Things to do in Bristol
Once a nondescript road, Nelson Street is now lined with graffiti-daubed walls courtesy of some of the world’s best-known street artists. This outdoor exhibition is one heck of a way to shout about Bristol’s contribution to guerrilla art.
SS Great Britain
The world’s first ocean liner, SS Great Britain, has been restored to its former glory. Designed by Bristol’s own Brunel, it’s complete with authentic sounds, smells and interactive stories. There’s even a 30m rigging waiting to be climbed. Ahoy!
At-Bristol Science Centre
Anywhere that’s broken the world record for stringing the longest string of popcorn is obviously worth a visit, so make sure you go to At-Bristol Science Centre. There's a planetarium and loads of other sci-tastic stuff.
Clifton Suspension Bridge
Think of Bristol and you probably think of the Clifton Suspension Bridge. Walk across Brunel’s iconic construction at your own pace, pop into the visitor centre or go on a guided tour of this incredible feat of engineering.
In days gone by, many a voyage of discovery bound for the New World set sail from Bristol’s floating harbour. Today, people come here to discover the modern world of eating, drinking, shopping and culture. For anyone staying at our Bristol business hotels, Harbourside is the ideal place to entertain, or enjoy a spot of time-out from a hectic schedule.
On two feet
Bristol Street Art Tours give the inside line on the history of Bristol’s furtive community. Expect to see originals by Banksy, Inkie and 3D. You could also visit Bristol Zoo, with many Premier Inn's nearby.
On two wheels
Cycle the City hire out vintage bikes, and organise tours such as the Lost Bristol Harbour Tour and Bristol’s Ale Trail.
For a leisurely way to see the sights, head for the river and jump aboard one of the Bristol Ferry Boats or a Number Seven Boat Trip.