Bristol has enjoyed a rich and eventful past, and many parts of the city are much as they were hundreds of years ago. From medieval town to cutting-edge cultural city, Bristol continues to move forward and lead the way in its own unique style. Below are some of the best things to see, do and experience in Bristol, ideal for those who are interested in anything and everything from ancient history to the arts and modern culture.
• Brunel’s ss Great Britain - Take a trip back through time as you explore the authentically-restored decks of Brunel’s great propeller-driven ship. • City Museum & Art Gallery - Enjoy free entry to this impressive city museum and art gallery containing ancient artefacts, precious works of art and an ever-changing schedule of events and exhibitions.
• Clifton Suspension Bridge - Enjoy an entertaining free guided tour of Bristol’s most famous landmark and take in the incredible views of the Avon Gorge and the sprawling city beyond.
• Cabot Tower – Towering 105 feet above the city, this impressive monument was built in 1897 to commemorate John Cabot's voyage from Bristol.
• Old City - Explore the narrow cobbled streets and magnificent buildings of Bristol's original old town. Don't miss the Llandoger Trow on King Street or the Corn Exchange in Bristol's old financial quarter. • Arnos Vale Cemetery – A historic cemetery featuring 45 acres of beautiful landscape, which is home to the graves of hundreds of famous social reformers, celebrities, religious pioneers, nautical and military heroes.
Castles and Stately Homes
• Berkeley Castle – Explore over 900 years of history at this impeccably-preserved medieval fortress.
• Tyntesfield National Trust - Wander the sympathetically-restored rooms of this Victorian country mansion and explore the stunning grounds and gardens of the estate.
• Blaise Castle Estate – Wander the splendid grounds and