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June 2018

  • Festival fever in Bristol this summer 4th June 2018

    There’s a festival for everything in Bristol, from ballooning to wildlife. Here are some of the must-do festivals taking place in the city this summer.

    Bristol Comedy Garden (6 to 10 June)

    The big top is back bringing five nights (and one afternoon) of fun to leafy Queen Square. Catch...

May 2018

  • Meet Bristol launches new membership category for event suppliers23rd May 2018

    Following the rebranding of Destination Bristol’s Conference team to ‘Meet Bristol’, a new membership category has been launched to enable the team to provide a one-stop-shop for event planners. The membership is open to local suppliers who can add value to meetings and events....

  • Bristol: The Simpson are Coming (and Wallace and Gromit too)17th May 2018

    American megastars, the Simpson family will appear in Bristol in July - alongside a trail of home-grown characters: Aardman Animation’s Wallace, Gromit and Feathers McGraw.

    Upfest 2018: The Simpsons are coming 

    Today, Bristol’s Upfest – the city’s annual street...

April 2018

  • Inventive, dramatic, creative – Bristol’s new event spaces 18th April 2018

    A museum dedicated to an engineering genius, a recreated Victorian dining room, an iconic theatre and a former pub are among Bristol’s new meetings and events spaces

    Meet Mr Brunel

    The opening of Being Brunel, a museum dedicated to the life and legacy of innovative Victorian engineer...

February 2018

  • Bristol for Luvvers 1st February 2018

    A cemetery, a science centre, classic movies and two zoos: Here’s how to do

    Valentine’s date nights Bristol fashion.

    After hours: LOVE at We the Curious (8 February)

    The interactive and exploratory centre offers a pre-Valentine’s Day date-night-with-a-difference - music,...

  • Visit Bristol hosts Social Media Week event1st February 2018

    During a week of digital networking events (26 February – 2 March), Visit Bristol share  

    insights into their social media and content strategy

    Bristol is the only UK city outside of London to host its own Social Media Week (SMW) – the global conference that provides grass...

January 2018

  • Meet Bristol launches to help attract business travellers17th January 2018

    Destination Bristol has relaunched its convention bureau services, promoting the Bristol city region as a destination for conferences, meetings and business events as ‘Meet Bristol’.

     Announced at the Annual Tourism Conference on Friday, Meet Bristol sits alongside the...

  • Destination Bristol is a finalist in travel industry awards8th January 2018

    Destination Bristol has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Best UK Convention Bureau category at the 2018 Meetings & Incentive Travel Industry Awards.

    Other contenders in the category are Convention Edinburgh, Glasgow Convention Bureau, Liverpool Convention Bureau, London...

December 2017

  • Suites for my sweet19th December 2017

    For Valentine’s Day treats, honeymoons and amorous weekend breaks

     – fall madly in love with Bristol’s most romantic rooms

    Love is in the air: Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin

    Clifton’s elegant old lady is to re-emerge as a bright young thing following a major...

  • Side-splitting start for Bristol’s 2018 events19th December 2017

    The new year kicks off with a festival of silent comedy, a Wicked musical and a Burns Night special. What’s on and what’s new in Bristol in January and February

    The 14th Slapstick Festival returns to the city (25 to 28 January 2018). Bristol’s annual celebration of silent...

  • Bristol named among hippest hangouts for 20188th December 2017

    National Geographic Traveller (UK) reveals its Cool List.

    Bristol is the only UK destination to feature on National Geographic Traveller’s Cool List 2018, a selection of the world’s “hippest hangouts”.

    The list, announced this week, contains 18 worldwide...

November 2017

  • Bristol: What’s new in 201830th November 2017

    UNESCO city status, a new dockside museum dedicated to the life of Brunel, a trail of Aardman characters and an arty boutique hotel are among new reasons to visit Bristol in 2018….

    Latest News: UNESCO City of Film

    Bristol has just been named a UNESCO City of Film. Announced on 1...

  • Bristol is one of the UK’s top five cities for conference and business events30th November 2017

    British Meetings & Events Industry Survey 2017/18 sees Bristol leap six places

    Bristol has been highlighted as one of the UK’s most popular destinations for business meetings and events in the annual British Meetings & Events Industry Survey. 

    The survey, published this...

  • Bristol named ‘Museum Destination of the Year’ 201827th November 2017

    Bristol has been named as ‘Museum Destination of the Year’ for 2018 in the Luxury Travel Guide Awards.

    The Awards are designed to celebrate excellence in the affluent travel and tourism industry. The Luxury Travel Guide judging team recognised Bristol as a city that shows pride in...

  • Aardman Arts Trail 201817th November 2017

    Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal has just revealed details of a third Bristol arts trail planned for July 2018. And for the first time, there will be not one, but three characters taking part: lovable canine Gromit will be joined by his old pal Wallace and arch nemesis Feathers McGraw...

  • Bristol: UNESCO City of Film17th November 2017

    A mix of film festivals, movie credits and high-profile production companies has earned Bristol a place among the world’s best big-screen cities

    Bristol has just been named a UNESCO City of Film. Announced on 1 November 2017, the designation recognises Bristol as a key player in the...

  • Showcase South West Travel Trade Event Is Bigger Than Ever Before13th November 2017

    Destination Bristol is hosting this year’s Showcase South West Travel Trade Event taking place from Monday 27 – Wednesday 29 November 2017 and it promises to be bigger and better than ever before!

    This event will focus on and be supported by HM Government’s £40...

  • A city made for Christmas 5th November 2017

    Take a sparkling winter trip to Bristol. From seasonal shopping on the ‘mile of markets’, Christmas cocktails in a cosy vintage setting, nostalgic Victorian recreations staged by landmark attractions, or starlit open-air skating at the waterfront, Bristol is a city made for Christmas...

October 2017

  • Up, up and away26th October 2017

    Bristol heads towards 2018 with the high-profile opening of Aerospace Bristol in October. And there’s more to come.

    Taking off… with Aerospace Bristol

    Bristol’s exciting new aeronautics museum Aerospace Bristol opened its doors on 17 October 2017. The new heritage museum...

September 2017

  • Hello Autumn14th September 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...

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