Bristol has so much to offer its visitors. Bursting at the seams with famous landmarks, family activities, events and hidden treasures, enjoy exploring this wonderful city.

Bristol has been amongst the country’s largest and most economically and culturally important cities for eight centuries, and has a wealth of history to explore.

Make the most of the city’s museums, art galleries and cultural attractions, we’ve listed some of our favourites below.


Brunel’s SS Great Britain

Imagine stepping back in time, on board the world’s first great ocean liner, Brunel’s ss Great Britain, in Bristol’s historic Harbourside.

Experience what life was like on board the ship that changed the world.

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The Matthew

The Matthew

The Matthew of Bristol, a replica of the English ship that discovered North America in 1497.

The replica really does bring to life how hard it must have been to sail the Atlantic all those years ago.

Next to the SS Great Britain.

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Bristol Cathedrals

Bristol Cathedrals

Bristol is blessed with two Cathedrals, in College Green – Bristol Cathedral, dating from the 12th century.

Closer to the hotel is the Catholic Clifton Cathedral, a stark comparison to Bristol Cathedral, dating from the 70s.

M Shed Bristol Museum

M Shed and Bristol Docks

M Shed is a museum dedicated to telling the amazing history of the city, through the objects and stories of the people who have made the city what it is today.

Located on the historic dockside, M Shed boasts three galleries exploring the history of Bristol from prehistoric times to the present day.

Surrounding the M Shed are the historic Bristol Docks, full of the scars of real working life. Enjoy wandering around them, watching the now leisure activities that take place on the water.

Chocolate! at M Shed

Clifton Suspension Bridge

Clifton Suspension Bridge

We are lucky enough to have this iconic landmark right on our doorstep, Clifton Suspension Bridge is a must see.

For all the history, there is an information centre open 10 – 5pm daily. See displays and artefacts explaining the history, construction and maintenance.

Free weekend and bank holiday guided tours are available between Easter and October, find out more.

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery tells the story of our world in every display, from the beginning of time to the present day.

19 galleries over 3 floors reveal fascinating cultures, ancient civilisations, human invention and creativity, as well as showcasing our beautiful and fragile natural world. With thousands of amazing objects on display, one visit just isn’t enough.

Free entry
Open Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm
Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays, 10am to 6pm.
Closed on Mondays