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