Things to do in Bristol

  • The House Magicians’ Comedy Magic Show at Smoke & Mirrors in Bristol (Sat 7pm)

    The House Magicians’ Comedy Magic Show at Smoke & Mirrors in Bristol (Sat 7pm)

    Owned by local entrepreneur and magician Mark Bennett, Smoke & Mirrors Bar is located within Bristol’s theatre district. During this 85 minute comedy magic show with two of the House Magicians will have you entertained all night long. Smoke & Mirrors also always strives to offer the very best in award winning bar food, fine…

  • Bristol Airport Transfers: Bristol City to Bristol Airport BRS in Luxury Van

    Bristol Airport Transfers: Bristol City to Bristol Airport BRS in Luxury Van

    Your safety is our crew’s biggest priority. Before your journey even begins, your chauffeur completely disinfects the vehicle and places free hand sanitizer in the back seat. One of our professionally-trained drivers will greet you with a name sign in the reception of the hotel, will offer to assist with luggage and guide you to…

  • Private Bristol Arrival Transfer – Airport to Hotel / Accommodation

    Private Bristol Arrival Transfer – Airport to Hotel / Accommodation

    Get your time in Bristol off to a stress-free start with this private, one-way transfer service from Bristol Airport. Simply book before your trip, meet your driver at Bristol Airport when you land, and then sit back as you travel to your central Bristol hotel in the air-conditioned comfort of a private vehicle. This private…

  • Bristol Scavenger Hunt: A Bridge Through Time

    Bristol Scavenger Hunt: A Bridge Through Time

    Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties,…

  • Arrival Private Transfers: Bristol Airport BRS to Bristol City in Business Car

    Arrival Private Transfers: Bristol Airport BRS to Bristol City in Business Car

    Your safety is our crew’s biggest priority. Before your journey even begins, your driver completely disinfects the vehicle and places free hand sanitizer in the back seat. One of our professionally-trained drivers will greet you with a name sign in the arrivals terminal of the airport, will offer to assist with luggage and guide you…

  • Bristol Hidden Gems (Self-guided Tour & Treasure Hunt)

    Bristol Hidden Gems (Self-guided Tour & Treasure Hunt)

    Self-guided Tour & Treasure Hunt Travel App Experience- Over 100 destinations & challenges to explore- Nationwide Travel League to Win Prizes- Kid friendly & great for avoiding crowds- Start anytime you choose- 100% Free cancellation up to 24hrs beforeThe smartphone travel tool to help you discover the great outdoors & connect with the world around…

  • Self-Guided Craft Beer Tour (Explore Old Market)

    Self-Guided Craft Beer Tour (Explore Old Market)

    This mystery tour is for 2-6 adults and takes you to four great venues to enjoy seven delicious locally produced beers in, with a short walk in between. Moor Beer brewery tap room is your starting point, where you’ll be given your welcome bag. This will contain a craft beer map, pen and paper, a few snacks…

  • Bristol’s Best Brewery Taprooms: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

    Bristol’s Best Brewery Taprooms: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

    Are you looking for a way to go beer hopping in Bristol without joining a tour group? Explore at your own pace with this affordable walking tour. • Pass by seven of the city’s best taprooms and learn about the people behind them and how beer is made along the way• Hear from producer Heather…

  • Brunel Guided Tour in Bristol

    Brunel Guided Tour in Bristol

    Join our guided tour, telling the story of Brunel and how his designs have shaped our wonderful city of Bristol. By joining one of our small group tours, you will be in the safe hands of our highly trained tour guide. Who will tell the story of Bristol and Brunel, we have a number of…

  • Bristol Street Art: Banksy Graffiti Exploration Game

    Bristol Street Art: Banksy Graffiti Exploration Game

    Play a city exploration game where you search your surroundings for ways to solve fun challenges and puzzles that reveal amazing places and stories in the city center of Bristol. There is no guide involved, you just follow an app and play at your own pace.Each challenge will lead you to the next place by…

  • Super Weekend Multi-Club Pass – Bristol

    Super Weekend Multi-Club Pass – Bristol

    If you are planning a big night out in Bristol, then this VIP Nightlife Pass is a great idea! We have selected some of the best bars and nightclubs to book you into, so you don’t have to waste time researching venues or even queuing.. on the night, just go to the front of the…

  • Guided Walking InstaTour in Bristol

    Guided Walking InstaTour in Bristol

    Shoot amazing Instagrams,On Bristol’s #1 Photography Tour on TripAdvisor, you will meet a local Instagram Influencer/expert photographer who will bring you to 5-7 spots of Bristol city over 90 minutes. During the tour:- You will go you to the most Instagrammable spots of Bristol- You will be shown photography techniques- You will be taught great…

  • Bristol Cheese Crawl with Cider!

