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Bristol, the unofficial 'Capital of the South West', has an independent spirit and a great sense of fun. You’ll find lots to make you smile here, from street art tours and music festivals to night markets and boat bars. And then there are the city’s iconic attractions: engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s SS Great Britain and the Clifton Suspension Bridge, plus world-famous events, such as the International Balloon Fiesta and Bristol Harbour Festival.

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Clifton Suspension Bridge

Take a walk over Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s Clifton Suspension Bridge – as striking today as it was on its completion in 1864. There are spectacular views down to the Avon Gorge and River Avon that links Bristol with the sea.
Adresse: Suspension Bridge Road, Bristol

The Red Lodge Museum and Knot Garden

The Red Lodge Museum is located in an impressive building from the 16th century with Bristol’s only surviving Elizabethan domestic oak panelling. You can experience a few of the oldest rooms in Bristol and Knot Garden, a great garden in Tudor style.
Adresse: Park Row, Bristol
Telefon: +44 117 921 1360

We The Curious

We The Curious (formerly At-Bristol) is the place to go to for an interactive adventure of a lifetime. Enjoy over 30 exhibits at this leading UK hands-on science centre and see a presenter-led show below the stars in the Planetarium.
Adresse: One Millennium Square, Anchor Road, Bristol
Telefon: +44 117 915 1000
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat&Sun 10am-6pm

Brunel’s SS Great Britain

Travel back in time and board Brunel’s ss Great Britain. Brunel’s engineering masterpiece was the world’s first great ocean going liner and has been lovingly restored to her former Victorian glory. Check the website for upcoming special events, like discovery talks and storytellings.
Adresse: Great Western Dockyard, Gasferry Road, Bristol
Telefon: +44 117 926 0680
Åpningstider: Spring/Summer: Daily 10am-6pm, Autumn/Winter: Daily 10am-4:30pm

Old City

Bristol's Old City includes the grand, dignified buildings surrounding the Corn Exchange and St Nicholas Market, where you’ll find an intriguing mix of stalls – not to mention regular street markets, including the weekly farmer's market and monthly slow food market. Nearby, you can stroll along the cobbled streets of Welsh Back, King Street and Queen Square with its fine Georgian buildings.
Adresse: Old City, Bristol

Bristol Harbourside Tours

See Bristol’s Harbourside from a nautical perspective by taking a historic harbour tour with the Bristol Ferry Boat Company or the Bristol Packet. Bristol Ferry Boats 44 The Grove +44 117 927 3416 Bristol Packet Boat Trips Wapping Wharf Gas Ferry Road +44 117 926 8157

Bristol Zoo Gardens

Bristol Zoo Gardens include a large area with over 400 different animal species. Here you can easily spend a whole day either alone or with your family. Learn about the animals inside the aquarium or about the insects at Bug World, see snakes at the reptile house and say hello to penguins and seals. The butterfly house is also well worth a visit. A restaurant and picnic facilities are on site.
Adresse: College Road, Clifton, Bristol
Telefon: +44 117 974 7399
Åpningstider: Daily 9am-5pm

Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery

Bristol’s City Museum & Art Gallery exhibits a wide range of objects, from sea dinosaurs to beautiful art. The museum is in conjunction with the region’s largest gallery and housed in the Edwardian baroque building next to Will’s University.
Adresse: Queen’s Road, Bristol
Telefon: +44 117 922 3571
Åpningstider: Tue-Sun 10am-5pm

Bristol Hippodrome

Bristol Hippodrome is the city’s very own "West End" theatre. Since 1912, the Bristol Hippodrome has been the site of several premieres and is currently the scene of all great musicals. Please visit the website for information on current shows and musicals.
Adresse: St Augustine's Parade, Bristol
Telefon: +44 117 302 3310

St Mary Redcliffe Church

The St Mary Redcliffe Church is one of Britain’s finest examples of Gothic architecture. The church was built over a period of 200 years and is today more than 800 years old. You will be stunned by its huge archways and gargoyles.
Adresse: Redcliff Way, Bristol
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 7am-8pm


Arnolfini is an organization for modern art which is based in a converted warehouse with a fantastic seafront location, not far from Bristol Harbourside. The program includes art exhibitions, film screenings, live dance and art shows. Please visit the website for more information on current shows, theatres and exhibitions.
Adresse: 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol
Telefon: +44 117 917 2300
Åpningstider: Tue-Sun 11am-6pm

