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Discover the heart of South West England: Bristol

Cuisine, Culture, Nature

Bristol is the most crowded and the liveliest city of South West England. Mixing its robust art and culture scene with its preserved history and heritage, it is a UK metropolis waiting to be discovered and enjoyed.

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The most populous city in South West England / Situated on the River Avon


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Summers are warm and partly cloudy; winters are long, cold and windy

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Explore street art, enjoy sightseeing, relax on gardens and parks

Bristol, UK Travel Guide

Bristol can offer a lot of things for each and every taste. It is a city with a rich cultural and historical heritage. With its urban culture, local food, arts and culture scene, it achieves to be a lively city with a special atmosphere and soul.

What is Bristol best known for?

Discover things to do in Bristol born out of city’s rich cultural heritage and lively, creative spirit. Bristol has something to offer for everyone.

  • Cuisine
  • Culture
  • Nature

Bristol Cuisine

Bristol Cuisine Bubble and Squeak
Bubble and Squeak

It is a traditional dish consisting of potatoes and green vegetables. The combination of those vegetables is mashed together, fried and served along cold meats traditionally. According to some, the name of the dish is coming from the noises it makes while it is frying in the pan. It is a delight to be enjoyed during your stay in Bristol.

Bristol Culture

Bristol Culture Bristol Cathedral
Bristol Cathedral

It is the Church Of England cathedral founded in 1140 and a bigger part of it was rebuilt during the 14th century. It is one of the country’s greatest medieval churches with large, stained-glass, gothic windows and lofty, vaulted ceilings. The church is a wonder with its 90 metre height.

Bristol Culture Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

It is a pretty big museum and gallery situated about 1 km from the city centre. It has lots of dedicated collections including geology, Eastern art, Bristol history, archaeology and natural history. The art gallery contains works from all periods including both by local and international artists. The beautiful building and the collections are waiting to be seen by the visitors especially those who are into arts & culture.

Bristol Culture Cabot Tower
Cabot Tower

The 32m high tower is in Brandon Hill Park. It was built in 1897 to celebrate John Cabot’s voyage from Bristol to North America 400 years earlier. Visitors can climb via its spiral staircase and enjoy some magnificent views of the city. While you are visiting the tower, do not forget to enjoy Brandon Hill Park, the oldest park in Bristol. It has a number of gardens, a pond and a butterfly garden.

Bristol Culture Clifton Suspension Bridge
Clifton Suspension Bridge

Clifton Suspension Bridge is the city’s most famous landmark probably. The magnificent bridge is overlooking the River Avon. It was originally designed for horse-drawn traffic in 1864 and today it is open to car traffic and offers a scenic drive to visitors. The bridge is free to walk and its visitor centre is free to visit. It offers spellbinding views especially in autumn.

Bristol Nature

Bristol Nature Clifton Down
Clifton Down

It is an area of open, public space in Bristol, north of the village of Clifton. It is a part of the larger area known as the Downs with its neighbour Durdham Down. It is a massive green area helping the locals and the visitors feel away from the noise and the hustle of the crowded city centre. It must be on the holiday list of nature and sport lovers specifically.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Bristol

Is Bristol, UK worth visiting?

Yes, Bristol is worth visiting with its rich historical and cultural heritage. It is also a lively, modern city with a lot to offer.

How many days are enough for Bristol?

You should spare at least 3 days to explore the city.

What is Bristol famous for?

Bristol is most famous for its graffiti art, green spaces and Clifton Suspension Bridge.

Is Bristol a day trip from London?

Yes, you can enjoy a day trip from London to Bristol or vice versa. The train journey between these two is about 1 hour and 40 minutes.

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Transportation in Bristol

Bristol has a reliable transportation system with lots of vehicle options: Buses, metrobuses, trains, boats and taxis. It is pretty easy to travel inside the city with bus and train. There is also metrobus option, which is fairly new type of transportation for the city. It offers a faster, more frequent service with direct routes to some key destinations. Boats can be used both for sightseeing and as a great transportation option for the places along the harbourside.

Accommodation in Bristol

Bristol is packed with accommodation options for every taste, preference and budget: luxury hotels, boutique hotels, guesthouses, bed & breakfasts, lodgings, campsites etc. By making your reservation as early as possible, you probably can find exactly what you are looking for. You can enjoy the lively city centre with urban options or relax in the countryside with more rural alternatives.

Weather in Bristol

In Bristol, summers are mostly warm and partly cloudy while winters are pretty long, cold and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature varies from 3 degrees Celsius and 22 degrees Celsius. While the hottest month of the year is July, the coldest one is February.

19 C Light Rain
TODAY Oct 1, Sun
  • Oct 2, Mon 18 Overcast Clouds
  • Oct 3, Tue 15 Few Clouds
  • Oct 4, Wed 15 Broken Clouds
  • Oct 5, Thu 16 Light Rain
  • Oct 6, Fri 15 Overcast Clouds

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