You can enjoy a fun-filled day out or weekend trip within Bristol. There are plenty of sightseeing opportunities due to the iconic buildings and structures. There is also an abundance of museums and galleries which showcase the history of Bristol and the UK. In addition, this cultural city contains a wide variety of entertainment for the evenings of your trip; you can eat at great restaurants, visit a play at the theatre or even dance in one of the nightclubs.


The notorious Clifton Suspension Bridge is one of the must-see sights in Bristol. It was built in 1864 and has drawn visitors to it every year since. Many enjoy strolling across the bridge and observing the cliffs of the Avon Gore on either side. You also have expansive views across the city – this is highly breathtaking during sunset. There is a Visitor Centre near Leigh Woods where you can learn about the builder, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and the bridge’s tumultuous start.

You can step back in time by visiting the Brunel’s SS Great Britain situated on Bristol’s Harbourside. This was the first ever ocean liner with a reconstructed First Class Dining Saloon so tourists could imagine where Queen Victoria used to sit and dine. This is another Bristolian attraction designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel – you can learn about the past life of the designer and the boat in the museum, which is situated onboard.

The Artwork of Banksy

The unknown artist Banksy was born in Bristol, and his artwork can be spotted around the city’s streets. His Frogmore Street piece is on the side of a clinic, and you can get great views of this piece from the small bridge on Park Street. Mild West is a large piece located on Stoked Croft – you can observe this graffiti from the Jamaica Street Junction. Another notorious piece is on the side of the Thekla Social boat, which is moored at the harbor; this graffiti depicts a ghostly figure gliding along the water in its ship.


There are many theatres within Bristol where you can view a diverse range of plays and live performances. The Bristol Hippodrome hosts many major West End and Broadway plays, which are popular with all ages. The theatre has such a range of performances throughout the year that it is worth researching what is onstage before you visit the city. It is worth going to the establishment as its opulent interior and red, and gold decor is the perfect backdrop for an evening at the theatre.

There are also modern theatrical establishments within the city. The Watershed showcases all types of creativity and talent within its four walls; it has a program that includes independent film, digital media, and occasional live music. The Tobacco Factory is another innovative studio that produces and displays a diverse range of performing arts. The establishment looks for bright new talent and puts on shows for those with a creative flair.