Bristol is a city straddling the River Avon in the southwest of England with prosperous maritime history. Its former city-center port is now a cultural hub, the Harbour-side, where the M Shed museum explores local, social and industrial heritage. The harbor’s 19th-century warehouses now contain restaurants, shops, and cultural institutions such as the contemporary art gallery.
Travel on an open top Bristol sightseeing bus with City Sightseeing. Traveling on one of the bright red Bristol sightseeing open-top buses is one of the very best things to do in the city of Bristol, as you look at the sights of the city from high up on the bus, the fully-trained guide introduces Bristol’s history and numerous visitor attractions.
Visit Brunel’s ss Great Britain, the world’s first transatlantic liner. Travel along part of the spectacular Avon Gorge and right under the Clifton Suspension Bridge — one of the sights people come from all over the world to see. Drop at the Bristol Zoo, and hop on the bus later to continue your journey through Bristol. Sightseeing in this attraction-packed city, will reveal Bristol’s historic city center, the modern shopping precincts and on to Temple Meads railway station before returning, one and a quarter hours later, to the starting-point of the tour. Sightseeing bus also serves the bustling Cabot Circus (and all of Bristol Shopping Quarter) with its high-end department stores; along with access to a variety of shopping experiences including elegant Clifton Village, eclectic Park Street; and St. Nicholas Market with its independent stalls.
Brunel’s SS Great Britain is one of the most important historic ships in the world. When she was launched in 1843 she was called ‘the greatest experiment since the Creation’. By combining size, power, and innovative technology, Brunel created a ship that changed history. His vision for the SS Great Britain made her the great-great-grandmother for all modern ships.
Cabot Tower, set in the gorgeous parkland of Brandon Hill near Park Street in the West End, is a 105ft tower built in 1897 to commemorate John Cabot’s famous voyage from Bristol and the continent of North America four hundred years earlier. Brandon Hill is the oldest park in Bristol, where you can enjoy great views over the city and the Harbourside area. Designed by the Bristol architect William Venn Gough and paid for by public subscription, the tower is built from red sandstone covered with cream Bath stone. Located at the center of the park. It’s free to climb up the steep, twisting steps of the tower, which is open daily.
Clifton Suspension Bridge
Bristol Zoo is a zoo in the city of Bristol in South West England. The mammal collection at the zoo numbers around 300, representing 50 species, including Gorillas, Asiatic lions, pygmy hippos, and red pandas.
At M Shed, see amazing film and photographs, listen to moving personal stories, encounter rare and quirky objects and add your own memories of Bristol through the interactive displays. From prehistoric times to the present day, M Shed tells the story of the city and its unique place in the world.
Bristol Museum and Art Gallery; explore the collections of art, nature, and history on display in this beautiful building. Find out about the last billion years of Earth’s history, explore the region’s natural wonders and discover more about peoples’ lives, past and present.
The Red Lodge; what secrets lie behind the bright red door? Step inside the TARDIS and experience more than 400 years of history in the museum where you feel you have left the modern world behind. From ‘royal party house’ of the 16th Century to Victorian reform school for girls, see how the lodge has changed over time.
Cabot Circus is a shopping center in Bristol, England, a shopping district in Bristol city center. The Cabot Circus development area contains shops, offices, a cinema, hotel, and apartments.
Millennium Square is a location in the center of Bristol, England. It was built as part of the At Bristol development and has become a popular public area.