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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
History Museum
“Historic passenger steam ship, advanced for her time. Once the longest passenger ship in the world, taking passengers from Bristol to New York. Fully restored and in dry dock.”
  • 101 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
History Museum
“It's free and has a couple of Banksys and allsorts. An esoteric mix of art and fascinating stuff!”
  • 68 locals recommend
Zoo
“Discover over 400 species of exotic and endangered animals from across the globe at Bristol Zoo Gardens”
  • 54 locals recommend
Museum
“a lovely art space on the harbourside. lots of other places to eat and drink around the gallery as well.”
  • 75 locals recommend
Bridge
“The Clifton Suspension Bridge’s spectacular setting on the cliffs of the Avon Gorge has made it the defining symbol of Bristol, drawing thousands of visitors a year just to stroll across for views of the ancient Avon Gorge, elegant Clifton and the magnificent city beyond.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Art Gallery
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“An international art gallery with a programme of contemporary art exhibitions, artist's performance, music and dance events, poetry and book readings, talks, lectures and cinema. There is also a specialist art bookshop and a café bar.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Landmark
“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
Shopping Mall
“Shopping, restaurants, cafes, a cinema and mini golf - everything you need if you find yourself with a rainy afternoon.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theater
“Cultural cinema, go early and grab something to eat and drink in their cafe/bar.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Theater
“Our largest theatre venue, the Hippodrome is the place for musicals and West End shows.”
  • 26 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.”
  • 60 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.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Cabot tower is worth a visit for its spectacular view over the city centre.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Lodging
“A real gem, with a huge range of food options and market stalls. Definitely worth a visit”
  • 36 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Shopping Mall
“Situated in the centre of beautiful historic Bristol - all the stores, lots of independents, some areas undercover.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Bar
“Rustic cafe/bar serving global tapas with an ethical spin, made using local and organic ingredients.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Spa
“This makes an evening in Bristol. It’s also a delight in the day, incredible food that doesn’t cost the earth, the swim + eat packages are v good. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
“The One-Stop Thali is a trendy award-winning restaurant with a tasty and small menu of Indian food, including veggie and vegan options. It has a café/coffee-shop vibe and is popular with mums with pre-school kids in the morning and at lunchtime, and couples and groups of friends in the evening. They also have a small range of beer and wine, although it's not really a place to go for just a drink.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is bristol’s no.1 plush place to eat, one fun option could be afternoon tea with a walk to the Suspension Bridge before or after. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Theater
“Well worth a visit, even to have some food or a drink. It has just been sympathetically refurbished, and is one of the country's oldest theatres. It's refurbishment has won awards. See a show, even better!”
  • 28 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Award-winning restaurant in converted houses offering open kitchen with small plates of beautifully cooked food. Great wine list. Record player playing 70's tunes. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
“This is a brilliant Indian restaurant serving up tasty curries. They have an option to sit in or take-away in their tiffins! With a variety of craft beers available to wash it down, they have some great cooking techniques similar to ones used in India for true authentic taste Walking time - 10 minutes ”
  • 27 locals recommend

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