    Bristol Cheese Crawl with Cider!

    Calling all curd nerds and turophiles – yep there’s a word for your love of cheese – Bristol’s finest cheeses are being wrapped up into one 2 hour walking tour!You have not truly explored Bristol until you tour as a turophile. Get involved in Bristol’s first and grate-est cheese crawl!The crawl is 2 hours of…

  • Walk with views over Bath

    Walk with views over Bath

    Enjoy a pleasant walk from the centre of Bath through the local countryside to experience panoramic views over the city. Follow in the footsteps of Jane Austin and Charles Dickens, as you explore the Georgian streets and walk along the Kennet & Avon canal to the surrounding Bathwick fields. Along the route, enjoy sights such…

  • Departure Private Transfer Bristol to Bristol Airport BRS by Luxury Car

    Departure Private Transfer Bristol to Bristol Airport BRS by Luxury Car

    Avoid the language barrier and currency exchange when using public transportation to get from your hotel to the airport. Why spend your precious time waiting in long shuttle or taxi lines? Choose a private transfer from Bristol City and travel in style from your centrally located hotel in Bristol to Bristol Airport BRS. Your private…

  • Bristol Airport Transfers: Bristol Airport BRS to Bristol City in Business Car

    Bristol Airport Transfers: Bristol Airport BRS to Bristol City in Business Car

    Your safety is our crew’s biggest priority. Before your journey even begins, your driver completely disinfects the vehicle and places free hand sanitizer in the back seat. One of our professionally-trained drivers will greet you with a name sign in the arrivals terminal of the airport, will offer to assist with luggage and guide you…

  • Bristol Accommodation to Bristol Airport Departure Transfer

    Bristol Accommodation to Bristol Airport Departure Transfer

    Book your Private Departure Transfer from Bristol hotel or any address to Bristol Airport (BRS).Don’t go through all the hassle of waiting in a long taxi or shared shuttles queues and use our private, door to door airport transfer.Your driver will be waiting for you at a scheduled time and you will travel comfortably to…

  • 4 Days Driving Tour in Cotswold by The Romantic Road

    4 Days Driving Tour in Cotswold by The Romantic Road

    Known as one of the Great British Drives, The Romantic Road takes you on a drive through quintessentially English countryside, starting in Cheltenham.The Romantic Road allows you to explore the quintessentially British countryside on four wheels…instead of the usual two!

  • Enjoy a private day tour to Stonehenge and Bath from Southampton

    Enjoy a private day tour to Stonehenge and Bath from Southampton

    Enjoy a day journey from Southampton to Bath and Stonehenge with a private guide in a spacious air-conditional vehicle. Discover the ancient Stonehenge and explore UNESCO World Heritage City of Bath. Bath and Stonehenge, both unique and gorgeous places to visit and both full of history.The guide will meet you on arrival at Southampton Cruise…

  • Private Transfer from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Southampton City

    Private Transfer from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Southampton City

    Take the worry out of your arrival to Bristol Airport (BRS) and pre-book a private transfer to suit your group size (up to 6 people). Avoid the long lines for taxis on arrival, and travel in the comfort of a Premium car or minivan.

