In the first of our new series, we round up our favourite blogs, Instagram posts and tweets of your adventures around Bristol!

SS Great Britain - via mr.olly on Instagram

Source: mr.olly, via Instagram

We love scrolling through our feeds and seeing posts from both locals and visitors about the things they're enjoying around this fair city of ours. Whether it's a tasty lunch from St Nicholas Market, a scenic walk around the harbour or waving at the penguins in Bristol Zoo, it's always good to be reminded just how much there is to see and do around Bristol, regardless of your tastes and budget. Here are a few highlights from the past few weeks...

48 Hours in Bristol with £200

We really enjoyed this blog from Budget Traveller - mostly we can't believe how many places they managed to visit in such a short amount of time! An inspiring blog for those of you with more limited funds, this post packs in a good variety of activities off the beaten track too.

Budget Traveller

Source: Budget Traveller

The Perfect 3-Day Weekend in Bristol

Another short break which managed to pack in a lot, as well as managing to capture a lot of the character of the city and its various unique districts, from the street art around North Street and Stokes Croft to the multitude of food businesses at Wapping Wharf.

Luxe Adventure Traveler

Source: Luxe Adventure Traveler

A Road Trip Around Southwest England

We're not just about how great Bristol is, oh no, there's plenty more to see if you extend your visit by a few days (or weeks!). Lisa managed to cover a lot of ground in this trip, from the Dorset coast through to afternoon tea in Bath and a wander around Salisbury Cathedral - phew!

LLWorld Tour

Source: LL World Tour

Bristol's Street Food Obsession

Wriggle are a local bunch, but their recent article about the street food scene in Bristol really caught our attention. For those of you keen to find out more about this aspect of the city, including some of the most popular food vendors and why they've thrived, this is essential reading.

Wriggle street food

Source: Wriggle

And we'll end on a lovely sunset picture from Richimal on Twitter...

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Richimal tweet


Bristol Zoo Gardens
Animal Collection
Ring-tailed Lemur with baby

A visit to this city zoo is your passport for a day trip into an amazing world of animals, exhibits and other attractions

St Nicholas Market
St Nicholas Market

This vibrant and buzzing market place can be found in the heart of the old city, which is full of fantastic examples of Georgian Architecture and is only a short walk from all of the hotels in central Bristol.

Bristol Street Art Walking Tours
Walking Tour
Street art tour, Bristol

Explore the latest street art where the walls change weekly, and celebrate Bristol's unique creative culture.

Bristol Cathedral
Bristol Cathedral

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.


Authentic artisan gelato bar with a dash of Italian swagger and style. Handmade treats including sorbetti, gelato sticks and individual gelato monoporzioni. Providing locally roasted coffee and baked pastries, hot and cold drinks.

Christmas Steps arts quarter
Christmas Steps Bristol

Ancient and picturesque stepped hill flanked by unique shops, galleries and cafes.

Bailey Balloons

Take a bird's eye view of the Heritage City.

The Canteen
The Canteen

Nestled in the belly of Hamilton House in the thriving mix of Stokes Croft, Canteen brings you good things like affordable home-cooked food, free live music every night, space for local art and a place to meet, plot and play.

Clifton Suspension Bridge
Historic Site
Clouds over Bridge

The world famous bridge and the iconic symbol of Bristol, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1831 and completed in 1864 after his death

Clifton Observatory, Camera Obscura and Cave
Clifton Observatory and camera obscura Bristol

Fascinating camera obscura and subterranean cave system alongside Bristol's beautiful Avon Gorge and Clifton Suspension Bridge

Clifton Village
Shopping in Clifton Village Bristol

Georgian shopping Quarter full of upmarket, independent shops which is a delight to explore.

Brunel's SS Great Britain
Historic Ship
Brunel's SS Great Britain

Step aboard the award-winning Brunel's SS Great Britain for a ship shape and Bristol fashion day out!

Averys Wine Merchants
Guided Tour
Averys Wine Merchants

Discover new and exciting wines in the historic vaulted cellar of Bristol’s oldest wine merchants, Averys.