Cheap flights to Bristol
Everybody loves Bristol. Not only for its picturesque harbour, its Georgian streets, and its beautiful setting on the River Avon, but also for its lively music scene, world-class restaurants and beautiful countryside surroundings. Located in the south west of England, Bristol’s setting can only be described as idyllic.
Riverside views surrounded by rolling hills and the city’s very own 400 acres of parkland known as The Downs all do their bit to attract tourists in their thousands. Once here, visitors can expect a city that revels in its pre-Victorian heritage with plenty of Georgian squares, crescents and churches to feast your eyes on. And when you’re not gawping at the magnificent buildings, you’ll no doubt be down at the trendy harbour checking out the bars, restaurants cafes and museums.
One of London's biggest fitness trends hits the West Country. Hidden, as many of the best things in Bristol are, in the basement of an impressive Clifton house, barrecore's brand new studio boasts a jam-packed timetable of dance-based fitness designed to lengthen and strengthen your body. Complete with motivational quotes and mirrored walls to help you do some serious sculpting, it's the perfect way to prep for a night at some of our fave cocktail bars just along the road.
Escape rooms have popped up all over the city this year, but there is one that has quickly become far more infamous than the rest. Not for the faint of heart, Hell in a Cell has taken up residency in the depths of the Old Crown Court prison cells, promising torment from a sadistic serial killer and nightmares for weeks to come. At the very least you'll see a whole new side to Bristol...if you make it out.
If you like your movie experience served with a side of al fresco picnicking and a stunning view, this year's Bristol Sunset Cinema is the perfect way to spend your summer evenings. Set in the beautiful grounds of historic mansion Ashton Court, the popular outdoor cinema club will be screening some of our favourite classic films, including The Goonies and The Matrix. There's no better way to see off the last of those long summer days. yplanapp.com/bristol/sunset-cinema
Get a proper taste of Bristol's vibrant foodie scene with a guided tour around the city's culinary highlights. Featuring everything from the best rated restaurants in the centre to hidden gems down cobbled streets, the tour combines history with eateries, feeding both mind and body.
The Paintworks certainly know how to put on a good party, and this October they're back with another gin extravaganza. The House of Gin brings the best of British distilling into one room, offering tastings aplenty as well as a boutique bar and bespoke cocktails. Get hold of a glass when doors open at 6pm and drink the night away.
Bath's favourite shoe designer Chantal Pilon has made the leap over to Bristol, opening a pop-up shop in Quakers Friars this summer. Chanii B has become internationally renowned for its trend led and beautifully crafted footwear, leading the way with its bold and highly textured aesthetic. We can't help but drool over this season's iridescent shoes and accessories; with everything from sandals to brogues, it's definitely justifiable to invest in the whole collection to see you through the summer. chaniibshoes.com
The shop formally known as Dutty has had a big year, with a brand new location and a brand new name. Think sportswear separates, oversize gold earrings and a treasure trove of vintage clothing, all against the colourful Cheltenham Road backdrop. thatthing.co
Just a ten minute train ride stands between you and a week-long celebration of all things fashionable, as Bath in Fashion returns for another year. Expect a stellar line-up of talks, events and catwalk shows, featuring the likes of Erdem and Zandra Rhodes. www.bathinfashion.co.uk