  • Bristol’s Brilliant Pubs: A Self-Guided GPS Audio Tour of the Old City

    Bristol’s Brilliant Pubs: A Self-Guided GPS Audio Tour of the Old City

    Explore the oldest parts of Bristol with a passionate local city guide who’ll show you the best places to grab a beer and a bite to eat.On this self-guided GPS audio tour, you’ll walk through the oldest parts of Bristol, explore various markets, relax in a park and pass through the last remaining city gate.…

  • The best of Bristol walking tour

    The best of Bristol walking tour

    Bristol is a diverse, innovative and vibrant multi-cultural city. It is a also very environmentally friendly, green and very artistic. Do you know that Bristol is a UNESCO City of Film? Bristol is known as the UK’s most productive tech cluster. This city is full of mysteries. Do you know that Bristol is the world’s…

  • Bristol Balloon Fiesta Champagne Flight from Bristol

    Bristol Balloon Fiesta Champagne Flight from Bristol

    Take to the skies for a Champagne Balloon Flight, locations TBC. Fly in a mass ascent with over 50-60 hot air balloons at the Bristol International Balloon Festival 12-15th August 2021.Due to the latest government announcement and the delay of fully easing lockdown, it is too much of a risk for the Bristol Balloon Fiesta…

  • Farm Experience inc Alpaca Walking

    Farm Experience inc Alpaca Walking

    we are a family run small farm which offers alpaca walking and other animal feeding opportunities. Great for all ages

  • Departure Private Transfer Bristol to Bristol Airport BRS by Business Car

    Departure Private Transfer Bristol to Bristol Airport BRS by Business Car

    Avoid the language barrier and currency exchange when using public transportation to get from your hotel to the airport. Why spend your precious time waiting in long shuttle or taxi lines? Choose a private transfer from Bristol City and travel in style from your centrally located hotel in Bristol to Bristol Airport BRS. Your private…


All about Bristol

When to visit

Summertime (June–August) is peak tourist season in Bristol, and with good reason—the weather is usually warm and sunny, and the city hosts a stellar lineup of festivals. Bristol Harbour Festival (July) honors the city’s maritime heritage with music, dance, food stalls, and ships; Bristol International Balloon Fiesta (August) is one of Europe’s biggest hot air balloon events; and Bristol Pride (July) celebrates the city’s LGBTQ+ community.

Getting around

You can get around most areas of Bristol using its First Bus services. Either cash or contactless payments are accepted when boarding. The city has two train stations—Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway—as well as a ferry service that operates between Bristol Temple Meads and the city center. On top of this, the city is bicycle-friendly, and its compact center makes it a great place to explore on foot.

Traveler tips

Bristol is a great city for cocktail fans, as it has a thriving underground speakeasy scene. For a dimly lit Prohibition era–themed venue, check out Hyde and Co, which is located just off the Clifton Triangle. Alternatively, bookworms will enjoy the atmosphere of The Library on St Nicholas Street, which is entered by ringing a bell and then walking through a secret bookcase door.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is Bristol known for?

Bristol is known for its arts, culture, and nightlife. It’s also known for the Clifton Suspension Bridge, which was built over the River Avon back in 1864, as well as the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, which houses one of the finest collections of art in southwestern England.

How do I spend a weekend in Bristol?

With a full weekend in Bristol, you’ll have enough time to walk across the Clifton Suspension Bridge and check out the nearby Camera Obscura. See Banksy’s art at the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and visit the Brunel’s SS Great Britain, once the largest passenger ship in the world.

Is Bristol or Bath better to visit?

Bath and Bristol each offer unique selling points. If you’re looking for history and beautiful architecture, you may prefer Bath, though you’ll get better value for your money in Bristol, which is larger and more affordable. Bristol also tops Bath in terms of nightlife options.

What is the nicest area in Bristol?

The wealthy Clifton neighborhood is perhaps the nicest area of Bristol, featuring beautiful old townhouses, many with views of the Clifton Suspension Bridge and the River Avon. This area is also home to many of Bristol’s best restaurants and boutiques.

Is Bristol in England or Wales?

Bristol is in England’s West Country, just across the River Severn from Wales. Getting to Wales is an easy drive from Bristol on the M4 motorway, and the Welsh capital of Cardiff is less than an hour away by train.

Is Bristol worth visiting?

Yes, Bristol is absolutely worth visiting. It gets fewer tourists than Bath, but still offers plenty of fantastic architecture, particularly in the charming Clifton area. The nightlife is also fantastic, and the city is home to a few great museums, notably the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and Brunel’s SS Great Britain.