with its medieval churches, castle ruins and bustling farmers markets with Bristol’s main retail area. With world-class attractions, great shopping, stunning nightlife, exciting festivals and a superb range of hotels it’s no surprise that Bristol has become one of England’s most popular tourist destinations. The city’s waterfront has been transformed in recent years to become a major leisure destination in its own right, with stylish bars, cafés, museums and galleries.
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Top-end fine dining, adventurous independents and a great range of ethnic cuisine means you’ll never go hungry here.
High street chains, one-off independents and quirky specialists – they’re all waiting for the shopaholic.
Arts & culture
Bristol is packed with countless opportunities to take in amazing artwork and culture, cutting-edge music and extraordinary film.
Bristol practically invented clubbing and is a prime location for music, pubs and entertainment.
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Business & property
Bristol has always been a thriving trading centre with an eye on the future.
Places to stay
Whether you want to stay here in style, luxury, comfort or just cheaply, you’ll be spoilt for choice!
Whatever the time of year, and whatever the weather, there’s always plenty to do in the city of Bristol.
Reasons to visit
There are dozens of reasons to love it here – check out a few of our favourites.
You can pack a lot into a couple of days – try this itinerary to make the most of it.
Getting here & around
It’s no surprise that Bristol is considered one of the most easily-accessible cities in the country.
You’ll never run short of things to do in Bristol – but it’s also a great base for striking out further afield.