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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
History Museum
“Another example of Brunel’s great engineering. Plenty of cafes near by and enjoy a walk along the river.”
  • 102 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Situated in the centre of beautiful historic Bristol - all the stores, lots of independents, some areas undercover.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Bridge
“The Clifton Suspension Bridge, spanning the picturesque Avon Gorge, is the symbol of the city of Bristol. For almost 150 years this Grade I listed structure has attracted visitors from all over the world.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Zoo
“Discover over 400 species of exotic and endangered animals from across the globe at Bristol Zoo Gardens”
  • 54 locals recommend
History Museum
“It's free and has a couple of Banksys and allsorts. An esoteric mix of art and fascinating stuff!”
  • 69 locals recommend
Museum
“a lovely art space on the harbourside. lots of other places to eat and drink around the gallery as well.”
  • 76 locals recommend
Landmark
“We like to park on the Leigh Woods side of the bridge and walk across it for beautiful views of Bristol. Walk into Clifton village for a spot of shopping or visit the many coffee shops, bars and restaurants. Ask us for recommendations.”
  • 95 locals recommend
Art Gallery
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“An international arts centre and gallery with contemporary art exhibitions, artist's performance, music and dance events, poetry and book readings, talks, lectures and cinema.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Shopping, restaurants, cafes, a cinema and mini golf - everything you need if you find yourself with a rainy afternoon.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“Buzzing multi-arts venue with an arthouse cinema and cafe bar in a warehouse overlooking the water.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Theatre
“We are 16 mins drive from this lovely theatre or a bus from outside our property stops not far from outside the theatre.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Cabot tower is worth a visit for its spectacular view over the city centre.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Bar
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“Canteen-style bar and terrace next to a Banksy mural with free live music and locally sourced food.”
  • 60 locals recommend
Lodging
“A real gem, with a huge range of food options and market stalls. Definitely worth a visit”
  • 38 locals recommend
Bar
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“Rustic cafe/bar serving global tapas with an ethical spin, made using local and organic ingredients.”
  • 39 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Shopping Centre
“Situated in the centre of beautiful historic Bristol - all the stores, lots of independents, some areas undercover.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Bar
“Rustic cafe/bar serving global tapas with an ethical spin, made using local and organic ingredients.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Spa
“This makes an evening in Bristol. It’s also a delight in the day, incredible food that doesn’t cost the earth, the swim + eat packages are v good. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
“The One-Stop Thali is a trendy award-winning restaurant with a tasty and small menu of Indian food, including veggie and vegan options. It has a café/coffee-shop vibe and is popular with mums with pre-school kids in the morning and at lunchtime, and couples and groups of friends in the evening. They also have a small range of beer and wine, although it's not really a place to go for just a drink.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Theatre
“Well worth a visit, even to have some food or a drink. It has just been sympathetically refurbished, and is one of the country's oldest theatres. It's refurbishment has won awards. See a show, even better!”
  • 28 locals recommend
Bar
“Tapas-style dishes served in a cosy cafe-bar with quirky vintage decor and live music nights.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is bristol’s no.1 plush place to eat, one fun option could be afternoon tea with a walk to the Suspension Bridge before or after. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Award-winning restaurant in converted houses offering open kitchen with small plates of beautifully cooked food. Great wine list. Record player playing 70's tunes. ”
  • 28 locals recommend

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