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Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge. Largely flattened by the bombings of World War II, Bristol went through gradual regeneration, slowly becoming one of the country’s most attractive cities, noted for a thriving nightlife scene. Often overlooked by passing travelers, Bristol provides an excellent base for exploring the West Country, offering relatively inexpensive accommodations and a huge choice of bars, restaurants, and shops. One of the most culturally vibrant cities in this part of England, Bristol hosts a wide range of festivals throughout the year. Be sure to visit the docks at the old city center, recently rejuvenated as a hub of the region’s cultural and creative activity. Use our United Kingdom trip itinerary maker website to plan your trip to Bristol and other destinations in United Kingdom.
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Popular things to do in Bristol

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Specialty Museum
Brunel's SS Great Britain
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Duration: 2 hours
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Bridge
Clifton Suspension Bridge
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Duration: 1 hour
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Religious Site
St Mary Redcliffe Church
4.7
Duration: 1 hour
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Religious Site
Bristol Cathedral
4.6
Duration: 1 hour

Side trips from Bristol

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History Museum
The Roman Baths Bath
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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World heritage site
Stonehenge Amesbury
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Castle
Warwick Castle Warwick
3.8
Duration: 3 hours
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Outdoor Activity
The Cotswold Range Somerford Keynes
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Bristol

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Architectural Building
Wills Memorial Building
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Observation Deck
Cabot Tower
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Duration: 2 hours
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Pier / Boardwalk
Bristol City Docks
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Bristol

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Specialty Museum
M Shed
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
Oakham Treasures
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Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
The Georgian House Museum
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Duration: 2 hours
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Art Gallery
Upfest
4.8
Duration: 4 hours

Historic Sites in Bristol

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Cemetery
Arnos Vale Cemetery
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Ruin
Dolebury Warren
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Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
Blaise Hamlet
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Duration: 2 hours
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Religious Site
John Wesley's Chapel & New Room Museum
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Bristol

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Gift & Specialty Shop
The Clifton Cellars
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Bristol Blue Glass Bedminster
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Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Otomi
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Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Bristol Blue Glass
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes

Where to stay in Bristol

Providing a convenient base from which to explore the West Country, Bristol offers relatively inexpensive lodging options, including boutique hotels, small B&Bs, and trendy self-catering apartments. Consider staying in the old town center, conveniently located close to Bristol's main road and rail networks. Options here range from modern hotels to vintage guesthouses, often featuring sunny courtyards.
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