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Things to do in Bristol

Keeping up with some of the other interesting things to do here in Bristol. Our city has so much to offer here is just a glimpse of some other things you can do.

A trip on one of our boats will show off fascinating and beautiful sights in and around the city dock or on rural stretches of the Avon but there are many other things you can do during your visit to Bristol. Take a look below and see whats happening this month

Things To Do 2019

Festival Of Nature: 26th - 29th of April

Bristol Harbour Festival: 19th -2st July


Brunels Clifton Suspension Bridge

This year we are celebrating 150 years of the bridge being open.

This iconic and magnificent bridge was completed in 1864. Construction on the bridge had started 33 years before hand on the 21st of June 1831.

Brunel never saw the completion of the Bridge as he died in 1859. His fellow engineers and friends at the Institute of Civil Engineering thought the completion of the bridge would be a fitting memorial. By 1860 they had raised the funds to complete the bridge and 4 years later on the 8th of December 1864 the bridge was finally opened.

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Banksy Graffiti Bristol

Bristol is the home of contemporary street artists Bansky. Much of his early street art can be found in Bristol. Searching for his art in the city is easy and often new pieces arrive overnight. For Banksy art work visit

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Camera Obscura Bristol

A fantastic thing to do on a sunny day. The camera obscura projects a panoramic view of the surrounding area onto a white surface inside a darkened room. Possible to see great views of the Avon Gorge, Clifton Down and the Suspension Bridge.

The building it's self was completed in 1766 and was originally used as a windmill, later to be converted to a snuff mill, using the power of the wind to grind snuff. web link

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St Mary Redcliffe Church

When Queen Elizabeth the 1st visited Bristol in 1574 she described St Mary Redcliffe Church as 'The goodliest, fairest and most famous parish church in England.' The Church is open to the public during the day (unless a service is taking place) and well worth a visit. There are organ concerts on Thursdays during term time from 1.15-1.55pm with free admission.

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Bristol Hydrogen Boat

A collaboration involving Bristol Packet Boat Trips to design and develop the UK first Hydrogen Fuel Cell passenger ferry. The vessel named Hydrogenesis in now undergoing trials in the City Docks Bristol is once again leading the way in marine technology.

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Sea Walls Avon Gorge View Point

Great views up and down the Avon Gorge. On a clear day you can see across the Bristol Channel to Wales

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