Sightseeing and tours
It can be difficult to know where to start when exploring a new city, so we've pulled together our top recommendations for the key sights to see while you’re visiting Bristol to help you get started.
Also listed are some amazing tours, whether you want to find your own way or be shown the city by someone in the know, there is something for everyone. And for a city that’s centred around its historic Harbourside, no visit to Bristol would be complete without a boat trip...
Sit back and relax on City Sightseeing's distinctive red open top buses, and enjoyBristol from an unrivalled platform .
A trail of 80 individually designed Gromits will be unleashed in Bristol in 2013.
Explore Bristol's Harbourside by ferry, go on a trip with friends or colleagues, or simply get from A to B without worrying about traffic
Join Pirate Pete for a one-hour guided walking tour of Bristol's historic harbourside, with tales of discovery, slavery and piracy.
Avon River Cruises offer private hire boat trips in Bristol on the Silver Salmon – travel in comfort and style all year round.
Enjoy harbour tours and river trips with Bristol Packet Boat Trips with public timetabled trips and private hire available.
Join the Bristol Highlights walk for a fascinating insight into the city, led by the people who know it best.
Passenger boat company providing public ferry services and private charter trips around Bristol and on the River Avon
Replica of John Cabot's 1497 ship that he used to discover Newfoundland, which is open for visits and cruises around the harbour
Top sights to see
Street artists from around the world have transformed this Bristol street in the most ambitious permanent street art project ever to take place...
A magnificent Georgian park area in the heart of Bristol, surrounded by trees and cobbled streets.
A century-old 105ft tower, set in the gorgeous parkland of Brandon Hill near Park Street in the West End.
The world famous bridge and the iconic symbol of Bristol, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1831 and completed in 1864 after his death
Step aboard the award-winning Brunel's ss Great Britain for a ship shape and Bristol fashion day out!
The oldest Methodist building in the world, constructed as a meeting room and accommodation after Wesley began to preach in 1739
One of the most beautiful churches in all England and one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in the country
A pedestrian footbridge that spans Bristol's floating harbour, named in honour of enslaved African Pero Jones.
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
Other tours and walks
Some of Banksy's most famous Bristol works combined to make for a great self-guided walking tour of the city.
A running track giving runners and walkers a choice of six accurately measured distances ranging from 100m to 1 mile.
A guided tour of Bristol Harbourside and the surrounding area on bicycles. Including some genuine vintage bicycles, Some of them dating as far...
Whether you’d like to take one of our tours, choose a package or just hire bikes and do your own thing, being on two wheels is definitely the...
Celebrate Bristol's unique creative culture with a two-hour walking tour including paintings by Banksy.
A free audio tour that you can download to your MP3 player, computer or phone, covering some of Brunel's engineering feats
Small group day tours exploring Bristol and the surrounding countryside and towns.
A truly unique way to explore the stunning scenery of England’s West Country. Chauffeur-driven trike tours of the World Heritage sites of Bath,...
82 Beautiful Bugs painted by some of Bristol's finest urban artists take over the streets of Bedminster, Bristol.
A free walking tour most Tuesdays and Saturdays, starting at 11am from outside the Bristol Royal Marriott Hotel on Park Street.
Explore Bristol in a whole new way by solving murder mysteries, hunt for treasures or become a spy by undertaking a top secret mission! Which...
A fun tour around old Bristol and its ghostly buildings including a 16th century church that's guarded by a monk.
Sulis Guides offer a high quality tailor made tours for independent travellers and groups.
A fun and friendly 3 hour tour direct to Stonehenge, departing daily from the centre of Bath
Use this location-triggered smartphone app to explore the Brunel Mile in Bristol.
Play iTreasure Hunt games for free in Bristol