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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Bridge
“The Clifton Suspension Bridge, spanning the picturesque Avon Gorge, is the symbol of the city of Bristol. For almost 150 years this Grade I listed structure has attracted visitors from all over the world.”
  • 79 locals recommend
History Museum
“Historic passenger steam ship, advanced for her time. Once the longest passenger ship in the world, taking passengers from Bristol to New York. Fully restored and in dry dock.”
  • 101 locals recommend
History Museum
“It's free and has a couple of Banksys and allsorts. An esoteric mix of art and fascinating stuff!”
  • 68 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Situated in the centre of beautiful historic Bristol - all the stores, lots of independents, some areas undercover.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Establishment
“High over the River Avon, the suspension bridge is a work of art and synonymous with Bristol. Walk or drive over the bridge and enjoy the views.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Museum
“a lovely art space on the harbourside. lots of other places to eat and drink around the gallery as well.”
  • 75 locals recommend
Zoo
“Bristol Zoo is a very good one and is well worth considering if you’re planning a day in NW Bristol. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Bridge
“The Clifton Suspension Bridge’s spectacular setting on the cliffs of the Avon Gorge has made it the defining symbol of Bristol, drawing thousands of visitors a year just to stroll across for views of the ancient Avon Gorge, elegant Clifton and the magnificent city beyond.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Shopping, restaurants, cafes, a cinema and mini golf - everything you need if you find yourself with a rainy afternoon.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Art Gallery
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“An international art gallery with a programme of contemporary art exhibitions, artist's performance, music and dance events, poetry and book readings, talks, lectures and cinema. There is also a specialist art bookshop and a café bar.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“An independent cinema showing international and art films, hosting talks and offering a great restaurant/cafe/bar.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Cabot tower is worth a visit for its spectacular view over the city centre.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Theatre
“Our largest theatre venue, the Hippodrome is the place for musicals and West End shows.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Bar
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“Canteen-style bar and terrace next to a Banksy mural with free live music and locally sourced food.”
  • 59 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
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“Originally part of the grounds of Leigh Court now open to the public. Range of walks from very easy to really quite strenuous depending on fittnes ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Café
“Ashton Court is a country park and mansion house with 850 acres of woodland and grassland to explore. Rolling countryside and well maintained paths make it perfect for a longer stroll. Definitely worth a visit for deer spotting and beautiful views of the city. Best accessed by car, only 15 mins drive from Paintworks.”
  • 24 locals recommend