Things To Do In Bristol
Russell Howard, Stephen Merchant, Bill Bailey, Matt Lucas, Jon Richardson, Lee Evans, Simon Pegg, Olivia Colman all grew up or studied in Bristol.
From gourmet burgers to independent breweries, Bristol is a foodie haven, packed full of amazing new treats to try.
So many comedians, Banksy and JK Rowling: the city is just buzzing with incredible Bristol activities and experiences.
The heart of "Brizzle" is brilliantly compact and everything is easily reached on foot, you can literally dance between venues if that's your thing?!?
As you'd expect from any good pirate destination ("Arrrrrgh!"), commuter ferries operate along the waterfront venues and harbourside.
Bristol has it's very own public bike scheme YoBike if you're feeling fit. Pick them up and drop them off across the city for just £1 per hour.
Bristol nightlife is legendary. The huge student population that has included so many famous faces, a massive comedy scene and top music venues puts Bristol nightlife up there with the best in the country. There is literally never a dull night. And to get the party started there is a huge selection of top bars, and fascinating restaurants with every style of cuisine appearing on a menu somewhere in this food-obsessed city.
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Aardman Animations, world-famous graffiti, giant bridges, scrumpy cider, there are so many things to do in Bristol the big question is, how to fit them all in?!?
- Boat Trips - While each trip is only short, the passenger ferries are a fun way to zip about the city.
- Cider Tasting - One of the finest things to do in Bristol: experience the true taste of Somerset, "Proper drop!"
- Bristol Lido - This funky open-air swimming venue has its own tapas bar and swanky gallery restaurant.
- Graffiti Groupie - Banksy wasn't the first and definitely hasn't been the last, Bristol has an abundance of amazing street art.
- Eat - Bristol is absolutely obsessed with food with everything from BBQ grills to fine dining, you can eat your way around the city.
- Festivals - When they're not eating, Bristolians can be found partying with a number of music festivals. Even a music and food festival, GrillStock.
- Laugh - All those funny faces over the years have definitely rubbed off. Bristol has one of the UK's top comedy venues.
- Walk the Bridge - The best way to explore Isambard Kingdom Brunel's famous bridge is to cross it on foot.
- It's not just the accent, Bristol is proper pirate territory, Edward Teach (Blackbeard) was born here.
- Only Fools and Horses was filmed in Bristol. Along with Skins, The Young Ones, Casualty and more.
- Local company Fry's invented the first-ever chocolate bar in 1847 and the world's first Easter Egg in 1873.
Clifton - The most sought after area to live, with views over the suspension bridge and a range of trendy bars, shops and restaurants.
Harbourside - The beating heart of the city centre, many of the best bars and clubs can be found here.
City Centre - Naturally it's where you'll find the best of the action, the many winding streets hide some fantastic restaurants and pubs.
Temple Meads - Undergoing a huge transformation, this area is seen as one of the most fashionable neighbourhoods in the city.