Bristol Insight

Sit back and relax while the bus tour takes you to the most interesting sites. There are two different tours: The Clifton Loop, featuring Clifton Suspension Bridge, City Museum and more and The Old City Loop, featuring St Mary Redcliffe Church, Castle Park and more.
Adresse: Park House Business Centre, 10 Park Street, Bristol
Telefon: +44 7422 963 454


HorseWorld is a rescue centre for horses, ponies and donkeys and is an excellent place for family day-out. This award-winning visitor centre is set in beautiful stone farm-buildings, right south of Bristol. It offers fun and educational experiences, where you can meet some of the rescued animals. There are also lots of activities to take part in every day and play areas for children.
Adresse: Staunton Lane, Whitchurch, Bristol
Telefon: +44 1275 832425

Bristol Aquarium

Bristol Aquarium is situated on the famous Bristol harbour and is a must-see attraction if you love the ocean and especially great for children. The aquarium is divided into sections, leading you from a sunken ship, to an urban jungle, the coral seas and an underwater tunnel. Plus, there are special events like meeting a mermaid every month.
Adresse: Anchor Road, Harbourside, Bristol
Telefon: +44 117 929 8929
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat&Sun 10am-5pm

Brandon Hill Nature Park

Take a stroll in the park and admire one of the best views of Bristol. The park is located in the centre of town, around a large hill. It is also here you will find the Cabot Tower, which was completed in July 1898. During spring and summer, the park is perfectly suitable for a picnic.
Adresse: Great George Street, Bristol
Telefon: +44 117 917 7270


An award-winning conversion of a former police station, situated on the waterfront with views over the old docks. Good for either a business lunch in a beautiful atmosphere, or for meeting friends over dinner.
Adresse: The Grove, Harbourside, Bristol
Telefon: +44 117 914 4434
Åpningstider: Restaurant: Mon-Sat 12pm-3pm, 6pm-10pm, Sun 12pm-3pm

COSMO Bristol

This is a buffet restaurant that offers Asian food in a glamorous and comfortable surrounding. Here you can choose to enjoy six live cooking stations, teppanyaki hotplate, yakitori barbecue grill, dim sum bar, wok station, fresh noodle bar and freshly prepared sushi counter.
Adresse: The Pavilion, 30 Triangle, West Bristol
Telefon: +44 117 934 0999
Åpningstider: Lunch: Mon-Fri 12pm-3pm, Sat 12pm-4pm, Sun 12pm-10pm. Dinner: Mon-Thu 5:30pm-10:30pm, Fri 5:30pm-11pm, Sat 5pm-11pm, Sun 12pm-10pm

Racks Bar and Kitchen

Racks is claimed to be "Bristol's best party venue" and located at the Clifton Hotel. They serve reasonably priced cosmopolitan cuisine, influenced by British, French and international dishes. Try their Racks Burger and breakfast options and enjoy their homey atmosphere.
Adresse: St Pauls Road, Clifton, Bristol
Telefon: +44 117 974 1626
Åpningstider: Mon-Thu 7am-11pm, Fri-Sat 8am-12pm, Sun 8am-10:30pm

Assilah Bistro

Assilah Bistro is a family-run bistro located in the centre of town. The restaurant specialises in authentic Moroccan/Mediterranean cuisine with good value of money. The atmosphere is relaxing and friendly and operates on a BYO ("Bring Your Own") wine and beer basis, allowing you to choose your own alcoholic beverages.
Adresse: 194 Wells Road, Totterdown, Bristol
Telefon: +44 781 620 2827

Don Giovanni's

For high standard Italian cuisine and first class service, head over to Don Giovanni's. If you are very hungry, you have come to the right place: the friendly staff serves big portions. On the menu you will find dishes like risotto 'al pescatore', pasta carbonara and frutti di mare.
Adresse: Victoria House, Temple Gate, Bristol
Telefon: +44 117 926 0614
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 12pm-2pm, 5pm-10pm, Sat 5pm-10pm


Bravas is a small gem with a vibrant atmosphere that serves Spanish food and tapas from an open kitchen. The restaurant is very popular and usually very busy so book in advance. From here, you can take over Whiteladies Road and start a pub crawl.
Adresse: 7 Cotham Hill, Bristol
Telefon: +44 117 329 6887
Åpningstider: Mon-Wed 11:30am-11pm, Thu-Sat 11:30am-12am

The Old Bookshop

The Old Bookshop is a small restaurant that serves international food in an intimate ambience. This trendy place is full of antiques and has a great buzz. They also feature local artists and live music every week. Look out for their special menus on Sunday, Monday and Saturday. Because of its small size, booking in advance is recommended.
Adresse: 65 North Street, Bedminster, Bristol
Telefon: +44 117 953 5222
Åpningstider: Mon-Thu 4pm-11pm, Fri 4pm-11:30pm, Sat 11am-11:30pm, Sun 12:30pm-11pm

