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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.

Church
“One of the most exquisite cathedrals in England. The cathedral's facade is iconic of Somerset. Wells cathedral is an absolute must see for fine architecture and cultural appreciation. ”
  • 63 locals recommend
Park
“For a tree themed adventure the arboretum offers a tranquil escape. Boasting 2,500 different species from the far corners of the globe, traverse the Tree Top Walkway, wander a seasonal trail or look for the Gruffalo in the deep dark woods.”
  • 84 locals recommend
Zoo
“Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, is a zoo in Paignton, Devon, England, which was opened to the public in 1923. The zoo is part of South West Environmental Parks Ltd which is owned by the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust (WWCT). It is a combined zoo and botanic garden that welcomes over half a million visitors a year. WWCT also runs Living Coasts in Torquay, Devon and Newquay Zoo in Newquay, Cornwall. All three are registered charities. Paignton Zoo has a collection of about 2,000 animals representing nearly 300 species. It also cultivates about 1,600 different species of plant. It currently employs over 100 permanent staff and an additional 120 seasonally. A registered educational and scientific charity, Paignton Zoo is committed to the highest standards of animal husbandry and welfare, to scientific research, education and the breeding and conservation of rare and endangered animal and plant species. Paignton Zoo was one of the earliest combined zoological and botanical gardens in Britain and the first that was opened with education as its mission. Paignton Zoo was, based on visitor feedback, named by TripAdvisor as the third best zoo in the UK and ninth best zoo in Europe in 2014.”
  • 47 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
Zoo
“Super day out visiting various monkeys and apes that have been rescued and rehoused. Take along your odd socks for the monkeys to play with. ”
  • 64 locals recommend
Zoo
“Bristol Zoo is a very good one and is well worth considering if you’re planning a day in NW Bristol. ”
  • 53 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.”
  • 38 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Racecourse
“Cheltenham, the jewel in Jump racing's crown, plays host to the best jumping action in the world from 350 spectacular acres in the lee of the beautiful Cotswold hills. Whether you're here on a crisp bright October day or a balmy evening in May, you'll feel that unmistakeable Cheltenham magic. The racing, the setting, the tradition and history, the shared sense of enjoyment all combine to give everyone, from those sampling the finest hospitality to the racegoers on the course, an experience they'll never forget.”
  • 73 locals recommend
History Museum
“This is a great day out somewhere to visit for sure! Great for individuals and families. ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“5* Great all year round. We went at Christmas for the festival of lights which was brilliant. Driving your car through the monkeys and lions is a fab experience.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Enjoy a day out in Plymouth and visit the historic Barbican area with its many bars, cafes and restaurants. Visit The Plymouth gin distillery situated here on the Barbican. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
  • 3 Experiences
Theater
“I go and see the welsh national opera there. But there’s much more going on. Just check the website. You can Get cheap tickets for an amazing experience ”
  • 51 locals recommend
Farm
“Great family day out with lots of amazing animals to see, indoor and outdoor play areas and the indoor fun fair ...make it a good one for a treat.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Castle
“Located in the heart of the Cotswolds, Sudeley Castle & Gardens has played an important role in England’s history for over 1,000 years. Rated amongst the top attractions on TripAdvisor for ‘Things to Do in the Cotswolds’, the castle rooms and exhibits contain many fascinating treasures, from ancient Roman times to the present day. Outside, the castle is surrounded by a breathtaking 1,200 acre estate and ten award-winning gardens. The centrepiece is the Queens Garden, so named because four of England’s queens – Anne Boleyn, Katherine Parr, Lady Jane Grey and Elizabeth I – once walked upon the original Tudor Parterre. All-year-round activities and events.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Church
“A beautiful building in the heart of Exeter. Also well worth a mention are the guided Red Coat walking tours in Exeter (free) to learn about the history of this ancient city.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Bay
“This is a place I never get bored of. Come rain or shine this incredible natural landmark is one not to miss. I would recommend visiting the information centre and taking the short hike over to Durdle Door. ”
  • 75 locals recommend
  • 5 Experiences