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Welcome to Bristol!

Bristol is a beautiful, historic city - full of vibrancy, colour and life. Whether you're looking for shopping, eating out, culture, sport, leisure or any other of life's essentials, Bristol has it! It's with no surprise that with great architecture and impressive views, a host of unique cultural attractions and a fantastic range of places to eat and drink, the city welcomes millions of visitors every year.

Bristol is consistently rated as one of the top UK cities to live, due to the great shopping, great scenery and great social scene. In 2015 Bristol also became the UK's first ever European Green Capital in recognition of what its citizens have already achieved in making our city a healthier, happier place to live in.

Why don't you take a look at the Visit Bristol website for more information about the plethora of things you can get up to here.

Music, Culture, Eating & Drinking:

The city has one of the country's widest selections of music, multimedia and performance venues. You can choose from cutting edge drama to the best of the West End musicals; rock with laughter at comedy clubs or just plain rock at dozens of live music venues. Enjoy the perfect pint in an ancient pub or the perfect Martini in an award-winning cocktail bar. Dine on styles from Lebanese to Latino in the city's excellent range of restaurants, both chain and independent.


Shopping in Bristol can accommodate every shape and size. Whether you're looking for retail therapy or just the daily essentials, Bristol can provide a shopping experience right for you. From locally designed fashion in independent stalls to every brand you know under one roof-Bristol isn't called the shopping capital of the South West for nothing!


If you're more of an outdoorsy type, grab your walking boots or bike and head for some of Britain's most stunning landscapes; like the Cotswolds or Cheddar Gorge. You'll also have the Somerset, Devon & South Wales countryside and coast at your fingertips. Bristol is home to some unique leisure assets such as the Lido in Clifton, Ashton Court Estate, Brunel's SS Great Britain and the annual Bristol Balloon Fiesta.


Bristol is home to two major football teams, Bristol City and Bristol Rovers. We also have a professional rugby union club, Bristol Bears and host the annual Great Bristol Half Marathon that attracts competitors from around the UK and beyond.