Bird in Hand

Enjoy modern and sophisticated British cuisine in this warm and inviting gastropub. Bird in Hand is located in a rural setting close to Bristol centre and tends to get very busy. The chefs prepare the dishes with local and seasonal produce to get the best flavours. They also feature special menus like Mama's Monday (paella) and Worker's Lunch.
Adresse: 17 Weston Road, Long Ashton, Bristol
Telefon: +44 127 539 5222
Åpningstider: Tue noon–10pm, Wed–Sat noon–11pm, Sun noon–9:30pm, Mon closed

Bauhinia Bar Restaurant

This little gem is tucked away on the road just outside the main part of Clifton Village. Bauhinia is a cosy pan-Asian restaurant with a lively surrounding. The delightful staff serves mouth-watering dishes like pad thai, teriyaki chicken and sweet and sour cod fillets.
Adresse: 5a Boyces Avenue, Bristol
Telefon: +44 117 973 3138
Åpningstider: Mon-Thu 5pm-10:30pm, Fri&Sat 5pm-11:30pm

Mud Dock Cycleworks and Café

This cafe is located in a bike shop and one of the best places in Bristol to enjoy a lazy weekend brunch, and a great spot for people-watching around the harbour. A range of chefs have left traces of French, Italian, Portuguese and Brazilian cooking.
Adresse: 40 The Grove, Bristol
Telefon: +44 117 934 9734
Åpningstider: Mon 10am-4pm, Tue-Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 10am-5pm

Boston Tea Party Bristol

Boston Tea Party is a British cafe chain that runs several branches in Bristol. The one on Park Street is located close to Brandon Hill and owns a tiered garden. There you can enjoy their extensive breakfast and brunch menu - or a good old burger - alongside hot and cold beverages.
Adresse: 75 Park Street, Bristol
Telefon: +44 117 3343008
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 7am-7pm, Sun 8am-7pm

Racks Bar and Kitchen

Racks is claimed to be "Bristol's best party venue" located at the Clifton Hotel. They serve reasonably priced cosmopolitan cuisine, influenced by British, French and international dishes. Try their Racks Burger and breakfast options and enjoy their homey atmosphere.
Adresse: St Pauls Road, Clifton, Bristol
Telefon: +44 117 974 1626
Åpningstider: Mon-Thu 7am-11pm, Fri-Sat 8am-12pm, Sun 8am-10:30pm

Cafe Kino

Cafe Kino is not only known for its delicious cakes and breakfasts but is also an owner-run, non-profit organisation. They try to provide a safe space for everyone, which results in a comfortable atmosphere. The menu is all vegan and includes burgers, falafels and sweet treats. Try one of the loose-leaf teas or grab a drink.
Adresse: 108 Stokes Croft, Bristol
Telefon: +44 117 924 9200
Åpningstider: Sun-Thu 10am-10pm, Fri&Sat 10am-10:30pm

Small Street Espresso

Wooden floorboards, brick walls and chalkboards - Small Street Espresso's interior immediately creates a warm, homey feeling. The small, independent coffee shop offers a typical cafe menu: baked goods, such as cakes and pastries, coffee and other hot beverages.
Adresse: 25 Small Street, Old City, Bristol
Telefon: Mon-Fri 7:30am-4:30pm, Sat 9:30am-4:30pm

The Grace

Formerly known as Robin Hood's Retreat, The Grace offers a wide range of beer - craft, real ales -, ciders and wine. You can complement your drink with different dinner plates or pizza, all home-made and ethically sourced. On warm days, you can enjoy the lively atmosphere on their garden terrace.
Adresse: 197 Gloucester Road, Bristol
Telefon: +44 117 924 4334
Åpningstider: Mon–Wed 4pm–11pm, Thu noon–11pm, Fri & Sat noon–midnight, Sun noon–10pm

O2 Academy Bristol

Formerly known as Locarno or Carling Academy, O2 Academy features an array of live music and club nights throughout the year. The club has a mezzanine floor balcony overlooking the main area that can accommodate up to 1,900 revellers. Check out their weekly dance event called Ramshackle if you're into indie and alternative music.
Adresse: Frogmore Street, Bristol
Telefon: +44 117 927 9227


