The vibrant city of Bristol has a long list of accolades. It has been Green Capital of Europe, voted the friendliest, the kindest and the happiest place to live in the UK. So here is a break down of just what is on offer. Just come see and it for yourself.
Art & Culture
Being home to such world-famous names from art and culture as Banksy and Wallace and Gromit, it’s hardly surprising that Bristol has a thriving art and cultural scene. From the stunning works of street art found on walls across the city to Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and the Royal West of England Academy, there is plenty of art to enjoy.
Shopaholics will love Bristol. There are so many great places to shop that it’s difficult to know where to begin. There’s pretty much everything you could want from your shopping – minus the dense crowds you’ll get in London.
You’ve got all the big high-street stores, but also loads of independent shops to delve into. And because new stores are constantly opening, you’ll always have somewhere interesting to go at the weekend.
There are lots of interesting festivals and outdoor events in Bristol held throughout the year, and especially during the summer. Why not check out the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, an annual event that sees dozens of hot air balloons take off from Ashton Court? Or head to the new Downs Festival on Clifton Downs, which always attracts some big-name acts.
Beautiful Outdoor Places
Bristol has some stunning outdoor places to enjoy when the weather is fine. From the lovely Waterfront, which is the perfect place to relax and unwind on a Sunday afternoon, to Castle Park and the top of the Clifton Suspension Bridge with its amazing views of Avon Gorge, there’s always somewhere to spend quality time outdoors.
Bristol is a city with a rich history, and you will find plenty of interesting historical attractions to explore here. From the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge to Bristol Cathedral, Clifton Observatory and the SS Great Britain (another Isambard Kingdom Brunel design), Bristol is packed with enough fascinating attractions that you’ll want to visit time and time again.