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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
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
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
- 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..
The Sugar House, Narrow Lewins Mead GB - Bristol BS1 2NU
With a secluded courtyard and award-winning bistro, this historic hotel offers luxury rooms with free Wi-Fi. Hotel du Vin Bristol is a 10-minute walk from the vibrant Waterside area. The elegant bedrooms feature Egyptian linen and air conditioning. ..
2 Lower Castle Street, Old Market GB - Bristol BS1 3AD
In the heart of Bristol, close to all of the city centre’s businesses, shops and attractions, this 4-star family-friendly hotel offers spacious accommodation and modern facilities, including an indoor swimming pool. There is free WiFi in public areas..
Broad Quay GB - Bristol BS1 4DA
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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..
6 Chandos Rd GB - BS6 6PE Bristol
Simple neighbourhood restaurant run by an experienced young chef. Small plates feature 3 or 4 ingredients in boldly flavoured combinations with a classic heart and a modern touch. For something sweeter, pay a visit to the dessert bar, where every dis..
The Sugar House, Narrow Lewins Mead GB - BS1 2NU Bristol
1 Chandos Rd GB - BS6 6PG Bristol
An appealing neighbourhood restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere and a simple understated style. Well-balanced dishes display a lightness of touch and a real understanding of flavours - they are also refreshingly lacking in over-adornment. The meringu..
34 Cotham Hill GB - BS6 6LA Bristol
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..
17 Weston Rd GB - BS41 9LA Long Ashton
Tiny country pub with three small but smartly decorated rooms. Quirky touches include an antelope's head and a wall covered in pages from Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management. Menus offer tasty, carefully cooked British dishes which let local an..
38 High St, Westbury-on-Trym GB - BS9 3DZ Bristol
Casamia is very passionately run by two brothers and a well-informed team. The set 13 course menu (with the option of 6 courses at lunch) changes with the seasons and is inspired by the brothers' childhood memories. Ambitious, skilful, highly innovat..
Knowle Hill, New Town GB - BS40 8TQ Chew Magna
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..
5-7 Welsh Back GB - BS1 4SP Bristol
Barley Wood Walled Garden, Long Ln GB - BS40 5SA Wrington
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. Burger nights Tues and Weds..
Quakers Floor GB - BS1 3BZ Bristol
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.