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Best things to do in Bristol

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

History Museum
“Social history summed up in an extraordinary piece of visionary engineering”
97 locals recommend
History Museum
“It's free and has a couple of Banksys and allsorts. An esoteric mix of art and fascinating stuff!”
68 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Situated in the centre of beautiful historic Bristol - all the stores, lots of independents, some areas undercover.”
64 locals recommend
Bridge
“The Clifton Suspension Bridge, spanning the picturesque Avon Gorge, is the symbol of the city of Bristol. For almost 150 years this Grade I listed structure has attracted visitors from all over the world.”
79 locals recommend
Zoo
“Bristol Zoo is a very good one and is well worth considering if you’re planning a day in NW Bristol. ”
52 locals recommend
Bridge
“The Clifton Suspension Bridge, spanning the picturesque Avon Gorge, is the symbol of the city of Bristol. For almost 150 years this Grade I listed structure has attracted visitors from all over the world.”
34 locals recommend
Museum
“One of Bristol’s leading museum-venues with live performance pieces, the foodie hub to the right at Gaol Ferry Steps is also well worth exploring. ”
73 locals recommend
Establishment
“High over the River Avon, the suspension bridge is a work of art and synonymous with Bristol. Walk or drive over the bridge and enjoy the views.”
55 locals recommend
Art Gallery
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“On the harbourside and excellent for events, exhibitions and performances, well worth seeing what's on, Bristol 24/7 online can be good for this.”
56 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Shopping, restaurants, cafes, a cinema and mini golf - everything you need if you find yourself with a rainy afternoon.”
38 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theater
“This is a Bristol icon and destination in its own right, excellent cafe, independent cinema and landmark for discovering the second part of the harbourside. The first is by Bristol Bridge. This is near the Bristol Hippodrome and takes you round to Millennium Square.”
51 locals recommend
Theater
“Our largest theatre venue, the Hippodrome is the place for musicals and West End shows.”
25 locals recommend
Bar
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“Canteen-style bar and terrace next to a Banksy mural with free live music and locally sourced food.”
59 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
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“Originally part of the grounds of Leigh Court now open to the public. Range of walks from very easy to really quite strenuous depending on fittnes ”
21 locals recommend
Cafe
“Ashton Court is a country park and mansion house with 850 acres of woodland and grassland to explore. Rolling countryside and well maintained paths make it perfect for a longer stroll. Definitely worth a visit for deer spotting and beautiful views of the city. Best accessed by car, only 15 mins drive from Paintworks.”
24 locals recommend
Park
“A quiet sanctuary hidden within bustling central Bristol. Bring monkey nuts to feed the friendly tame squirrels, eat al fresco whilst enjoying the view. Climb Brandon Hill tower and enjoy a 360º view of Bristol and beyond. Free.”
40 locals recommend