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An industrial port city, devastated during the Second World War; not an encouraging prospect! And yet…with its bustling port, Norman and Gothic buildings bearing witness to its prosperous past, its centre largely rebuilt after the war, warehouses converted into restaurants, exhibitions centres and art galleries, Bristol is a city of remarkable dynamism.
Tourist attractions Bristol : Things to see and do
rd. King GB - Bristol BS1 4DZ
The oldest playhouse in the country still in use, which opened in 1766 and was granted a royal licence by George III in 1778. It is supposedly haunted by the ghost of a black lady and a man called Richard who move various objects around the theatre.
st. Great George GB - Bristol BS1 5RR
Built in 1790 by William Paty for a merchant and sugar cane planter, the house was built of Bath stone in typical 18C style with a pedimented door and rooms decorated in the style of Robert Adam (1728-1792). The furniture includes a secretaire-bookca..
12 Colston Parade GB - Bristol BS1 6RA
- if Queen Elizabeth I can be believed - built of light-coloured Dundry stone. Its architecture is a perfect epitome of Gothic style, developing from the 12-13C Early English style to Decorated and then to Perpendicular (c. 14C). The spire (1872) tow..
Broad Quay GB - Bristol BS1 4DA
Situated in the heart of Bristol’s bustling city centre, Radisson Blu Bristol offers impressive views and a stylish restaurant. Overlooking the waterfront, the hotel features modern rooms with free WiFi. The spacious rooms offer a flat-screen TV, mi..
Welsh Back 5-7 GB - BRISTOL BS1 4SP
Mercure Bristol Brigstow hotel is a 4 star hotel. Located in Bristol city centre, your hotel booking puts you close to the city's shopping and nightlife as well as Welsh Back waterfront. The hotel has 116 contemporary guest rooms. Elegant cuisine is ..
Llandoger Trow, Little King Street GB - Bristol BS1 4ER
A Premier Inn hotel with air-conditioned rooms and a superb central Bristol location. Next to modern bars and historical pubs, you can walk to theatres, city-centre shops and the harbourside. Beside the river on King Street, this Premier Inn Bristol..
17 Weston Rd GB - Long Ashton BS41 9LA
Tiny country pub with eclectic décor, including an antelope's head and a wall covered in pages from Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management. Simple, super value set price lunch menu; the evening à la carte offers tasty, carefully cooked dishes whic..
Barley Wood Walled Garden, Long Ln GB - Wrington BS40 5SA
Two converted glasshouses within a beautiful walled garden. It's rustic, informal and a break from the norm, and strives to be ethical and epicurean. The daily menu uses excellent ingredients - many, fresh from the garden; be sure to try the home-pre..
5-7 Welsh Back GB - Bristol BS1 4SP
27 Philadelphia St, Quakers Friars, Cabot Circus GB - Bristol BS1 3BZ
A spacious and elegant light-filled restaurant with stylish gold décor. Good value lunch menu and concise à la carte offering original, modern dishes. Chic lounge bar for cocktails and light bites. Attentive service.
34 Cotham Hill GB - Bristol BS6 6LA
The combined effort of two couples; one pair are independent wine merchants, the other, chefs. Unfussy cooking relies on quality local produce and features some lesser-known cuts; dishes are largely Mediterranean but with some Asian influences. The r..
38 High St, Westbury-on-Trym GB - Bristol BS9 3DZ
This understated, minimalist restaurant is passionately run by two brothers and a well-informed team. Like the details in the décor, the set 13 course menus change with the seasons (there's the option of 6 courses at lunch). Ambitious, skilful and hi..
Knowle Hill, New Town GB - Chew Magna BS40 8TQ
A cosy whitewashed pub with a characterful bar featuring church pews and an old range - and superb countryside views from the rustic dining room and terrace. Twice-daily menu of extremely fresh, seasonal produce, including locally sourced, hung and s..
The Sugar House GB - Bristol BS1 2NU
1 Chandos Rd GB - Bristol BS6 6PG
Appealing neighbourhood restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere and a simple, understated style. Menus are modern and highly original. Dishes are well-balanced and refreshingly lacking in over-adornment, displaying a lightness of touch and a real unders..