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.
Shaun the Sheep, and his flock will be brightening up the city streets of Bristol from 6 July to 31 August with an arts trail that ‘ewe’ won’t want to miss
Find your own Bristol adventure and explore Bristol through the eyes of the locals and those that are the most passionate about the city.
Bristol is a sporting city and we've plenty to keep even the biggest fans happy.
Visiting on a budget? No problem. There’s always a freebie to be had in Bristol.
Bristol is the street-art capital ad along narrow alleys, down side-streets and through under-passages, you'll find walls decorated in every hue.