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Press Releases

Latest press releases from Destination Bristol are listed below.


June 2017

  • Pints of Best19-06-2017

     On the eve of Beer Day Britain on June 15, follow Bristol’s ale trail: a circuit of craft ales, independent breweries, pubs and events in one of Britain’s most exciting beer destinations.

    With over 15 independent breweries producing quality craft beers in and around the...

  • New Coach Park Opens in Bristol01-06-2017

    A new coach park will open in Bristol this week. The facility at Bristol Fruit Market, in the St Phillips area of the city, is taking bookings from 1 June 2017.

    In a new partnership, Destination Bristol and Bristol Fruit Market have developed the new facility, to address the lack of...

  • Wild Nights in the City01-06-2017

    The harbour’s new ‘treehouse in a crane’, is just one of the weird and wonderful

     places to stay in and around Bristol

    Billed as Bristol’s ‘Natural High’, the pop-up room-with-a-view at Crane 29 added a new dimension to Bristol’s accommodation...

May 2017

  • Visit Bristol campaign artwork up for award19-05-2017

    Festive paper-cut city short-listed for illustration award

    Artist Sam Pierpoint, who created the ‘City Made For Christmas’ for Visit Bristol’s festive short breaks campaign in 2016, has seen her artwork short-listed for a prestigious award.

    The World Illustration Awards is...

  • Midsummer's Dreams 19-05-2017

    From the world’s oldest Methodist Chapel and Europe’s first YoBike scheme to giraffes in the park, food on the go and stoking on a smoking ship, check out what’s new and what’s on in Bristol in June

    Wesley-land: The New Room

    Following a £4.5 million extension,...

  • Bristol on a Plate17-05-2017

    Bristol is ‘one of the most interesting restaurant cities in England,’ says Jay Rayner.

     Here are some of the goodies on the summer menu

    From street food to vegetarian, flexitarian and Michelin-starred restaurants, Bristol’s food scene is well and truly on the map. Five...

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 201710-02-2017

    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...

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