One of the UK’s fastest-growing cities, Bristol is an increasingly-popular tourist destination.

There is a real buzz about the place; it’s a city that is known not just for its rich history, culture and economic success, but for its unique identity, community vibe and spirited people who have helped carve out its character.

Bristol has plenty of options when it comes to shopping, eating and drinking, ranging from high-end designer clothing brands to high street fashion and vintage wear, and from Michelin-starred cuisine to street food and thriving markets.

M Shed Museum

An award-winning museum telling the fascinating story of Bristol

Brunel’s historic ss Great Britain

One of the most important historic ships in the world

The best of independent retail

Wapping Wharf, St Nicholas Market and Gloucester Road to name a few

Clifton Suspension Bridge

Brunel’s world-famous bridge spanning the Avon Gorge and River Avon

Cabot Circus and Broadmead shopping centres

All the big name retail brands and plenty of places to eat and drink

Bristol Cathedral

The city’s beautiful and historic cathedral

Historic Old Market Quarter

A great selection of vintage fashion and antique shops

Bristol Zoo

An adventure into an exciting animal kingdom, set within 12 acres of award-winning gardens

Park Street and the Triangle

Lively bars, restaurants and a unique mix of shops

St Mary Redcliffe Church

A masterpiece of gothic architecture, which has stood on its site for some 800 years

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Treasure trove of Egyptian mummies, art, dinosaurs and nature

The Royal West of England Academy

England’s only regional Royal Academy of Art

Bristol Aquarium

Explore the world’s oceans on a spectacular undersea safari

Bristol’s famous Floating Harbour

An eclectic mix of restaurants, bars and cafes

Cabot Tower

Set in Bristol’s oldest park with views across the city

Ashton Court Estate

An historic park covering 850 acres of woods and grasslands


A pioneering multi-arts venue with arthouse cinemas and digital creativity centre


One of the UK’s biggest interactive science centres

Bristol Old Vic

The oldest working theatre in the English-speaking world

Bristol Hippodrome

Frequently plays host to touring West End shows