A guide for visitors and locals on the best of Bristol
Based in Bristol, Associated Windows know the city like the back of our hands. Whether you were born and raised in the West Country or fancy a trip to the famously quirky and picturesque city, we’ve written a guide to the best that Bristol offers so that you can make the most of your Bristol trip.
What is there to see in Bristol?
Bristol has a variety of exciting attractions that attract millions of visitors to the city eachyear. With such a range of places to visit and attractions to see, there’s something for everyone.
- There’s no better way to travel into the city than via The Clifton Suspension Bridge. With views over the River Severn, you can drive, cycle or even walk along the bridge. Whilst you’re there, visit Clifton’s Observatory and cave, for breathtaking views of the Avon Gorge and hear the history of the iconic historic attraction.
- Fleet’s Air Arm Museum is a great visit to learn more about the history of aviation. You can even see the internationally renowned Concorde, which famously made her first flight from Bristol in 1969.
- Bristolian’s are extremely proud that world famous street artist, Banksy, calls the city home. Embrace his thought-provoking and interesting pieces by taking a Bristol Banksy tour. Download this app so you don’t miss any!
Things to do in Bristol with children
- One of Bristol’s most iconic attractions, Brunel’s SS Great Britain, is the world’s first great ocean liner. Conserved from its build in 1843, you can experience how passengers lived on the ship and see the engine that powered it all the way to Australia.
- Ashton Court Estate is a beautiful Grade 1 listed property. With 850 acres of land, it’s perfect for Sunday strolls or family picnics. If you’re a bit more adventurous, they host mountain biking, orienteering and even disc golf.
- The BBC have their very own studios and broadcasting house in Bristol, producing programmes such as Blue Planet 2 and Countryfile. You can take tours to see how television and radio programmes are made and even have a go at presenting the news!
Bristol’s hidden treasures that you must visit!
Being such a diverse and large city, you could easily miss some of Bristol’s less-known attractions, so we’ve compiled a list so that you don’t miss a thing!
- Originally a Victorian swimming pool built in 1850, Lido Bristol, has been restored to a luxury spa and pool, it even has a tapas bar. There’s no better spot to take some time to relax during your trip to Bristol.
- A social art experiment, The Cube Microplex, has a cinema and theatre, presenting the best of the local artistic community. It also doubles as an event venue, so research beforehand to see what’s on. A non-profit, the bar offers ethical and local products for the real Bristol experience.
- You can’t visit The West Country without tasting the locally brewed Somerset cider. Lucky for you, Bristol has some great pubs and bars offering plenty of choice, including The Apple, because why not try cider on a boat? If you’re looking for something more land-based, visit the Bristol Cider Shop, or the Coronation Tap If cider isn’t for you, Bristol Beer Factory serve loads of local independent beers.
What’s on in Bristol? Some of the country’s greatest events!
There’s never a boring day in our vibrant city, with unique and exciting events on every day, there’s always something to do.
- Arguably Bristol’s best-known event, Bristol’s International Balloon Fiesta, is the largest hot air ballooning event in Europe. Held in August, the free entry event brings fireworks, amusement rides and musical entertainment to Ashton Court Gate.
- Combining local music, exquisite food and fabulous arts, Bristol Harbour Festival brings the best of the South West to Bristol’s lively harbourside. Whether you go for a few drinks with your friends, on a search to find your new favourite band or take your family for workshops run by local businesses, you won’t want to leave this exciting festival.
- Bristol has a love of the arts, attracting international stars and performers to some of the countries greatest venues, including Ashton Court Gate stadium, Bristol Old Vic and Bristol Hippodrome. From the notorious Spice Girls reunion, The Russian Ballet, and West End Musical tours, you’re spoilt with choice.
- St Pauls carnival celebrates the African Caribbean culture, the biggest of its type outside of London. The event involves floats and world-class performers and is sure to bring vibrancy, creativity and diversity to Bristol.
Bristol is famous for many unusual things, and we’re proud to be based in this fabulous city. If you’re looking for new windows, doors or conservatories, contact us today for a free no-obligation quote. We’re a local installation company that you can trust, already providing many satisfied customers in Bristol with home improvements to enhance our favourite city.
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