There are several world-class attractions in Bristol, including Britain’s most acclaimed historic ship, its iconic suspension bridge, the world’s fifth oldest zoo, one of Europe’s leading interactive science centres and an outstanding network of free city museums.
Below is our pick of Bristol's best attractions.
Top Bristol attractions
Interactive, family-friendly technology centre.
M Shed is an exciting and innovative flagship museum for Bristol with gallery space and a packed events schedule.
Britain's oldest working theatre showcases some of the most cutting-edge theatre in the country.
Spectacular aquarium in the Harbourside area that provides an amazing underwater adventure from the British coast to exotic tropical seas
Step aboard the award-winning Brunel's ss Great Britain for a ship shape and Bristol fashion day out!
The Wild Place Project is Bristol’s new affordable and fun family attraction that will provide adventure, play and learning.
A visit to this city zoo is your passport for a day trip into an amazing world of animals, exhibits and other attractions
Museum and art gallery exhibiting some outstanding collections of art, archaeology, Egyptology and natural history in a magnificent building
The world famous bridge and the iconic symbol of Bristol, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1831 and completed in 1864 after his death
Replica of John Cabot's 1497 ship that he used to discover Newfoundland, which is open for visits and cruises around the harbour
One of the country's top provincial theatres, which proudly continues to stage major West End and Broadway productions
On the outskirts
Railway that's much more than your average steam train ride, offering a whole new experience for some or a nostalgic memory for others
A stunning National Trust property, set in 265 acres of ancient deerpark, built between 1691 and 1702 for William Blathwayt.
Arboretum with over 16,000 rare and beautiful trees, all set in 600 glorious, easy-to-stroll Cotswold acres
The West Country's own Grand Canyon.
Berkeley Castle is a beautiful and historic Castle, begun in 1117 and still remains the home of the Berkeley family. It is a great day-out for...
The Grand Pier is open every day, except Christmas Day, so come hail, rain or shine, you’ll always get a warm welcome. Whatever the weather is...
Set in 66 acres of breathtaking countryside walks, gardens, animals, play areas and a Cafe catering for all the family, Old Down Country Park is...
Britain’s most spectacular caves and legendary home of the infamous Witch of Wookey. Wander through the prehistoric valley of the Dinosaurs...
Get hands on and meet a variety of animals, including giraffe, rhinos, tigers and lions, then relax while the kids use the 12 play areas
This 50 acre family adventure park is one of the largest visitor attractions in the South West providing fun and variety with something to offer...
Bowood offers a fantastic day out in Wiltshire for all the family.
Spectacular Victorian country house and estate, situated on a ridge overlooking the beautiful Yeo Valley
Well renowned and popular conservation centre, which features the world's largest collection of swans, geese, ducks and flamingos
The North Somerset Butterfly House is a tropical paradise where you can surround yourself with stunning exotic butterflies and flowers and where...
The above list is just a small selection – you can view all Bristol attractions here.