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Ranked #1 of 97 attractions in Bristol
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Category: ; Ships; Museums
Owner description: Step back in time when you board Brunel’s ss Great Britain. Discover the true stories behind the ship that changed the... more » Owner description: Step back in time when you board Brunel’s ss Great Britain. Discover the true stories behind the ship that changed the world.Experience the sights, sounds and smells of life on board for Victorian passengers and crew. Descend under water below the glass ‘sea’ to touch the world’s first great ocean liner. « less
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Ranked #2 of 97 attractions in Bristol
Category: Bridges; Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Landmarks
Owner description: Designed and built in 1836 by a young engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, this 702-foot-long, 250-foot-high suspension bridge... more » Owner description: Designed and built in 1836 by a young engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, this 702-foot-long, 250-foot-high suspension bridge gracefully spans the Avon Gorge between Clifton and Leigh Woods. « less
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Ranked #3 of 97 attractions in Bristol
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks
Owner description: Take a tour of the Bristol University Wills Memorial building and meet the 7th largest bell in the UK, as well as being there... more » Owner description: Take a tour of the Bristol University Wills Memorial building and meet the 7th largest bell in the UK, as well as being there when the famous Great George strikes. Whilst on the tour, you can climb to the top of the 215ft tower and see the panoramic views of Bristol. You will also visit the Great Hall, the Library, the Old Council Chamber and the Reception Room. The tours are held on the first Wednesday and Saturday of each month. However, due to an increase in demand, tours are also being held most Saturdays at 12:30pm. Wednesday tours are at 12:15 and 12:30. Saturday tours are at 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00 and 12:30 Prices Visitors: £5 Students and Senior Citizens: £3 Children between 8 - 11: £1 The Tour is not suitable for children under 8 years of age. Group bookings and night tours are available upon request. « less
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Ranked #4 of 97 attractions in Bristol
Category: Ferries/ Boats; Tours; Other
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Ranked #5 of 97 attractions in Bristol
Owner description: Little Kitchen is a Bristol based, specialist cookery school, providing a relaxed, well equipped cooking environment,... more » Owner description: Little Kitchen is a Bristol based, specialist cookery school, providing a relaxed, well equipped cooking environment, offering a variety of workshops for adults and children, as well as Hen Parties and Team building classes. « less
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Ranked #6 of 97 attractions in Bristol
Category: Cemeteries; Cultural
Owner description: Step into a secret world and discover 45 green acres, close to the heart of Bristol, where the history of the city is told in... more » Owner description: Step into a secret world and discover 45 green acres, close to the heart of Bristol, where the history of the city is told in a leafy and tranquil setting, rich in walks, wildlife, architecture, fascinating displays and memorials. Arnos Vale has something for everyone and it is open all year round with FREE admission. The Gift Shop is open 7 days a week. Cafe open 7 days a week. With a varied and exciting events programme - there is so much happening at Arnos Vale - see our website for more details « less
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Ranked #7 of 97 attractions in Bristol
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #8 of 97 attractions in Bristol
Category: Historic Sites; Observation Decks/ Towers; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #9 of 97 attractions in Bristol
Category: Science Museums; Museums
Owner description: There is so much to discover for all the family with At-Bristol!With hundreds of hands-on exhibits to explore, live shows and... more » Owner description: There is so much to discover for all the family with At-Bristol!With hundreds of hands-on exhibits to explore, live shows and a Planetarium, At-Bristol is one of the UK’s biggest and most exciting interactive science centres. « less
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Ranked #10 of 97 attractions in Bristol
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #11 of 97 attractions in Bristol
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Landmarks
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Ranked #12 of 97 attractions in Bristol
Category: History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #13 of 97 attractions in Bristol
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #14 of 97 attractions in Bristol
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #15 of 97 attractions in Bristol
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Ranked #16 of 97 attractions in Bristol
