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Overview

Forward-thinking and historic all at once, Bristol’s one of the UK’s most exciting cities. Elegant pastel-coloured townhouses, a vibrant harbourside and bright street art create a lovely backdrop for exploring. But it’s the creative, innovative spirit of the city that really sets it apart.

Language

English

Currency

Pound (£)

Time zone

GMT

Beer

£4.40

Set meal for two

£50

3-day unlimited bus pass

£18

Brunel’s best bits

Isambard Kingdom Brunel, 19th-century engineer and hero of the Industrial Revolution, left some of his magic here in Bristol. Wander across the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge, spanning the Avon Gorge, before visiting the SS Great Britain down at the docks. This historically important steamship gives an interactive and engaging glimpse back in time.

Culture-stuffed creative scene

Spy works from the city’s son, Banksy, dotted throughout the streets, along with other colourful murals. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, swing by the harbourside, where independent restaurants and bars dominate the postcode. Cargo’s the place for street food, while The Bristol Hotel offers waterside dining.

Close by countryside

It’s not just city life you can experience in Bristol. Rolling hills are within easy reach, whichever direction you head in. Set off north-east for the quintessential villages and outstanding pubs of the Cotswolds. Love walking? Head south to Somerset to amble among the dramatic gorges and flower-filled meadows of the Mendip Hills.

Bristol climate

6

Jan

5

Feb

8

Mar

10

Apr

13

May

16

Jun

18

Jul

18

Aug

15

Sep

13

Oct

8

Nov

7

Dec