Areas Of Bristol
The city of Bristol is made up of a series of districts and areas, each with its own unique character and charm. You'll find plenty of information and ideas of things to see and do on each of the dedicated pages:
- Arnos Vale & beyond - Heading east out of the city on the main A4 road towards Bath, you'll encounter Arnos Vale and then beyond to the Somerset countryside between Bristol and Bath.
- City Centre & Old City - best known for its shopping areas and home to the largest permanent street art exhibition in the UK. Just a short distance from the busy central shopping area, step into the Old City and you'll find yourself surrounded by the incredible old buildings and relics of the past.
- Clifton - Beginning with the Clifton Triangle and reaching into the area affectionately known as Clifton Village, this stunning Georgian area is always hugely popular with visitors
- Coastal Somerset - On Bristol’s doorstep is Coastal North Somerset, an area with miles of spectacular coastline and beautiful rural landscapes
- East Bristol - One of Bristol's best-kept secrets, East Bristol is the gateway to gorgeous countryside, wildlife and walks.
- Gloucester Road & Stokes Croft - another popular and thriving suburb of the city with bars, shops and restaurants aplenty. Stokes Croft, referred to by many as Bristol’s cultural quarter, is rich in street art.
- Harbourside - Once a busy dock where sailors and merchants would trade goods and set sail for voyages of discovery, Bristol's harbourside remains the buzzing hub of the city
- North Bristol - Much of the northern part of the city of Bristol is actually part of South Gloucestershire but you will still find plenty of things to do and rural countryside
- Old Market, Temple Meads & Redcliffe – Step off the train at Temple Meads and you land straight into the Redcliffe area. Old Market was once the main road to London and is now home to some of Bristol's most historic buildings
- Rural Somerset – The rolling hills of North Somerset await you across the Clifton Suspension Bridge, along with the Mendips, Cheddar Gorge and many more attractions
- South Gloucestershire & South Cotswolds -
- Southville & Bedminster - South of the city, you'll find Southville, Bedminster and Totterdown - lively areas popular with local Bristolians and city dwellers.
- St Pauls, Easton and St Mark's Road – St Paul’s is home to one of the biggest and best street parties in Europe and is one of Bristol’s most vibrant and colourful areas. Less than a 30 minute walk from Bristol city-centre is Mark's Road, Easton. A small but thriving street with a community feel.
- Bath - Just 12 miles east of Bristol is the UNESCO World Heritage City of Bath. The two cities are linked by the picturesque River Avon and one of the most successful cycling routes in the country