There are countless attractions in Bristol, catering to every taste, so you’ll find plenty to entertain and enthral you, no matter how long your stay.
On the list of official tourist attractions that simply cannot be missed are At-Bristol, Bristol Zoo Gardens and the Clifton Suspension Bridge. Boat enthusiasts will also enjoy the SS Great Britain – the world’s first iron-hulled, steam-powered passenger liner, preserved in a dry dock next to the floating harbour.
If you’re in Bristol during the spring or summer, you’ll experience the best of festival season, including St Paul’s Carnival, The Bristol Balloon Fiesta, and Mayfest. The rest of the year still offers plenty of entertainment and cultural value in Bristol, with numerous music venues, live theatres, comedy clubs and art-house cinemas. Keep an eye out for the works of famous street artist, Banksy, whose unique graffiti can be seen all over the city.
For trendy shopaholics, Cabot Circus is a dream-come-true, although the various markets offer more in the way of Bristol souvenirs. Explore St. Nicholas Market, Straits Parade or Whiteladies Road for a fortnightly retail affair!