Five must-see things in Bristol
Bristol is a wonderful and vibrant city. An exciting mix of modern life combined with a long and fascinating history. Every year, the South-West hotspot attracts thousands of tourists, students and new employers.
Are you new to Bristol? Then make sure you don’t miss out on these five attractions:
Hot Air Balloon Flight and Balloon Fiesta
Bristol is Europe’s capital of Air Balloons. Each year in August, the annual world-famous Balloon Fiesta hosts half a million visitors from around the world to one the Europe’s biggest Air Balloon Festival.
You can watch the Balloons from the ground or if you up for it you can enjoy a thrilling hot air balloon ride over the Bristol Skyline for about £170. If you have ever fancied seeing Bristol from a different angle, then a hot air balloon ride offers a fantastic opportunity to view the city from above. Enjoy drifting over the beautiful surrounding countryside, and view many of Bristol’s famous Landmarks.
Clifton Suspension Bridge
This masterpiece of engineering designed and built in 1836 by Isambard Kingdom Brunel is Bristol’s most-famous building. The 213-metre-long and 76-metre-high suspension bridge gracefully spans the Avon Gorge between Clifton and Leigh Woods. It’s a £1 to cross the bridge by car and free for pedestrians. The surrounding Downs are also worth a visit and make a relaxing day perfect. The SS Great Britain was the first propeller-driven, ocean-going, iron ship, which, when built in 1843, was the largest ship ever built and another outstanding achievement of engineering by Brunel. Visiting Brunel’s SS Great Britain is a step back into an exciting time. You will discover true stories behind the ship that changed the world. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of life on board for Victorian passengers and crew. Descend under water below the glass ‘sea’ to touch the world’s first great ocean liner.
Ashton Court Whether you are planning a relaxing day out with the family, a nice stroll with the dogs or a bike trip, make sure you visit the beautiful Ashton Court. The historic site consists of a sixteenth-century house and deer park with a nineteenth-century garden. The mansion is now one of the city’s most elegant event venues, hosting weddings, conferences, and parties. Two onsite cafés serve wholesome food to casual visitors enjoying the parkland and outdoor pursuits.
Tobacco Factory Theatre
]Bristol is a creative hotspot with thousands of artists working and living in the city. For all fans of drama, the Tobacco Factory Theatres are worth a visit. The theatre produces and presents excellent art in unique, intimate spaces, off site in Bristol and in venues across the country.