Bristol

Bristol is quickly becoming a hotspot for fans of British TV, film and art.

  • Culture

    • Fans of British TV classics will love Bristol’s unique walking tours.

    • Many scenes of hit shows Dr Who and Sherlock were filmed here, along with many other British dramas and comedy classics (The Young Ones, Only Fools and Horses).

    • A walking tour is the perfect, leisurely way to visit the locations and relive the classic moments.

    • Thousands of visitors each year flock to see Brunel’s Clifton Suspension Bridge, and anyone with a head for heights can take part in guided tours across the bridge, to learn all about its impressive history and take a brand new look at Bristol.

    • Famous Banksy art exhibits such as Paint-Pot Angel and Grim Reaper can be seen not in a gallery, but on the streets where he painted them, thanks to a Banksy Walking Tour. The self-guided trip takes in all Banksy’s buried away in side-streets of his home town.

  • Family

    • The city’s Science Centre is always popular, and features hundreds of hands-on exhibits to explore, live shows and a Planetarium.

  • Dining & shopping

    • Bristol offers a stunning and eclectic range of food to match every taste and every budget.

    • For a local life, there’s John’s York Café, offering traditional fare such as full English breakfasts.

    • For more of a treat, there’s Bordeaux Quay; an award-winning restaurant, deli, brasserie, wine bar and bakery, nestled on the picturesque harbour.

    • The well-established Cabot Circus shopping mall offers the best of the high street favourites, or there’s the city centre’s Park Street, offers great vintage clothes, upmarket furniture and independent record shops, as well as places to eat and drink.

    • Nearby St Nicholas Market, which showcases everything from handmade jewellery to a specialist chilli sauce shop.

  • Did you know?

    • Bristol’s Old Vic Theatre is the oldest continually-working theatre in the UK. It first opened its doors in 1766. 

    • Nipper, the dog known the world over for appearing in the HMV logo, was born in Bristol and lived at the Prince’s Theatre on Park Row.

    • The world’s first female doctor, Elizabeth Blackwell, was born in Bristol.


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