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Press Releases

Latest press releases from Destination Bristol are listed below.


September 2017

  • Hello Autumn14-09-2017

    A week of Bristol Beer, a season of world-class wildlife photography, Halloween creepy crawlies and a new name for the city’s science centre are among the goodies coming up in Bristol in October 2017

    What’s new

    A curious new name for Harbourside attraction

    Seventeen years after...

August 2017

  • Back to Cool08-08-2017

    What’s on and what’s new in Bristol in September 2017

    According to Rough Guide, this is the coolest city in Britain, and as temperatures start to dip and the nights draw in, Bristol revs up for a new autumn term with a hot list of September openings and events. Grayson Perry shows at...

  • Bristol's booming business events market01-08-2017

    Conference and meetings industry brings £259m to the city region in 2016

    The latest report showing the impact of the conference and business events industry in the Bristol region has revealed that the value has soared to more than £259m.

    The report - The Impact of Business...

July 2017

  • Bristol City Centre BID celebrates ballot success06-07-2017

    Destination Bristol are pleased to announce that businesses within the proposed new city centre Business Improvement District (BID) area voted in favour of implementing the new scheme.

    Businesses in the new BID area will now contribute through a levy to a multi-million-pound investment...

June 2017

  • Summer in the City28-06-2017

    What’s on and What’s New in Bristol in July 2017

    A bumper month for outdoor events and celebrations. Bristol is buzzing with activity this month. Pride Week is on parade, Upfest paints the town red (blue, yellow, green….) and a small bendy fellow celebrates a big birthday....

  • Pints of Best14-06-2017

     On the eve of Beer Day Britain on June 15, follow Bristol’s ale trail: a circuit of craft ales, independent breweries, pubs and events in one of Britain’s most exciting beer destinations.

    With over 15 independent breweries producing quality craft beers in and around the...

  • Wild Nights in the City01-06-2017

    The harbour’s new ‘treehouse in a crane’, is just one of the weird and wonderful

     places to stay in and around Bristol

    Billed as Bristol’s ‘Natural High’, the pop-up room-with-a-view at Crane 29 added a new dimension to Bristol’s accommodation...

May 2017

  • New Coach Park Opens in Bristol29-05-2017

    A new coach park will open in Bristol this week. The facility at Bristol Fruit Market, in the St Phillips area of the city, is taking bookings from 1 June 2017.

    In a new partnership, Destination Bristol and Bristol Fruit Market have developed the new facility, to address the lack of...

  • Visit Bristol campaign artwork up for award19-05-2017

    Festive paper-cut city short-listed for illustration award

    Artist Sam Pierpoint, who created the ‘City Made For Christmas’ for Visit Bristol’s festive short breaks campaign in 2016, has seen her artwork short-listed for a prestigious award.

    The World Illustration Awards is...

  • Midsummer's Dreams 19-05-2017

    From the world’s oldest Methodist Chapel and Europe’s first YoBike scheme to giraffes in the park, food on the go and stoking on a smoking ship, check out what’s new and what’s on in Bristol in June

    Wesley-land: The New Room

    Following a £4.5 million extension,...

  • Bristol on a Plate17-05-2017

    Bristol is ‘one of the most interesting restaurant cities in England,’ says Jay Rayner.

     Here are some of the goodies on the summer menu

    From street food to vegetarian, flexitarian and Michelin-starred restaurants, Bristol’s food scene is well and truly on the map. Five...

April 2017

  • Bristol: The Movie Star27-04-2017

    Historic harbourside location lands leading role in The Guernsey Literary

    and Potato Peel Pie Society and other movies

    Bristol’s historic harbour setting is proving a popular location for film crews with two high-profile movie shoots taking place in the city’s waterfront...

  • High Days and May Holidays26-04-2017

    High Days and May Holidays

    From ethical fish and chips at the opening of Cargo 2 to Crimefest, Dinomania and the UK’s largest festival of urban walking - check out what’s on in Bristol in May 2017

    Food glorious Bristol food…

    Get set for the opening of Cargo...

March 2017

  • Bristol in Spring29-03-2017

    From new looks and local ales to old bones, a ship’s birthday and an eggs-citing festival of chocolate:

    check out what’s on in Bristol in April and beyond

    The new look Grand Hotel in Bristol’s Old City launches a bold new look for spring 2017. The Grade II...

  • The UK's Best City23-03-2017

    And the winner is …Bristol is the best place to live in the UK

    says a Sunday Times lifestyle report.

    The Sunday Times’ annual Best Place to Live list for 2017, put Bristol in the number one spot. ‘It’s the obvious choice in so many ways,’ wrote...

February 2017

  • March in Bristol 16-02-2017

    March in Bristol

    Spring update: what’s new and what’s on in the City of Bristol

    Opening soon . . .

    Bristol Improv Theatre, or BIT, the UK’s first dedicated improvisation theatre opens in Bristol on March 3. In a former members’ club in Clifton, the theatre...

  • Major Events in 201710-02-2017

    Lubaina Himid at Spike Island (until 26 March).  Bristol’s international centre for the development of contemporary art and design presents a major new solo exhibition: Lubaina Himid’s Navigation Charts. Born in Zanzibar and based in Preston, Himid is a painter and writer, as...

  • Bristol Romancing02-02-2017

    Valentine’s Day breaks, Prosecco, animal attractions and unusual date nights.

    Love is not just for Valentine’s Day. Many of the city’s nights-of-passion packages are extended throughout February or beyond.

    Loved-up couples have a two-week window to enjoy one of the romantic...

January 2017

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