Reasons to visit

Reasons to visit Bristol!

Reasons to visit Bristol!

There are dozens of reasons to love it here – check out a few of our favourites.

Arnolfini

Arnolfini

In a fantastic waterside location at the heart of Bristol’s Harbourside, Arnolfini is one of Europe’s leading centres for the contemporary arts. Presenting innovative, experimental work in the visual arts, dance, film, music and events.

Blaise Castle House Museum

Blaise Castle House Museum

See how people lived through time, what they wore, the toys they played with and how they managed their household chores at Blaise Castle House Museum. You can also enjoy the beautiful picture room.

Bristol Cathedral

Bristol Cathedral

Located on College Green, Bristol Cathedral has tall Gothic windows and pinnacled skyline. In addition to the beautiful architectural features, the Church of England cathedral contains several memorials and a historic organ.

Bristol Hippodrome

Bristol Hippodrome

The Bristol Hippodrome is one of the country’s top, family-friendly provincial theatres, which proudly continues to stage major West End and Broadway productions as well as musicals, ballet, opera, concerts and comedians.

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

Formed in 1979, the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta has become one of world’s largest and best loved hot air ballooning events, with over 500,000 people visiting the stunning Ashton Court Estate each year.

Bristol Lido

Bristol Lido

Bristol Lido is an outdoor swimming pool surrounded by an award winning restaurant, tapas bar and spa. Dating back to 1849, the Lido is one of the oldest surviving Lido’s in the UK, allowing all year round swimming.

Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

At Bristol Museum and Art Gallery you can explore the collections of art, nature and history on display in this beautiful building. Find out about the last billion years of Earth’s history and explore the region’s natural wonders.

Brunel’s ss Great Britain

Brunel’s ss Great Britain

Step back in time when you board Brunel’s ss Great Britain and discover the ship that changed the world. This iconic steam ship, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and lies at the heart of a multi award-winning visitor attraction.

Cabot Circus

Cabot Circus

Cabot Circus is a modern shopping centre based in the heart of Bristol Shopping Quarter. Enter from the street at one level, leave on another level on another street to continue exploring everything that it has to offer.

Cheddar Gorge & Caves

Cheddar Gorge & Caves

Cheddar Gorge & Caves is a great day out for all, there are plenty of activities to keep everybody smiling all day. It’s fantastic if you are interested in nature, history or geology, or just want to see some breath-taking views.

Clifton Suspension Bridge

Clifton Suspension Bridge

There’s always something happening at Clifton Suspension Bridge! The visitor centre is open 10am to 5pm every day throughout the year. They have free guided tours on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays from Easter to October.

Colston Hall

Colston Hall

Colston Hall is Bristol’s largest concert hall, presenting concerts and entertainment by major names in rock, pop, jazz, folk, world and classical music, stand up comedy and light entertainment, as well as local choirs and orchestras.

Leigh Woods National Nature Reserve

Leigh Woods National Nature Reserve

Explore the beautiful broadleaf woodland on the plateau above the famous Avon Gorge, boasting superb views across the city and beyond. Leigh Woods National Nature Reserve has been an intrinsic part of life for centuries.

M Shed

M Shed

From prehistoric times to the present day, M Shed tells the story of the city and its unique place in the world. See amazing film and photographs, listen to moving personal stories, encounter rare and quirky objects.

Royal West of England Academy

Royal West of England Academy

The Royal West of England Academy exists for everyone with an interest in art and design it’s are open all year round. The exhibitions celebrate the best of historic and contemporary British art, including artists from Turner.

St. Mary Redcliffe Church

St. Mary Redcliffe Church

The St. Mary Redcliffe Church has stood for over 800 years as a witness to the beauty and welcome of God, the skills and talents of craftsmen and women and the care and faithfulness of generations of Christians.

The Mall

The Mall

The Mall at Cribbs Causeway brings you some of the best shopping in Bristol. Offering the best in high street and designer shopping including John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Next, Apple, Jack Wills, Superdry and Links of London.

The Old Duke

The Old Duke

The Old Duke is a music venue situated on the cobbled King Street in the heart of Bristol. Named after Duke Ellington, the pub has become world famous for it’s live traditional, New Orleans inspired jazz music.

University of Bristol Botanic Garden

University of Bristol Botanic Garden

The University of Bristol Botanic Garden is a beautiful garden filled with a huge diversity of plants, including many exotic species set in inspirational displays against the backdrop of a striking Victorian house.

We the Curious

We the Curious

We The Curious is an idea and a place for everyone. It’s all about asking questions, getting creative and testing things out. The venue on Bristol’s harbourside is a bit like an indoor festival, with all sorts of different experiences.