Bristol sits on the River Avon in South West England, and is famed for its maritime history, fiercely independent spirit and strong eco-conscience that earned it European Green Capital status in 2015.
Add to this a thriving food and drink scene, year-round festivals, cutting-edge street art culture, proximity to spectacular countryside and iconic local landmarks, and it’s no wonder Bristol is renowned for its distinctive identity.
Birthplace of Banksy and other iconic artists, Bristol boasts an incredible array of inspiring street art and graffiti tours are a ‘must-do’ experience, with the artists themselves guiding visitors around the city's ever-changing urban outdoor galleries.
As you’d expect in such a cultural hub, there are excellent museums and galleries in Bristol. Explore M Shed, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Royal West of England Academy, Arnolfini and Watershed along with the Old City buildings, cathedral and theatres, for a serious history and culture fix.
Bristol is home to over 400 parks and gardens - from sprawling estates, to historic squares and wooded trails harbouring beautiful cityscapes, you’re never far from green space in the city. Named as the UK’s first Cycling City, you’ll also find a hub of national cycle routes as well as a network of city bike lanes and organised tours. Beautiful countryside surrounds the city, making it a great base for days out to nearby South Gloucestershire, the Cotswolds, Somerset, Bath and Stonehenge.
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