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
Spectacular aquarium in the Harbourside area that provides an amazing underwater adventure from the British coast to exotic tropical seas
Interactive, family-friendly technology centre.
The Wild Place Project is Bristol’s new affordable and fun family attraction that will provide adventure, play and learning.
Museum and art gallery exhibiting some outstanding collections of art, archaeology, Egyptology and natural history in a magnificent building
Britain's oldest working theatre showcases some of the most cutting-edge theatre in the country.
A visit to this city zoo is your passport for a day trip into an amazing world of animals, exhibits and other attractions
Step aboard the award-winning Brunel's ss Great Britain for a ship shape and Bristol fashion day out!
M Shed is an exciting and innovative flagship museum for Bristol with gallery space and a packed events schedule.
One of the country's top provincial theatres, which proudly continues to stage major West End and Broadway productions
Replica of John Cabot's 1497 ship that he used to discover Newfoundland, which is open for visits and cruises around the harbour
The world famous bridge and the iconic symbol of Bristol, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1831 and completed in 1864 after his death
On the outskirts
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
Arboretum with over 16,000 rare and beautiful trees, all set in 600 glorious, easy-to-stroll Cotswold acres
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...
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...
A stunning National Trust property, set in 265 acres of ancient deerpark, built between 1691 and 1702 for William Blathwayt.
Spectacular Victorian country house and estate, situated on a ridge overlooking the beautiful Yeo Valley
The North Somerset Butterfly House is a tropical paradise where you can surround yourself with stunning exotic butterflies and flowers and where...
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...
Well renowned and popular conservation centre, which features the world's largest collection of swans, geese, ducks and flamingos
Railway that's much more than your average steam train ride, offering a whole new experience for some or a nostalgic memory for others
Situated within a Georgian manor house in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the American Museum is home to the finest collection of...
The West Country's own Grand Canyon.
Bowood offers a fantastic day out in Wiltshire for all the family.
The above list is just a small selection – you can view all Bristol attractions here.