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Press Releases

Latest press releases from Destination Bristol are listed below.


April 2017

  • Bristol: The Movie Star27-04-2017

    Historic harbourside location lands leading role in The Guernsey Literary

    and Potato Peel Pie Society and other movies

    Bristol’s historic harbour setting is proving a popular location for film crews with two high-profile movie shoots taking place in the city’s waterfront...

  • High Days and May Holidays26-04-2017

    High Days and May Holidays

    From ethical fish and chips at the opening of Cargo 2 to Crimefest, Dinomania and the UK’s largest festival of urban walking - check out what’s on in Bristol in May 2017

    Food glorious Bristol food…

    Get set for the opening of Cargo...

March 2017

  • Bristol in Spring29-03-2017

    From new looks and local ales to old bones, a ship’s birthday and an eggs-citing festival of chocolate:

    check out what’s on in Bristol in April and beyond

    The new look Grand Hotel in Bristol’s Old City launches a bold new look for spring 2017. The Grade II...

  • The UK's Best City23-03-2017

    And the winner is …Bristol is the best place to live in the UK

    says a Sunday Times lifestyle report.

    The Sunday Times’ annual Best Place to Live list for 2017, put Bristol in the number one spot. ‘It’s the obvious choice in so many ways,’ wrote...

February 2017

  • March in Bristol 16-02-2017

    March in Bristol

    Spring update: what’s new and what’s on in the City of Bristol

    Opening soon . . .

    Bristol Improv Theatre, or BIT, the UK’s first dedicated improvisation theatre opens in Bristol on March 3. In a former members’ club in Clifton, the theatre...

  • Major Events in 20110-02-2017

    Lubaina Himid at Spike Island (until 26 March).  Bristol’s international centre for the development of contemporary art and design presents a major new solo exhibition: Lubaina Himid’s Navigation Charts. Born in Zanzibar and based in Preston, Himid is a painter and writer, as...

  • Bristol Romancing02-02-2017

    Valentine’s Day breaks, Prosecco, animal attractions and unusual date nights.

    Love is not just for Valentine’s Day. Many of the city’s nights-of-passion packages are extended throughout February or beyond.

    Loved-up couples have a two-week window to enjoy one of the romantic...

January 2017

December 2016

  • Cold winter, cool city08-12-2016

    Bristol beats the January doldrums with a heart-warming month of laughter, inspirational art and hot hotel deals. Join the big names of British comedy as they pay homage to the slapstick greats of the silent screen; revive the senses in the salt grotto and crystal steam room at the Old City’s...

November 2016

  • A city made for Christmas: the movie22-11-2016

    As a key part of its ‘Merry Bristmas’ campaign, Visit Bristol has produced a charmingly evocative film featuring an illuminated paper-cut illustration of some of the city’s most familiar landmarks.

    Promoting the city as an attractive Christmas destination, the two-and-a-half...

  • Bristol: the UK’s most inspiring city21-11-2016

    Bristol’s vibrant creative culture and innovative arts scene has helped clinch one of the highest rankings in a survey of the most inspiring cities in the world. In the 2016 Inspiring Cities Rankng, Bristol comes 4th, alongside Miami, Bruges and San Francisco and ahead of Reykjavik, Zurich,...

  • Merry Bristmas Everyone18-11-2016

    Festive gifts from the West Country’s Capital of Shopping

    From the branded stores in the city centre’s Shopping Quarter to the boutiques of Clifton Village and the quirky independents on Gloucester Road, Bristol has Christmas shopping all wrapped up. The Mile of Markets which pops up...

  • November in Bristol 01-11-2016

    Winter in Bristol 2016

    From sparklers to Christmas sparkle, winter 2016 is set to be a cracker. The season kicks off in November with twinkling lights, a new mile of markets and open-air ice rink beneath the silvery sphere of the city’s planetarium. Expect drama, Victoriana, star turns at...

October 2016

  • Bristol named runner up in Family Traveller Magazine awards 07-10-2016

    Bristol has been named runner up in the ‘Best UK City Break for Families’ category of the Family Traveller magazine awards.

    It competed for the title with nine others in the category: Blackpool, Bournemouth, Brighton and Hove, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London, Newcastle and...

September 2016

  • NEW to Bristol in October26-09-2016

    Bristol Harbour Hotel welcomes its very first guests in October, opening its Jetty Restaurant and 20 contemporary bedrooms behind an ornate façade, with city views and roll-top baths. The property fuses together two former bank buildings on Corn Street in the Old City. The...

  • Destination Bristol team wins prestigious meetings industry award16-09-2016

    Destination Bristol is celebrating the success of their conference and business events team after they scooped a prestigious industry award in a ceremony at the Park Plaza Victoria in London this afternoon.

    The team has been named by the Meetings Industry Association as the miaList 2016...

  • Bristol shortlisted for Best Event Destination award09-09-2016

    Bristol could be named as the ‘Best Short-Haul Event Destination’ after making the shortlist in the Conference and Incentive Travel Awards 2016, led by one of the travel industry’s most prestigious magazines. 

    London is the only other UK city on the shortlist, with...

August 2016

  • September in Bristol25-08-2016

    No need to suffer the back-to-school, post-summer blues during September. Bristol is as lively as ever this month, hosting world class sporting events, film studio birthday celebrations and the return of the ever-popular Bristol Beer Week.

    Organic September

    The Soil Association’s...

  • Bristol shortlisted as Best UK City Break for Families17-08-2016

    Bristol has made the shortlist of the Family Traveller magazine awards in the ‘Best UK City Break for Families’ category.

    It will now compete for the title with other contenders in the category: Blackpool, Bournemouth, Brighton and Hove, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London,...

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