Much more than a fascinating building, being a fine example of a hall church, it is a centre of...
A century-old 105ft tower, set in the gorgeous parkland of Brandon Hill near Park Street in the...
Visit the home of Charles Wesley, the great Methodist preacher and hymn writer, with everything...
The leaning tower and walls of this large late medieval church survived bombing during the Second...
Bristol History & Heritage
Although very much a modern European city, Bristol’s history goes back thousands of years. This is very visible from the eclectic mix of buildings lining the streets, some of which can be traced back to the origins of the small settling of Brigstow.
Bristol is a real melting pot of architecture through the ages from the ruins of the Norman castle in Castle Park, to the gothic masterpieces of Bristol Cathedral and St Mary Redcliffe. A stroll around the Georgian streets of Clifton and Redland is as picturesque as it is relaxing.
Scenes from the recent BBC drama Wolf Hall was filmed in the area and Bristol is a haven of Tudor history. Thornbury Castle, Ashton Court Mansion and the Red Lodge Museum, with its Elizabethan Knot garden, are fine examples of Tudor Bristol.
If you’re more interested in fossils, rocks and other gems however, head to Bristol Museum and Art Gallery for a walk through our natural history where some fascinating items found in nearby areas such as Mangotsfield are on display.
Bristol has an incredibly rich maritime history, being one of the major ports for trade. A visit to M Shed museum documents the history of Bristol or go below deck on the ss Great Britain, just one of Brunel's magnificent pieces of work. Both are a great family day out in Bristol.
The Heritage Pub Crawl is a great way to sample some local ales and ciders as you take in some of the history of Bristol. Look out for the poster in local shops.
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Step aboard the award-winning Brunel's ss Great Britain for a ship shape and Bristol fashion day out!
Taking off in Summer 2017, Aerospace Bristol will tell the amazing story of Bristol’s world-class aerospace industry and give you the chance to step aboard a British icon, Concorde 216.
Combine the fascinating history of Bristol with the city's best street art on this tour which takes in many of the sights and interesting facts.
Much more than a fascinating building, being a fine example of a hall church, it is a centre of Bristol's history, civic life and culture
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 all the family, hosting special events on bank holidays and during school holidays
National Trust Victorian Gothic house, gardens, woodland, 3 play areas, 2 cafes, and shop...Phew! And all on Bristol's doorstep. Open every day.
Step into a secret world and discover 45 green acres where the history of Bristol is told in a leafy and tranquil setting.
Bowood House & Gardens at Bowood Hotel Spa & Golf Resort
Bristol Shopping Quarter
A picturesque park offering a quiet place to sit or stroll, right alongside the tranquil waters of the city harbour
The only surviving church founded by Walter Frampton and built on Bristol's saxon inner town wall during the 12th century
Replica of John Cabot's 1497 ship that he used to discover Newfoundland, which is open for visits and cruises around the harbour
A fun tour around old Bristol and its ghostly buildings including a 16th century church that's guarded by a monk.
One of the most beautiful churches in all England and one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in the country
A historic church notable for its stunning quarterjacks which still strike every fifteen minutes.
A magnificent Georgian park area in the heart of Bristol, surrounded by trees and cobbled streets.
Bristol Shopping Quarter
The oldest church in Bristol that's still in operation, founded between 1124 and 1137 by the Earl of Gloucester
Visit the home of Charles Wesley, the great Methodist preacher and hymn writer, with everything exactly as it was for him and his family
The Treasure Island Trail is a fun, family-friendly trail and app that guides you round Bristol’s historic Floating Harbour to discover Bristol’s literary connections, maritime history and tales of piracy!
Whether you want to see the famous landmarks, discover the city's history, hear local recommendations, or meet new people, then the Bristol Free Walking Tour is perfect for you.
Glenside Hospital Museum is located within the grounds of the old hospital, it aims to inform, educate and de-stigmatise mental illness and learning difficulties.