Bristol's top attractions

As the buzzing 'capital of the west country', Bristol is packed full of edgy nightlife and great activities. Offering a similar experience to London but on a smaller scale, astag weekend in Bristoloffers endless possibilities. If you have some free time check out these local attractions. From Banksy artwork to Bristol Docks, you'll find something for everyone.

Blackbeard to Banksy Guided Tour Bristol
Blackbeard to Banksy Guided Tour

Banksy artwork

Banksy has gone from local street artist to global phenomenon and a byword for clever and astute graffiti. As his local stomping ground, Bristol hides some great works by the artist, including many hidden in plain view. Take a guided tour of the city’s street art scene and stop in some of the local watering holes as you go!

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Bristol Docks and Waterfront

Bristol Docks & Waterfront

Once the thriving heart of industrial Bristol, the sprawling waterfront between the SS Great Britain and the town centre has been redeveloped and now offers a more refined and modern experience. There are countless bars, restaurants and nightclubs.

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Clifton suspension bridge in Bristol

Clifton Suspension Bridge

The other icon of the city built by local hero Isambard Kingdom Brunel is a must visit for the views as well as the history. You’ll find a visitor centre as well as options for guided tours offering a fascinating local perspective on this marvel of engineering. If you’re looking for a definitive image of your visit to Bristol then this is the place to come!

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Clifton Triangle and Park Street Bristol

Clifton Triangle & Park Street

Bustling Park Street is the centre of alternative shopping in Bristol, lined with independent and boutique shops alongside the cooler high street offerings. As a favourite haunt for students and the city’s alternative crowd, you’ll find plenty of restaurants, bars and pubs and edgy pop up events.

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The Apple

Somerset Cider

Surely no trip to the Westcountry is complete without at least trying some of the local tipple? Somerset cider is available for all tastes, from the classic strong and punchy scrumpy through to fruit flavoured sweet ciders and perrys.

If you want to go somewhere you can really get stuck into Somerset’s most famous export then we recommend The Apple. This permanently moored boat near the city centre is home to a huge range of the best ciders, with something for every palate.

Brunel’s SS Great Britain
Brunel’s SS Great Britain

SS Great Britain

The icon of Bristol, the SS Great Britain was a pioneering passenger ship that was once the largest ocean going liner on the high seas. Today the ship is part of an excellent museum complex that has been voted one of the best attractions in Britain. A fascinating and cultural way to start your stag or hen do in Bristol.

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We the Curious - Bristol

We The Curious

This interactive science centre is a captivating way to spend a few hours, especially if the weather is a bit too ‘British’. You’ll find science experiments, exhibits and a 3D planetarium to stimulate your sense of wonder!

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Bristol really is a city of two halves. You’ll be spoiled for fun daytime activities; and by night the city really comes alive with some of the best nightlife in the country, making it a truly unforgettable destination for anystag weekend. Check out moreBristol stag weekend ideasto really make the most of your stag weekend. If you’re looking for a buzzing city weekend you won’t forget then Bristol is a great choice.