Get ready for one of Bristol’s unique nightlife experiences at Thekla, a former cargo ship, that nowadays functions as a club. The award-winning live music venue has seen several underground artists and features works of the legendary Banksy. Check the website for upcoming gigs and club events.
Adresse: The Grove, East Mud Dock, Bristol
Telefon: +44 117 929 3301

The Fleece

Since 1982, The Fleece has entertained Bristolians with artists like Oasis, Muse, Coldplay and more. The former sheep market building offers space for 450 music fans. Check the website for the latest events, like pop-punk parties, DJs and gigs.
Adresse: 12 St Thomas Street, Bristol
Telefon: +44 117 945 0996

Bristol Shopping Quarter

This huge shopping area includes some of the city’s most popular malls and department stores – Broadmead, The Galleries, The Arcade and Cabot Circus. Plan to spend some hours (or many) in the plethora of shops and stores, featuring anything you could possibly want to purchase. Find the quarter next to Castle Park and next to Bristol’s Old City.
Adresse: Bristol Shopping Quarter, Bristol

St Nicholas Market

St Nicks Market was established in 1743 and is located in Bristol’s historic Old City. Underneath beautiful glass arcades and spreading out on the pedestrian street, the market offers over 60 stalls with food, produce, souvenirs and more. Besides the regular indoor market, there are also special markets on different weekdays: a Farmers’ and Producers’ market, a Street Food Market and Bristol Indies’ Market.
Adresse: The Corn Exchange, Corn Street, Bristol
Åpningstider: Indoor market: Mon-Fri 9:30am-5pm, Sat 9:30am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm

Cribbs Causeway

Cribbs Causeway includes the famous shopping centre The Mall with its 130 shops and major food court. Besides that, the out-of-town shopping area features retail parks and The Venue, an entertainment complex. Cribbs Causeway is located in the north of Bristol, about 13 miles outside of the city centre.
Adresse: Cribbs Causeway, Bristol

Park Street & The Triangle

West of the Old City, Park Street is an iconic shopping street in Bristol. You can find leading brands and independent stores for fashionistas, but also music, record and book stores for culture lovers. At night, The Triangle (where Park Street and Queens Road meet) is a great choice for a night out in one of its bars and clubs.
Adresse: Park Street, Bristol

Clifton Village

Picturesque Clifton Village with its Georgian townhouses offers upscale boutiques as well as independent shops, antiques and restaurants. Many students and locals appreciate the eclectic mix, all united at Clifton Arcade, a shopping street under Victorian arcades. A visit to Clifton Village can be combined with a walk to the Suspension Bridge or a trip to Bristol Zoo Gardens, both close-by.
Adresse: Clifton, Bristol

Bristol Airport

The main airlines operating at Bristol Airport are easyJet, Ryanair and TUI Airways. Destinations are mainly European, with a few locations overseas. It takes 30 minutes to get to the airport by train or bus. The train leaves up to six times an hour and serves different destinations, including Bristol Parkway. The Bristol Airport Flyer Express bus runs every 10 minutes hour between Bristol Temple Meads, Bristol Bus station and Bristol Airport. Tickets can be bought from the bus driver or booked online.
Adresse: Bristol Airport, Bristol
Telefon: +44 371 334 4444

Passport / Visa

Citizens of the European Union member-states, Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Switzerland, and Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT) only require a valid passport to enter the UK. Residents of a further 10 countries do not require entry visas for stays under 6 months: the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, South Africa, Hong Kong, and Malaysia. Nationals of some further countries do not require a visa, but need to hold an entry certificate. Use the UK Government website to check for specific requirements:

Public Transport

Public Transport in Bristol is mainly based on the bus system, run by First City Line Buses. They operate roughly between 5:30am and 11pm/12:30am. Temple Meads and Parkway are the main railway stations, serving many destinations all over the UK. It takes 90 minutes to London Paddington station from Bristol. A popular way of seeing Bristol is by ferry on the River Avon. You can get multi-stop tickets, round trips, regular tickets and family passes. Ferry services are operated by Number Seven Boats and Bristol Ferry Boats.


You can either choose one of the licensed Bristol Blue taxis (called hackney carriage vehicles) or a private hire taxi company. Taxi ranks are marked with a white box and can be found all over the city.


There are multiple post offices all over town. One centrally located is The Galleries Post Office.
Adresse: 27 Broadmead Gallery, Bristol
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-5:30pm, Sun 11am-3pm


For example: Boots at The Galleries For urgent matters please call NHS Direct on +44 845 4647 (24/7).
Adresse: 59 Broadmead, Bristol
Telefon: +44 117 929 3631
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 8am-8pm, Sun 11am-5pm


Country code: +44 Area codes: (0) 117


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