Welcome to Bristol! The unofficial Capital of the South West has an independent spirit and a great sense of fun. You’ll find lots to make you smile here, from street art tours and music festivals to night markets and boat bars. Then of course there’s the city’s iconic attractions - engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s ss Great Britain and the Clifton Suspension Bridge – and world-famous events – the International Balloon Fiesta and Bristol Harbour Festival. Oh, and have you met Pirate Pete?

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Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s Bristol

Take a walk over Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s Clifton Suspension Bridge – as striking today as it was on its completion in 1864 – there are spectacular views down the Avon Gorge that links Bristol with the sea.

Suspension Bridge Road, Bristol

The Red Lodge

Impressive building from the 16th century with Bristol’s only surviving Elizabethan domestic oak panelling. With original stucco and a great garden in Tudor style.

Park Row, Bristol

Bells Diner

According to some critics, this restaurant delivers ’envelope-pushing’ contemporary British cuisine, inspired by such avant-garde restaurants as El Bulli and The Fat Duck.

1-3 York Road, Montpelier, Bristol BS6 5QB

River Station

An award-winning conversion of a former police station, situated on the waterfront with views over the old docks. Good for either a business lunch in a beautiful atmosphere, or for meeting friends over dinner.

The Grove, Harbourside, Bristol BS1 4RB

Cabot Circus

Shopping – Bristol is a shopper’s paradise! From the opening of Cabot Circus, the city’s £500 million shopping and leisure quarter, complete with designer stores such as Harvey Nichols through to Classy Clifton and lively Whiteladies Road, filled with independent shops, galleries, boutiques and antiques for the individual and the unusual.

Glass House, Bristol BS1 3AU


It takes 30 minutes to get to Bristol International Airport by train or bus. The train leaves every 20 minutes from Bristol Temple Meads. The Bristol International Flyer bus runs every half an hour between Bristol Temple Meads, Bristol Bus station, Bedminster, Bridgewater Road and Bristol Airport. Tickets can be bought from the bus driver or booked online at:

Public transport

First City Line Buses is the easiest way of getting around the city. Buses starts operating around 5.30 and stops from 23.00-00.30. +44 871 200 2233 A popular way of seeing Bristol is by ferry or on the River Avon. You can get multi-stop tickets, round trips, regular tickets and family passes. Please visit the Bristol Ferry Boat Company’s website for more information about routes and prices.