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Top Things to Do in Bristol for an Amazing Holiday

By Preetha Manivelan - August 18, 2020
Bristol

Have you been to Bristol? If not, then this article is for you. Being gracefully situated on the River Avon in the southwest of England, Bristol is a beautiful and vibrant city for a fun-filled holiday. It is known for its amazing combinations of attractions, shopping places, informative and innovative museums and so many more. So, if you are planning to visit Bristol from any part of the United Kingdom and not sure of what Bristol has or about the things to do in Bristol on your holiday, give this article a read.

And by the end of the article, you will know why visiting Bristol should be one on your list and how diverse it is to offer something special to every kind of traveller.

Bristol
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Things to do in Bristol

Bristol is an exciting city and here is why. This city has got so many things that you can do on your Bristol holiday. From taking boat trips to witnessing the beautiful Bristol from the towers to getting ourselves lost in history in one of its museums to hiking adventure trails, Bristol holiday is nothing short of exciting. Just walking around the streets of Bristol can be so amazing because of Bristol’s street arts. Now, let’s take a look at the top 8 things to do in Bristol.

  1. Fall in love with the streets of Bristol
  2. Visit the top attractions in Bristol
  3. Bristol boat trips
  4. The nightlife
  5. Taste the delicious cuisines in Bristol
  6. It’s shopping at Bristol
  7. Hot air ballooning
  8. Take a view from the Cabot Tower

1. Fall in love with the streets of Bristol

It’s hard or almost impossible to walk through a street in Bristol and not spot an art done by Banksy. If you are wondering who Banksy is, he is a world-famous artist who does paintings on social issues and many other difficult subjects. Many of his works are located throughout the city which would surely be an eye-treat for everyone. So if you are someone who wants to see his artworks, then take any of the Banksy art tours and fall in love with art.

Bedminster in Bristol
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2. Visit the top attractions in Bristol

Bristol stands as home to many famous attractions which are must-visit places on your Bristol holiday. Some of the places to add on your list are Bristol Harbour, Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol Zoo, SS Great Britain, Blaise Castle, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery and a few others.

3. Bristol boat trips

As much as you enjoy bus tours or cycling in Bristol, Boat trips are equally special to try. As I said, Harbourside is one of the top places to visit in Bristol and the best way to explore it is by taking a boat tour. So, you can take a ferry around the Harbour and enjoy the view of the city from the water or the boats that pass by. There are so many boat tours in Bristol and you can choose one based on your choice.

4. The nightlife

Enjoy nightlife in Bristol like never before. There are so many nightclubs and karaoke bars, located around the city for you to have a chilled-out experience. It is one of the best fun things to do in Bristol where you can dance all night and celebrate your Bristol holiday.

5. Taste the delicious cuisines in Bristol

It’s time for Bristol food. As there are so many food shops and restaurants, it’s not easy for someone to choose the best from the list. Some of the best places for food are Glass boat restaurant in Harbourside, some seafood at The Spiny Lobster in Clifton, Thali Cafe prides for street food and many more. You can either visit these places yourself or take a food tour and enjoy all the tastiest foods in Bristol.

6. It’s shopping in Bristol

Shopping is exciting. But how about shopping in Bristol? It is one of the best leisure things that you can do in Bristol. Check out St Nicholas Market which is also one of the finest buildings in the city and Clifton Arcade where you can get vintage clothing, jewellery and antiques.

St Nicholas Market
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7. Hot air ballooning

There is nothing that will be as breathtaking as flying up in a hot air balloon and witness some amazing views and popular attractions in Bristol like SS Great Britain, the Clifton Suspension Bridge and a few others. Love this? Then time your Bristol holiday during the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, which is said to be Europe’s largest ballooning event. Here, you can witness 100+ balloons flying high at 6 AM at Ashton Court.

Clifton Suspension Bridge
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8. Take a view from the Cabot Tower

Who wouldn’t want to see the full view of the destination they visit, capture a picture of it and post it on their gram saying ‘Views like these’? If you have such plans of bringing out the photographer in you, then you must visit Cabot Tower where you can witness some amazing views of entire Bristol and many top attractions too like Bristol Museum And Art Gallery and Harbourside.

Cabot Tower
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Enjoyed reading about Bristol? It’s time that you visit this city and write a travel story on your favourite things to do in Bristol. Just think. If a city can excite you this much just by reading about it, then how amazing it would be to witness everything in person and experience these above-mentioned things for real. It’s not too late to plan your holiday and it’s never a bad day at Bristol so plan your Bristol holiday right away and make the most out of this city.

To plan your holiday, visit the Pickyourtrail website and check out some cool Bristol tour packages. You can customize the package with your choices of places to visit and things to do. And whenever you have any inquires, please do feel free to reach out to us via Whatsapp. And that’s how easily you plan your Bristol holiday.

Your big smile is not far away from Bristol!

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