WHY Bristol?


Bristol is a unique city located in the hills of South-West of England filled with historic maritime, museums, year-round festivals and greenery. The city boasts how wonderful the passionate residents are and that the city is one of a kind to the rest of the country. We've picked out some of our favourite things to do and places to go in Bristol including landmarks, parks, eateries, coffee shops, and places to drink in Bristol. 

1. Landmarks: Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

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Home to Egyptian mummies, Alfred the Gorilla, a Gypsy Caravan, art galleries and seasonal exhibitions, The Bristol Museum & Art Gallery is a three-floored treasure trove of fascination, perfect for international students wanting to take in some local and national history. Best of all it's open 7 days a week and is FREE. 

Notable Mentions:

Brunel’s Ss Great Britain - "Discover the ship that changed the world". Student tickets are a little pricey at £11, but this includes free unlimited return visits for a year.

Bristol Aquarium - Meet Bolt the electric eel and don't miss the mid-week shark feeds on Tuesday on Thursdays. 

2. Best Greens: Queen Square


"Queen Square is a magnificent Georgian park area in the heart of Bristol, surrounded by trees and cobbled streets."

"Nestled amongst Bristol's Harbourside and Old City areas, Queen Square is a popular retreat for nearby workers and visitors to the city who are looking to relax. The square also regularly hosts outdoor theatre, concerts and other major events, all against the backdrop of the magnificent Georgian town houses that dominate views across the square." Visit Bristol

Notable Mentions:

The Downs - Large green areas around the outskirts of the city centre - perfect for picnics, exercise and playing sports (British weather permitting of course).

Greville Smyth Park - A large community park close to the city centre and the River Avon, with 3 football pitches, tennis courts and five outdoor exercising stations.