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What to see in Bristol

Bristol Attractions


Bristol has something to offer visitors of all ages, but will particularly appeal to families. 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. The city receives over nine million visitors a year and as one of the current top ten UK holiday destinations, its tourism industry is rapidly expanding. Its thriving music scene is still dominated by trip-hop (also known as the Bristol Sound), which emerged in the city in the 1980s and 1990s; and with two universities, Bristol has a thriving nightlife, plenty of restaurants and shops galore.

Bristol's green lung has long been the Downs. Over 400 acres of grassland stretch 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 and caves, 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

In roughly 1140, the Abbey of St Augustine was founded by Robert Fitzhardinge. Over the years, the abbey was altered,…

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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 artwork, housed in a beautiful…

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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…

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