15 Ways to Spend a Weekend in Bristol

England, Bristol Guide (B): 15 Ways to Spend a Weekend in Bristol

As a girl from Swindon, I always love to spend a weekend in Bristol. It’s like the cultural hub I never had here in the countryside. Bristol is a powerhouse of history, artists and bohemian independent spirit. You can find yourself in a 17th century pub one minute, a boat built in the 1800s the next and then explore the historic streets of Bristol admiring ever changing modern street art. There are so many things to occupy a weekend in Bristol, you may have a hard time choosing. So, I’ve made a list below of my favourite ways to spend a weekend in Bristol if you love art and history. There will be something in here for everyone and for all types of budgets. Did you know that many museums and attractions in Bristol are FREE to visit? Well, you do now!

Bristol is a city based in the South West of England and the River Avon snakes through it. It’s famous for its maritime history and, back in the day, was a famous and powerful trading port. You can reach Bristol a few ways:

- Bristol By Car: From London or Wales take the M4 and alight at Junction 19 for the M32. From the M5, you can take junction 20.  ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 15 Ways to Spend a Weekend in Bristol
Guide Location: England » Bristol
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Sophie Pearce
Read it on author's website: http://thirdeyetraveller.com/weekend-in-bristol-art-history
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Bristol Temples Meads
  • The Berkeley Suites
  • Berkeley Square Hotel
  • S.S. Great Britain
  • Being Brunel Museum
  • Wapping Wharf
  • Clifton Suspension Bridge
  • visitor centre
  • Clifton Observatory
  • Giants Cave
  • Cabot Tower
  • Brandon Park
  • Well Hung Lover
  • Mild Mild West
  • Stokes Croft
  • Bear Pit
  • The Canteen
  • Bristol Cathedral
  • Park Street
  • College Green
  • Hatchett Inn
  • Orchard Avenue
  • The Harbourside
  • Queens Square
  • Llandoger trow
  • Leonard lane
  • St Nicholas street
  • Corn Exchange
  • Bristol Museum
  • St Nicholas Market
  • Pieminister
  • The Christmas Steps
  • Christmas Steps pub
  • Chance and Counters
  • John Fosters Almshouse
  • Three Kings of Cologne Chapel
  • Cliftonwood Crescent
  • Argyle place
  • Ambrose Road
  • The M-shed
  • The Florist Café
  • Quay Street
  • Castle Park
  • Norman castle
  • St Nicholas’ church
  • St Mary’s church in Redcliffe
  • Blaise castle folly
  • Ashton Court Manor House
  • village of Clifton
  • Cabot Circus
  • Bristol Old Vic
  • Hippodrome