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))
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  
Author: Sophie Pearce
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