Published: 11th May 2023
With its buzzing energy and captivating sights, Bristol is a city that never fails to impress, and exploring it by coach is the perfect way to soak up all it has to offer.
The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta
10 - 13 August 2023
This free event is is a must-see event that attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. The festival features over 100 colorful hot air balloons floating gracefully across the city's skyline, as well as live music, fireworks, fairground rides, and food and drink vendors. Running for over 40 years, this world-renowned festival has become a vital part of Bristol's cultural heritage.
14 - 16 July 2023
Thousands of visitors flock to the historic harbourside area for this free festival each year, enjoying live music, dance performances, street theatre, and circus acts. The festival also includes boat races, water displays, and delicious food and drink vendors. To top it all off, a spectacular fireworks display lights up the night sky.
For more events happening throughout the year, Visit Bristol have a great calendar of events for you to check out.
One of Bristol's most iconic (and Instagramable) landmarks is the Clifton Suspension Bridge, which spans the Avon Gorge. Take a walk across the bridge and enjoy the stunning views of the city and surrounding countryside.
Bristol Museum and Art Gallery
The Bristol Museum and Art Gallery is a must-visit for anyone interested in art and history (and it’s free!) The museum features a wide range of exhibits, including ancient Egyptian artifacts, fossils, and works by local artists.
With works by famous artists such as Banksy and Inkie dotted around the city, taking a street art tour is an excellent way to explore the city's creative side. With cafes and restaurants along the wall-lined streets of art, you’ll never go hungry!
St Nicholas Market is a bustling indoor market that's been in operation for over 270 years. The market features over 60 stalls selling near enough everything! It's an excellent place to grab a bite to eat or pick up a souvenir, or window shopping to soak up the Bristolian atmosphere.
Bristol Zoo Gardens is a fantastic place to visit for animal lovers of all ages. The zoo is home to over 400 species of animals, including gorillas, penguins, and red pandas. Tickets from £14.69 per Adult, and £11.42 per child. Book in advance and save 10%.
Bristol has a thriving pub scene, with plenty of traditional pubs and modern bars to choose from. Taking some time to enjoy a pint in a local pub is a great way to experience the city's culture and meet some friendly locals. Our friends Design My Night have popped a list together of some of the best pubs in Bristol
These are just a few of the many things to do in Bristol. Whether you're interested in history, art, food, or culture, you're sure to find something to enjoy in this vibrant city.
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