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Bishopston

Bishopston is a vibrant suburb in the north of Bristol. The suburb was developed around the popular Gloucester Road, which is famous for its excellent array of independent shops as well as plenty of wining and dining options in the form of gastropubs, traditional pubs, cafes and restaurants. Thanks to being a thriving hub of… Read more

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St Andrews

Situated less than two miles north of the city centre, St Andrews is a small and charming suburb that is well connected to the thriving Gloucester Road and the city centre. Most of the buildings were built in the late nineteenth century, plus there has been some newer development after the First World War and… Read more

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Long Ashton

Long Ashton is a village towards the south-west of Bristol and technically just outside the Bristol city urban area boundary. The village and civil parish fall under the Unitary Authority of North Somerset but is close enough to the centre of Bristol so as to make it an ideal location for visiting this part of… Read more

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Henleaze

Henleaze is a residential suburb in the north of Bristol. There is a concentration of entirely Edwardian streets towards the south of the area and this attractive Bristol suburb is also home to a number of listed buildings of ‘exceptional interest’. The oldest of the listed buildings is a beautiful thatched cottage that dates back… Read more

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Southville

Southville is a fun and interesting area immediately to the south-west of Bristol city centre, situated on the south bank of the River Avon. Renowned for its vibrant street art and a selection of bars, cafes, restaurants and independent shops, the area has become increasingly gentrified over the last decade or so. The resident population… Read more

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Westbury on Trym

The historic village of Westbury-on-Trym is not in fact a village but a picturesque suburb of Bristol located in the north-west of the city (although it was once a village). Much of the residential property in the area dates from the Victorian era or the 1930s, with the area populated by a number of well-preserved… Read more

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Redland

Stretching between Clifton village and the vibrant bustle of Gloucester Road, Redland is one of the most sought after suburbs in North Bristol. To the west, Redland is bordered by Whiteladies Road, which is lined with cafés, restaurants, and shops, and runs from the edge of the Clifton Triangle all the way up to the… Read more

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National Trust Properties and Estates near Bristol

You don’t need to travel back in time to experience England’s rich history. From the Iron age to the Victorian era, the National Trust has preserved many beautiful estates around the country. Bristol and the countryside surrounding it, including Somerset and Gloucestershire, are an absolute treasure trove of National Trust gems and in this guide,… Read more

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Clifton

In a city where each neighbourhood has its own distinct character, Clifton still manages to stand out. Sitting on the base of an Iron Age fort, this exclusive suburb is the opulent centrepiece of Bristol — where Georgian streets are lined with chic boutiques, cosy cafes, and architecture that exudes class and style. The lower part… Read more

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Bristol’s Top 10 Bristol’s Historic Attractions

Brunel’s SS Great Britain No visit to Bristol would be complete without stepping on board the world’s first great ocean liner. This awe-inspiring steamship, built in 1843 by the Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, is easily one of the city’s top visitor attractions (and one of two of Brunel’s must see structures – see number… Read more

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Bristol’s Top 10 Museums and Art Galleries

M Shed Originally a transit shed from the 1950s, the M Shed is now a thriving museum that offers a unique insight into the history of Bristol. The M Shed now houses a large collection of objects and artefacts. In addition to plenty of displays detailing historical facts, this living museum includes many working exhibits,… Read more

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A Guide to Bristol’s Street Art

Bristol’s culture can be summed up in many ways; the city’s thriving multicultural residents, it’s unique and distinctive music scene, it’s culinary brilliance, but perhaps more than anything else Bristol is known around the world as a hotbed for street art and the birthplace of Banksy. Whilst Banksy may have put Bristol street art on the… Read more