Bristol has something to offer everyone. Whether you are looking for a great day out with the whole family, a romantic break for two or a solo adventure, the city has plenty to offer from underground gigs for music lovers, beautiful green spaces for relaxation, historic houses and museums, cutting-edge art galleries and independent cinemas and amazing festivals. Here we list the most popular places to visit in Bristol:
Clifton Suspension Bridge
Clifton Suspension Bridge is a masterpiece of design and engineering and considered to be Brunel’s greatest work, it’s an internationally recognised icon of the city. Climb up to Clifton Village or Cabot Tower for an inspiring view.
Brunel’s SS Great Britain
Bristol waterways remain one of Bristol’s greatest assets. Waterbus services let you see the city from the water’s edge from Temple Meads to the SS Great Britain. Go below deck or climb the rigging on SS Great Britain, designed and built by Brunel. Sail out of the harbour on The Matthew, a replica of the ship that John Cabot discovered Newfoundland on. M Shed, an old transit shed on the harbour, is a modern museum documenting the history of Bristol.
Blaise Castle House and other museums
An 18th-century Grade II listed mansion house and estate near Henbury is now run as a museum by Bristol City Council. Also check out the Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery containing archaeology, geology and art including fossils, a Romany caravan and work by local artist Banksy. Opening in summer 2017 Aerospace Bristol will have Concorde on display. Other specialist museums in Bristol include At-Bristol Science Centre, which boasts the only digital 3D planetarium in the country.