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64 Best Bristol Attractions Every Tourist Must See

On the edge of the River Avon, Bristol sits quietly rising from the ashes. Once an overlooked town known best for its heavy focus on industry, Bristol is now home to innovative architecture, creative minds and forward-thinking people. It also hosts the incredible Clifton suspension bridge that towers over the waters of the River Avon, just a single example of Bristol’s bright ideas. Art lovers might also be interested to know that Banksy cropped up from Bristol, leaving a trail of provocative street art behind him.

 

64 Most Popular Attractions in Bristol

1. Underfall Yard

  • Free
  • 0117 929 3250
  • Underfall Yard, Cumberland Road, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Daily 10am-5pm

2. Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park

  • Adult £5-£8.50 Child £5.50-£9
  • +44 117 986 4929
  • Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park., Pixash Lane, Keynsham, United Kingdom
  • Tue-Sun 10am-6pm

3. Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

  • Free
  • +44 117 922 3571
  • Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Road, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Tue-Sun 10am-5pm
  • 2

4. Hang Fire

  • Free
  • 4401173293553
  • HANGFIRE, North Street, Bedminster, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Thu-Sun 12pm-5pm

5. Lime Tree Gallery

  • Free
  • +44 117 929 2527
  • Lime Tree Gallery, Hotwell Road, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Tue-Sat 10am-5pm

6. Redcliffe Caves

  • £100
  • Redcliffe Caves, Redcliffe Way, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Times vary by tour

7. George Muller Museum

  • Accepts donation
  • +44 117 924 5001
  • George Muller Charitable Trust, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

8. Clifton Suspension Bridge

  • Free
  • +44 117 974 4664
  • Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bridge Road, Leigh Woods, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Sun-Sat 10am-5pm
  • 3

9. The Time Machine

  • Adult £8 Child £6
  • +44 1885 488329
  • The Time Machine, Bromyard HR7 4BP, UK
  • Sun-Mon 10:30am-4pm
  • 1

10. Harveys Cellars

  • Upon booking
  • +44 117 927 5036
  • Harveys Cellars, Denmark Street, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Tue-Fri 5pm-1am Sat 5pm-11pm

11. Objets de Desir

  • Prices vary
  • +44 7983 722306
  • Objets de Desir, Boyce's Avenue, Bristol, England BS8 4AA, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Sat 10am-5:30pm Sun 11am-4am

12. Upfest

  • Free
  • 07725 231 878
  • Upfest, North Street, Bedminster, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Tue-Sat 9:30am-5:30pm Sun 10am-3pm

13. Stanton Drew Stone Circles & Cove

  • £1
  • +44 370 333 1181
  • Stanton Drew Circles and Cove, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Daily

14. Wildscreen

  • Upon donation
  • +44 117 929 1222
  • Wildscreen, King Street, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm

15. The Georgian House Museum

  • Free
  • +44 117 921 1362
  • The Georgian House Museum, Great George Street, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Sun-Tue 11am-4pm

Top Attractions

Representing Bristol’s maritime history, the SS Great Britain today is a museum ship. She was once a passenger steamship, the longest of her time. The Matthew of Bristol is a replica of the fifteenth caravel that sailed from Bristol to Newfoundland in 1497. The Matthew replica repeated the original journey for the 500th anniversary. The Clifton Suspension Bridge now spans the Avon and is a highlight of the city.

Kids & Family

Take the kids to Ashton Court for a dose of history, golf, animals and miniature rail. There is even an orienteering course on the 850-acre estate. Have a day out at the Avon Valley Adventure Wildlife Park. Or the Folly Farm Adventure Park Zoo. Or go to all three!

Shopping & Nightlife

The harbour-side warehouses from the nineteenth century are now revitalized with new life as shops and restaurants. Bristol has a wide range of nightlife – but one you have to try – just because of the name is Christmas Steps. It is one of Bristol’s oldest pubs and an icon in the area.

Day Tours

For a novel day out, find the Stanton Drew Stone Circles Cove which are a short drive from Bristol. Or drive further to Cardiff, Wales, Exmoor, the Cotswolds or Bath.

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