Experience TripAdvisor’s 5 Best Things to Do in Bristol

People all across the world look to TripAdvisor when they need to find something fun to do in a place they’re thinking of visiting, and there certainly are plenty of options for anyone heading to Bristol. With that in mind, we thought we’d put together this quick overview of TripAdvisor’s top five things to do.

  1. Brunel’s SS Great Britain

Having scored high across 6,892 reviews, the SS Great Britain has captured the top spot for things to do in Bristol. Designed by the legendary Isambard Kingdom Brunel, it’s a testament to the 19th century naval supremacy of the British Empire. During your visit, expect to discover how it felt to spend your life at sea during the golden age of steam.

  1. Smoke & Mirrors

Bristol’s cool theatre pub is home to magicians, stand-up comedians, musicians, and plenty of other live performers. While you watch and listen to them, you can enjoy a good drink and some stone baked pizza. It’s the sort of unique night-time hotspot that makes Bristol feel so unique.

  1. Clifton Suspension Bridge

Raking in a cool 6,710 reviews, Clifton Suspension Bridge is another brainchild of Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Designed and built in 1836, it stuns tourists and locals to this day. At 702 feet long and 250 feet high, it spans the Avon Gorge between Clifton and Leigh Woods to provide wonderful views over Bristol and the surrounding area.

  1. Wills Memorial Building

This Neo Gothic building designed by Sir George Oatley was begun in 1915 but not opened until 1925. It’s considered one of the last of England’s great Gothic buildings, and it’s become a popular landmark. Climb to the top of the 68-meter tower for panoramic views across Bristol. While you’re there, visit the Great Hall, the Old Council Camber, and the Library.

  1. Oakham Treasures

One of the largest privately-owned museums of retail and farming history in the UK, Oakham Treasures has turned into an award-winning attraction since opening its doors in 2008. There’s something for visitors of all ages.

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