If ever there was a city with a story to tell, it’s Bristol. Enveloped in the hills of South West England, it has a distinctive identity that outrivals anywhere else. Grounded in roots from centuries past, passionate locals and spirited fans have helped carve out its character ever since.
It’s not hard to see why writers, film directors, artists, actors, scientists, musicians and architects have sought inspiration here.
Famed for its passionate character and its maritime history, and for the acres of parkland and sustainable approach that earned it European Green Capital status, Bristol has created its own distinctive identity.
Year-round festivals, award-winning cycle tracks, gastronomy of every flavour in rejuvenated warehouses and behind secret doorways, stunning cityscapes and awe-inspiring street art, Bristol doesn’t just buzz, it thumps.
Compact enough to get around on foot, yet big enough to boast an exciting line-up of entertainment, Bristol has much to offer.
Whether you’re an art fiend, animal-lover, nature enthusiast or theatre buff, Bristol is sure to please.
With over 400 parks and gardens in Bristol you will never be far away from somewhere to take time out from the thrill of the city.
Find your own Bristol adventure and explore Bristol through the eyes of the locals and those that are the most passionate about the city.
Let us help you navigate your way around the icons, landmarks and impromptu sights that form the distinctive Bristol scene.
With art galleries and museums ready to explore, the city also boasts an ever-changing programme of exhibitions focusing on fashion, animation, design, aviation, photography and dance
Visiting on a budget? No problem. There’s always a freebie to be had in Bristol.