Just because you've climbed the Christmas Steps and ticked them off your 'must-see and do' list, don't think that's where the adventure ends in this area. The Christmas Steps is just one, admittedly very famous, shopping street in Bristol that makes up the Christmas Steps Arts Quarter.
The arts quarter lies next to the Old City and borders the Park Street and Triangle area of the city and as the name suggests, is packed full of art galleries, pottery studios and creative talent. Go off the beaten track and explore all the little shops and intertwining streets and alleyways surrounding Colston Street, Park Row, St Michael's Hill and Upper Maudlin Street.
Bristol has a rich heritage and here you can find the wonderful treasure that is the Red Lodge Museum, a 16th century historic house with traditional knot garden that is free to enter. Take in the architecture and character of the buildings that home some of the best galleries in Bristol.
You will also find Bristol Cider Shop at the bottom on the steps, a great place to stock up on some of the West country's famous perry and scrumpy.