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Places to Visit In and Around Bristol

Blaise Hamlet

National Trust property: Blaise Hamlet - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details. more >
Henbury, BS10 7QY

Leigh Woods

National Trust property: Leigh Woods - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details. more >
Leigh Woods, near ST555730


National Trust property: Tyntesfield - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details. more >
Wraxall, Bristol, BS48 1NX

Westbury College Gatehouse

National Trust property: Westbury College Gatehouse - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details. more >
College Road, Westbury-on-Trym, BS9 3EH

St Luke's Church, Church Street (off Queen Ann Road), Barton Hill

St Luke's is an informal friendly Anglican church in the heart of urban Bristol. Regular Church services are every Sunday morning at 11am,..... more >
St Luke’s Church, Church Street (off Queen Ann Road), Barton Hill, Bristol BS5 9FB

The Wave

Whatever your age, fitness, learning or physical ability, we’ll help you to get the most out of your surfing and your time at The Wave in... more >
The Wave Washingpool Farm Easter Compton BS35 5RE

Winterbourne Medieval Barn

Winterbourne Medieval Barn, built in 1342 by Thomas de Bradeston, is a unique surviving example of a great medieval Barn built by a gentry family... more >
Church Lane, Winterbourne, South Glos BS36 1SE

Bethesda Methodist Church, Redfield, Bristol

Bethesda Methodist Church is located on the corner of Church Road and Avonvale Road, Redfield. (We are just opposite St Peter’s Hospice Charity..... more >
Bethesda Methodist Church, Church Road, Redfield, Bristol BS5 9HH

Things to do around Bristol

Bristol, a vibrant city in the southwest of England, offers a plethora of activities for a memorable day out. Whether you're interested in history, outdoor adventures, or cultural experiences, Bristol has something to suit every taste. Let's explore some of the best things to do in Bristol:

1. Clifton Suspension Bridge:
- Start your day by visiting the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge. Designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, this 75-meter-high bridge spans the Avon Gorge and offers breathtaking views of the city and the River Avon. Take a leisurely walk across the bridge and admire its engineering marvel.

2. Explore Clifton Village:
- After crossing the bridge, explore the charming Clifton Village. Wander through its cobbled streets, boutique shops, and historic buildings. Stop for a coffee or indulge in some retail therapy.

3. Bristol Museum and Art Gallery:
- Immerse yourself in art and history at the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. Explore its diverse collections, including ancient artifacts, fine art, and natural history exhibits. Don't miss the Egyptian mummies and the stunning Edwardian architecture.

4. Harbourside Walk:
- Take a leisurely stroll along the Harbourside. Admire the colorful boats, street art, and historic warehouses. Visit the M Shed, a museum showcasing Bristol's maritime heritage and industrial past.

5. SS Great Britain:
- Step aboard the SS Great Britain, Brunel's famous steamship. Explore its decks, cabins, and engine rooms. Learn about its fascinating history as the world's first ocean-going iron ship.

6. Bristol Zoo Gardens:
- If you're traveling with family, visit the Bristol Zoo Gardens. Discover a wide variety of animals, from lemurs to lions. The zoo also focuses on conservation and education.

7. Street Art Tour in Stokes Croft:
- Bristol is renowned for its street art. Join a guided tour in Stokes Croft, where you'll find vibrant murals, graffiti, and political statements. Learn about famous artists like Banksy and their impact on the city.

8. Lunch at St. Nicholas Market:
- Head to St. Nicholas Market for a diverse culinary experience. Sample international cuisine, from falafel wraps to Caribbean jerk chicken. The market also hosts craft stalls and vintage shops.

9. Bristol Cathedral:
- Visit the Bristol Cathedral, a stunning Gothic masterpiece. Admire its intricate stained glass windows, medieval architecture, and peaceful cloisters. Attend a choral evensong if you can.

10. Brunel's Other Projects:
- Explore other Brunel-designed landmarks, such as the SS Great Britain, Bristol Temple Meads Station, and the Clifton Observatory. Brunel's influence is woven into the fabric of Bristol.

Remember to check opening hours and any booking requirements for these attractions. Whether you're interested in history, art, or simply enjoying the city's vibrant atmosphere, Bristol promises an unforgettable day out!