Bristol Attractions

Bristol has something to offer visitors of all ages, but will particularly appeal to families and twenty-somethings keen on the vibrant street culture. Younger travellers will enjoy the nightlife of this lively university city.

Bristol's busy city centre contains a number of excellent museums, galleries, parks, and churches, including the Bristol Cathedral. As a hub of creativity and alternative culture, exhibitions and projects are always on the go, and the city's tourism industry is rapidly expanding for good reason. Known as the birthplace of trip hop, which emerged in the 1990s, Bristol's music scene is still thriving with a variety of events for all tastes.

Bristol's green lung has long been the Downs. Over 400 acres of grassland stretching from Avon Gorge to the Victorian-built suburbs of the city, and locals and visitors alike flock to enjoy the peace and quiet they offer. Other great sights in the city include the Bristol Zoo and Gardens, and the Bristol Clifton Observatory, near the eye-catching Bristol Clifton Suspension Bridge.

The diversity and muddled history of the city make it well worth the visit, and it is also a convenient distance from the nearby city of Bath, as well as the fascinating site of Stonehenge.

Bristol Cathedral

Bristol Cathedral

In roughly 1140, the Abbey of St Augustine was founded by Robert Fitzhardinge. Over the years, the abbey was altered, eventually becoming the model of the 'Hall Church' style in England. When the abbey was finally dissolved in 1539, the nave was demolished...  see full details

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Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery

The Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery is an impressive collection of exhibits, objects and artworks, housed in a beautiful Edwardian Baroque building. As well as the permanent exhibits of regional, national and international artefacts, the museum hosts a range of temporary exhibitions and...  see full details


Bristol Zoo and Garden

Children will love spending a fun-filled day at the Bristol Zoo and Garden, where more than 450 species of animals can be found. Most of the exhibits are undercover, making this the perfect destination for family outings come rain or shine. Featuring themed habitat...  see full details


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