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Things to do in Bristol

With picturesque views, innovative architecture and a beautiful harbour Bristol is the ultimate spot. Whether it's a day-trip, a romantic weekend or a hen-do this Wowcher guide has got you covered.

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10 Best Bristol Attractions

With its amazing energy, welcoming people and beautiful waterfronts, Bristol's possibilities are endless. Whether you are looking for history, art, theatre, music, science there is an attraction waiting to amaze and inspire. If nature is for you, try the Botanic Gardens or Bristol Zoo. With plants and animals for all to see, from lions and tigers to flowers and bees. Or turn back the clock and go back in time, and visit Berkley Castle with its 860 year timeline. Then take to the sea, discover the SS Great Britain from 1853. If stage and screen are more to your taste, get to the Bristol Old Vic with no time to waste. You could go and see a film instead, with the independent film programme at the Watershed. If the outer beyond is more your pace, why not try the museum of Aerospace? And we must say the Museum of Bristol Blue Glass, is really one you do not want to pass. An activity aimed for only the brave, an inland-surfing spot called The Wave. And if you really want to see Bristol under the knife, check out The Museum of Somerset Rural Life.

Things To Do In Bristol For Free

They say money can't buy happiness, and with these amazing attractions, it turns out that free admission does! Visit Bristol Cathedral located in the West part of the city, and has stood there since 1140! Afterwards you can pop over the road to Queen Square, a popular stop for locals and tourists a like to sit, relax and unwind. Or venture ten minutes out of the city to The Ashton Court Estate hoe to the Smyth family with 850 acres of woodlands. With a golf course, mountain biking, disc golf and even a hot air balloon it is a great place for those who are seeking some adventure during their trip.

Cool, Hidden & Unusual Things To Do In Bristol

Come off the beaten track and discover the fun and quirky side of Bristol with its street art, colourful community and beautiful skies. The birth place of Banksy, Bristol is famous for its street art. Banksy Bristol Trail by Cactus Apps is the perfect way to go on your own personal tour of both is current and formative pieces from the 80s and 90s. Bristol is also home to a buzzing LGBTQ+ community with two award-winning gay districts; Frogmore Street and Old Market. Head here for an eclectic mix of bars and pubs that put a number of great nights throughout the week including Drag nights and 'Glitzy Girlz'. Perhaps Bristol's worst kept secret is its hot air balloon culture. There are a variety of companies including Bailey Balloons and Elite Air UK that offer rides for couples and group, so you can soar above Bristol and see the city from a different perspective!