Attractions in Bristol and Places to Visit
There are so many Attractions in Bristol to visit. The city of Bristol is a port, built on sea trade and an ideal place to get to grips with the city is the revamped harborside. Berthed and lovingly preserved in the Great Western Dockyard where she was built, Isambard Kingdom Brunel's magnificent ocean-going steamship is a gleaming embodiment of the city's seafaring past. Visitors can stride the decks, explore the luxury first-class cabins and peer into the rather more cramped cooks' galley.
Return to the golden age when steamships were the fastest way to travel the world! A visit to Brunel's SS Great Britain, can take you back to those heady days. Hear the story of Captain Gray, and relive the epic salvage operation known as the "Incredible Journey".
Bristol's most iconic attraction is Brunel's wonderful Clifton Suspension Bridge, which has spanned the Avon Gorge for 150 years. You can simply marvel at the spectacular views of, and from, this famous structure, or if you want to find out more, there's a Visitor Centre open daily, or free guided tours at weekends and bank holidays. You'll get great views of the bridge from Clifton village, and a great view from below at Cumberland Basin.
For one of the best views of the city and beyond, climb up to the top of Brandon Hill and scramble up the spiral stairs of the city's iconic Cabot Tower. Reopened to the public three years ago, the tower was originally built in 1897 to commemorate Italian John Cabot's expedition from Bristol to North America 400 years earlier. Get your breath back afterwards with an amble around the surrounding parkland and nature reserve or a snooze in the adjacent wildflower meadow.
We The Curious - At-Bristol
With hundreds of hands-on exhibits to explore, live shows and the UK's first 3D Planetarium, At-Bristol is one of the UK’s most exciting interactive science centres. Previously voted Visitor..
Inside this walled area are a series of very large greenhouses, some dating back to Victorian times and originally used as the Estate's main source of fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs.
Brandon Hill nature reserve is over 30 years old! Avon Wildlife Trust, partnered with Bristol City Council to transform five acres of urban parkland on Brandon Hill into a haven for wildlife.
Bristol Harbour covers an area of 70 acres (28.3 ha). It has existed since the 13th century, was developed into its current form in the early 19th century by installing lock gates on a tidal stretch of the River Avon.
The Bristol Hippodrome is one of the country's top provincial theatres which continues to stage major West End and Broadway productions including the best in opera, ballet, dance, comedy, family entertainment and children's shows.
The tower was built in the 1890s to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the journey of John Cabot from Bristol to land which later became Canada. Public access to the viewing platforms at the top of the tower was suspended from 2007 to 2011 for repairs.
Discover what a Bristol sugar plantation and slave owner’s home might have looked like around 1790. Eleven rooms spread over four floors reveal what life was like above and below stairs...
Glenside Hospital Museum is located in Bristol within the grounds of the old hospital, a Grade II listed building. The Museum is open free to the public every Wednesday and Saturday morning...
Kings Weston House
Kings Weston House is a Grade 1 listed building that was completed in 1719 and designed by Sir John Vanbrugh, who also designed Blenheim Palace.
Brunel's SS Great Britain
SS Great Britain is a museum ship and former passenger steamship, which was advanced for her time. She was the longest passenger ship in the world from 1845 to 1854. ..
Clifton Suspension Bridge
Cabot Tower is a tower in Bristol, England, situated The Clifton Suspension Bridge, spanning the picturesque Avon Gorge, is the symbol of the city of Bristol. For almost 150 years...
Royal West of England Academy
The Academy was the first art gallery in Bristol. Its foundation was financed by a bequest of £2,000 in the will of Ellen Sharples in 1849, and a group of artists in Bristol, known as the Bristol Society of Artists
Church of St John the Baptist, Bristol
The church was built in the 14th century (and heavily modified in the 19th century) with the tower and steeple over St John's Gate, the last remaining city gateway. The church is very narrow..
Clifton cathedral was built to replace the previous diocesan seat of Pro-Cathedral of the Holy Apostles in Bristol (1850-1973). The pro-cathedral had a history of problematic construction work.
Temple Church, Bristol
Temple Church is a ruined church in Redcliffe, Bristol, England, that was founded in the mid-12th century by Robert of Gloucester and the Knights Templar.
St Mary Redcliffe
This parish church has stood for over 800 years as a witness to the beauty and welcome of God, the skills and talents of craftsmen and women, and the care and faithfulness of...
Red Lodge Museum
What secrets lie behind the bright red door? Step inside the TARDIS and experience more than 400 years of history in the museum where you feel you have left the modern world behind.
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Pump House, Bristol
It was built around 1870 by Thomas Howard as a Hydraulic Pumping House to provide power to the bridges and machines of Bristol Harbour. It was replaced by the current Hydraulic engine...