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Today to Fri 12 Jul, By Distance closest first.

Lost Memories

Lost Memories is a multi-screen video installation that draws on screenwriter Gary Thomas’ experience of being a carer... See more >
St Anne’s House, Brislington, Bristol BS4 4AB
Today, Sun 16 Jun

Summer Festival

EIGHT PLAYS, FOUR WEEKS, ONE VENUE. The graduating students of Bristol Old Vic Theatre School return to The..... See more >
The Wardrobe Theatre, The Old Market Assembly, 25 West Street, Old Market, Bristol BS2 0DF
Today, Sun 16 Jun, Thu 20 Jun to Sat 22 Jun

SS Great Britain Summer Lates Series

This summer our Lates Series returns for 2024 with four dockyard gigs scheduled from 27 June. Watch our dockyard..... See more >
Brunel’s SS Great Britain Great Western Dockyard Gas Ferry Road Bristol England United Kingdom BS1 6TY
Thu 27 Jun, Thu 4 Jul, Thu 25 Jul, Thu 1 Aug

Bristol Artist’s Book Event at Bower Ashton

Bristol Artist’s Book Event at Bower Ashton Bristol Artist’s Book Event at Bower Ashton will take place over the weekend of 29th and 30th June 2024, 11am - 5pm... See more >
UWE Bristol, Bower Ashton Studios, Kennel Lodge Road, Bristol BS3 2JT
Sat 29 Jun and Sun 30 Jun

University of Bristol Botanic Garden - Open Garden for NGS

University of Bristol Botanic Garden - Open Garden for NGS Exciting and contemporary award winning Botanic Garden with dramatic displays illustrating collections of Mediterranean... See more >
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, Bristol BS9 1JG
Sun 7 Jul

FREE taster session with the Bristol Rock Choir

Are you looking to find a local choir to join? The Bristol Rock Choir is led by vocal coach Alex Hawker... See more >
BAWA Healthcare & Leisure, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, , Avon BS34 7RF
Tue 25 Jun

Penny Brohn UK - Open Garden for NGS

Penny Brohn UK - Open Garden for NGS 3½ acre tranquil garden surrounds Georgian mansion with many mature trees, wildflower meadow, flower garden and cedar... See more >
Penny Brohn UK, Pill BS20 0HH
Sun 16 Jun

Midsummer Barn Dance

A proper Barn Dance in a real Barn! Gloucestershire band Sargent’s Mess will provide the rousing traditional tunes and..... See more >
Winterbourne Medieval Barn, Church Lane, Winterbourne BS36 1SE
Sat 22 Jun

The Old Rectory, Doynton - Open Garden for NGS

The Old Rectory, Doynton - Open Garden for NGS Doynton's Grade II listed Georgian Rectory's walled garden and extended 15 acre estate. Renovated over 12..... See more >
The Old Rectory, Doynton, Bristol BS30 5SY
Sat 22 Jun

Bristol Inflatable 5km

Get ready to bounce your way through The World's BIGGEST and most EPIC Inflatable 5K Obstacle Course!... See more >
North Somerset Showground, Bristol Rd, Bristol BS48 1NF
Sat 6 Jul

165 Newbridge Hill - Open Garden for NGS

165 Newbridge Hill - Open Garden for NGS Incorporating Sculpture to Enhance a Garden at its June opening this south facing garden on the edge of the city has... See more >
165 Newbridge Hill, Bath BA1 3PX
Sat 29 Jun and Sun 30 Jun

Special Plants - Open Garden for NGS

Special Plants - Open Garden for NGS Architect-designed ¾ acre hillside garden with stunning views. Started autumn 1996. Exotic plants. Gravel gardens for..... See more >
Special Plants, Chippenham SN14 8LA
Thu 20 Jun, Thu 18 Jul, Thu 15 Aug

Trafalgar House - Open Garden for NGS

Trafalgar House - Open Garden for NGS Our garden is a plantsmans garden, with a background of topiary. My gardener and I have worked the last six years with..... See more >
Trafalgar House, Bath BA1 2UW
Tue 25 Jun

Argyle String Orchestra Summer Concert

Experience great symphonic statements and thrilling dance music from Bath’s oldest orchestra. The Argyle String..... See more >
St Bart’s Church, 1 King Edward Road, Oldfield Park, Bath BA2 3PB
Thu 20 Jun

Bandstand Concert

Midsomer norton and Radstock Silver Band will be performing a bandstand concert at the iconic grade II listed Parade... See more >
Parade Gardens Grand Parade Bath BA2 4DF
Sun 7 Jul
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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!