Arts for all
Snap some street art
Incognito street artist Banksy hails from Bristol and you can see over 10 pieces of his graffiti art on the Banksy Art Trail.
Go back in time
Blaise Castle House Museum is worth devoting a day to. The 18th century mansion hosts Victorian exhibits (kids will love the toy room), a picture room full of fine art and more.
Admire art by the water
It’s one of Europe’s leading contemporary art galleries and at Arnolfini, you can see experimental exhibitions including the work of English artist Grayson Perry (until December 2018).
Climb Cabot Tower
An iconic landmark of Bristol’s skyline and not one for the faint hearted, Cabot Tower is 1,005ft high and admission is free to climb its spiral staircase for panoramic views.
Hunt for Long John Silver
Did you know? Bristol Docks was the setting for Treasure Island and visitors can explore the city’s swashbuckling heritage with a wander around the Floating Harbour. The mile-long route is marked by eight palm trees.
Play ping pong
It may not be the first thing you associate with Bristol, but did you know that Ping! Bristol has more than 30 permanent ping pong tables in parks all around the city? They’re free to use and you don’t need to book. Ideal!
Cross the Avon Gorge
Take a stroll across Clifton Suspension Bridge and you’ll be met with spectacular views of the Avon Gorge, the elegant architecture of Clifton and the sprawling city beyond.
Go museum hopping
From seeing Egyptian mummies to saying hello to Alfred the Gorilla, you can immerse yourself in all manner of history and art at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery.
Go to church
One of Britain’s finest ‘hall churches’ (a style where the nave, chapels and choir are all at the same height), Bristol Cathedral is brimming with Medieval and Victorian architecture.
Go back to nature
Go deer spotting
At the historic 850-acre site of Ashton Court Estate, the animal residents are the main attraction and you can get up close and spot red and fallow deer grazing.
Head for the cliffs
Just 10 miles from Bristol is one of Britain’s most impressive natural landmarks, Cheddar Gorge. The best way to soak up its otherworldly views? Going on its three-mile clifftop walk.
Search the skies
Durdham Down is a huge area of parkland on the edge of Bristol and as a designated ‘Dark Sky Discovery Site’, it’s an ideal place to stargaze on a clear night. Be sure to wrap up warm and bring a torch!
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