Bristol Travel Guide
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- 82%Family Travelers
- 67%Luxury Travelers
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- BristolMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 2
Surprisingly exceeded my expectations as I sailed in here for the Harbour Festival. It is such a lively place with so many things going on with things to do and the art and general landscaping is just brilliant! A great city.
- BristolMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBackpackers
Famous for the Clifton Suspension Bridge and street art mainly thanks to Banksy. A population of around 465,000. I enjoyed my time here which was spent for the most part in the pubs. A good selection of places to go on a crawl and imbibe.
Bristol is a diverse city with lots of hot-spots. You have Clifton, 'the posh bit' with its Boutique shops and Brunel's striking Suspension Bridge. Walk across and the road leads to Ashton Court for a stroll on the sprawling heath; in summer this is where they host the annual Balloon Festival. Then there's down the hill from Clifton to Park Street and the centre: nightlife and kebabs, or the gorgeous harbour-side, theatres like the Hippodrome and the Old Vic, or plentiful museums (check out the new M-Shed, the Arnolfini, the Wills memorial and the RWA and little independent art galleries like CentreSpace). Cut through Nelson Street 'the outdoor gallery' to admire it's fantastic graffitti (an art made so popular in this city by Banksy.) Then you're in the shopping districts of Broadmead and the artistically designed Cabot Circus. Enter into Stokes Croft, the 'cultural quarter' with it's punkish youthful atmosphere, arty cafe's and bars, leading to Gloucester Road which is one of the UK's loved independent high streets. There's more still, from the hippy St Werburghs with its inner city farm and allotments to St Pauls and Easton with their Jamaican roots and Somali cafes. Bristol is thick with culture to make a lot of people happy, and the most wonderful thing about it is that it's size allows you to travel easily between each different vibes.
It has a fantastic music scene and a wonderful art scene. Bristol ranges from smart, beautiful architecture of Redland and Clifton. To arty and expressive Banksy on Gloster Road.
For commercial shopping Cabot circus. The buses and transport system are easy to understand and not very expensive.
Bristol is a chilled city with lots of students to keep the scene vibrant. The city has lots of lovely free festivals in the summer in the centre of town like the Harbour festival and good food festies. It's an easy city to navigate too by foot. The floating harbour has lots of nice restaurants. My top tip is the Rivershed, if you eat downstairs in the brasserie and not in the upstairs restaurant it's half the price and you still get table service. Definitely the best value restaurant and best for quality local fare too.
Ho avuto modo di visitare Bristol di recente!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!è una bellissima città ,mi sono rimasto a bocca aperta dai parchi naturali,la bristol eye,tutte le case uguali e attaccate.................insomma è davvero bella quella città e grandissima!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bristol is relaxed, full of bohemian types as well as those who wear few clothes (even in winter) and party hard in the centre. Bristol has a lively arts scene and gave birth to Banksy. Brunel came from Bristol and designed the Suspension Bridge, SS Great Britain and the entire railway network in the UK. Bristol is the sort of place you can get a great meal and drink on a budget and where people are for the most part friendly. It has a lively, if underground, nightlife scene with something for everyone.
- BristolMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7
Bristol has an interesting DIY cultural ferment kind of aesthetic. While it's a city, the art scene feels more village-y, and there's room for lots of creativity, especially in the circus/puppetry/burlesque realms. There are some great restaurants (see my review of Lido) and an encouraging eco-emphasis, with cycling being one of the more popular ways to get around and recycling everything being fashionable. A common party conversation is why Bristol is better than London, perhaps a case of the lady protesting too much, but to my mind, it ain't better, just different, and has lots to recommend it.
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