With our enviable setting in the heart of maritime Bristol, it
is hard to imagine a better-placed base for enjoying Bristol’s
cultural assets of all the
hotels in Bristol, than The Bristol Hotel.
Step back in time when you board Brunel’s
ss Great Britain. Discover the true stories
behind the ship that changed the world.
Experience the sights, sounds and smells of life on board for
Victorian passengers and crew. Descend under water below the glass
‘sea’ to touch the world’s first great ocean liner.
science to life! There is so much to discover for all the
family with At-Bristol! Join Morph and friends for a journey
through animation past and present and become an animator for the
day. Be awed by icy bodies and cosmic rays, get in a spin at the
turbulent orb, create your own TV show or cover yourself from head
to toe in your own giant bubble! With over 300 hands-on exhibits to
explore, live shows and a Planetarium, At-Bristol is one of the
UK’s biggest and most exciting interactive science centres.
From the hidden world of UK waters, this
amazing new aquarium transports visitors to the spectacular
'underwater gardens' of the Mediterranean and stunning beauty of
tropical waters - home to everything from seahorses and puffer fish
to living corals and tropical sharks. The centrepiece of the
aquarium is the spectacular coral reef housed within a gigantic
ocean display. The reef is home to exotic species like graceful
angelfish, zebra sharks, black tip reef sharks and hundreds of
dazzlingly beautiful fish that use the reef like a bustling
undersea city. Enjoy the closest of undersea encounters in an
underwater walk-through tunnel through the reef, from inside a
glass cavern and via a massive acrylic viewing window. There's also
a programme of free daily events including entertaining talks and
feeding displays as well as the awesome IMAX Cinema that will take
you on an impersive 3D journey!
Open from Monday – Saturday 8am – 6pm.
Sunday 7.20am – 5pm. Guided tours on Saturdays, or as arranged
through the Chapter Clerk.
A church has probably stood on this site for over a thousand years
but it came to prominence in 1140 when Robert Fitzhardinge founded
the Abbey of St. Augustine. The Chapter House and Abbey Gatehouse
remain clearly to be seen, the other remains are within Bristol
Cathedral School. The eastern end of the Cathedral, especially in
the Choir, gives Bristol Cathedral a unique place in the
development of British and European Architecture. The Nave, Choir
and Aisles are all the same height, making a large hall. Bristol
Cathedral is the major example of a 'Hall Church' in Great Britain
and one of the finest anywhere in the world.
The most beautiful shopping quarter in
Bristol. Stroll amongst wonderful Georgian architecture and take
your pick from any one of the many up-market independent shops and
boutiques selling jewellery, art, gifts, furniture, fashion good
food and more. Clifton Village is the place to come for great
shopping, beautiful gifts and interesting shops with old-fashioned
service. While you're there take advantage of the many restaurants
and coffee shops. The Clifton Suspension Bridge is just a short
The world famous Clifton
Suspension Bridge was designed by the great Victorian engineer
Isambard Kingdom Brunel, although he never lived to see his
creation finished in 1864. Its spectacular setting on the cliffs of
the Avon Gorge have made it the symbol of Bristol, drawing
thousands of visitors a year just to stroll across for views of the
gorge and elegant Clifton. The Spring/Summer guided tours have now
begun! The free tours begin at 3.00pm every Saturday and Sunday
from Easter weekend until the end of October. Meet at the toll
booth at the Clifton end of the Bridge and expect
each tour to last around 45 mins. The guided tours are suitable for
all ages and abilities - great for the enthusiast, the school
project or for general interest. No need to book - just turn up.
Not suitable for large organised groups where separate arrangements
apply. A Visitor Centre on the Leigh Woods side of the Bridge is
open daily 10.00am to 5.00pm.