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: What secrets lie behind the bright red door? Step inside the TARDIS and experience more than 400 years of history in the... more » Owner description: What secrets lie behind the bright red door? Step inside the TARDIS and experience more than 400 years of history in the museum where you feel you have left the modern world behind. From 'royal party house' of the 16th Century to Victorian reform school for girls, see how the lodge has changed over time. « less
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Ranked #17 of 97 attractions in Bristol
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums; Specialty Museums; Cultural
Owner description: Discover what a Bristol sugar plantation and slave owner's home might have looked like around 1790. Eleven rooms spread over... more » Owner description: Discover what a Bristol sugar plantation and slave owner's home might have looked like around 1790. Eleven rooms spread over four floors reveal what life was like above and below stairs, from the kitchen in the basement where servants prepared meals to the elegant formal rooms above. « less
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Ranked #18 of 97 attractions in Bristol
Category: Scenic Railroads; Landmarks
Owner description: Bristol and Bath's heritage steam railway, offering a six mile round trip which takes passengers along sections of the old... more » Owner description: Bristol and Bath's heritage steam railway, offering a six mile round trip which takes passengers along sections of the old Midland Railway, providing a chance to see the magnificent River Avon Valley from a unique viewpoint. « less
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Ranked #19 of 97 attractions in Bristol
Category: History Museums; Museums
Owner description: Explore our collections of art, nature and history on display in this beautiful building. Find out about the last billion... more » Owner description: Explore our collections of art, nature and history on display in this beautiful building. Find out about the last billion years of earth's history, explore the region's natural wonders and discover more about peoples' lives, past and present. Entry to the Museum is free. « less
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Ranked #20 of 97 attractions in Bristol
Category: Art Galleries; Cultural
Owner description: The Royal West of England Academy exists for everyone with an interest in art and design.Our artistic programme promotes... more » Owner description: The Royal West of England Academy exists for everyone with an interest in art and design.Our artistic programme promotes inspiring work by our Academicians and Artist Members, and brings high profile exhibitions by established artists to Bristol. The RWA’s aim is to provide an inclusive programme of exhibitions, events and education in order to enhance the knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of art to the people who visit. The Royal West of England Academy (RWA) is one of only five Royal Academies of Art in the UK. It is a registered charity which has been self-supporting for over 150 years and possesses an outstanding Grade II* listed building, galleries and permanent fine art collection. The RWA has HM Queen Elizabeth II as its patron. Education is an important element in any gallery experience and the RWA aims to supply programmes that provide quality art education in the gallery environment for all levels of ability, age and understanding. More details about forthcoming events and the types of activities we offer can be found on the Events pages. The Academy is situated in the academic heart of Bristol where Queen's Road meets Whiteladies Road. Read more about how the Academy was founded on our History page, and for more about our current work read our Behind the Scenes blog or our RWA President blog. Visitor information, including how to find us, opening hours and access info, can be found on our website. « less
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Ranked #21 of 97 attractions in Bristol
Category: Historic Sites; Parks; Cultural
Historic site consists of a sixteenth-century house and deer park with a nineteenth century garden.
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Ranked #22 of 97 attractions in Bristol
Category: Castles; Cultural
Owner description: Who hasn't dreamed of staying in a romantic castle tucked away in the English countryside? You can at the 16th-century... more » Owner description: Who hasn't dreamed of staying in a romantic castle tucked away in the English countryside? You can at the 16th-century Thornbury, which is a perfect home base for exploring the region of South Wales, the Cotswolds, Bristol, Wye Valley and Somerset. « less
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Ranked #23 of 97 attractions in Bristol
Category: Zoos/Aquariums
Owner description: At Bristol Zoo Gardens you can enjoy an amazing world of animals, all within our award-winning 12 acre gardens. With over... more » Owner description: At Bristol Zoo Gardens you can enjoy an amazing world of animals, all within our award-winning 12 acre gardens. With over 400 species and 9 animals houses under cover, you'll enjoy your visit whatever the weather. We suggest you allow 2-5 hours for your visit to really take in everything we have to offer.By visiting Bristol Zoo you will be directly contributing to the conservation of endangered species and habitats. « less
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Ranked #24 of 97 attractions in Bristol
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #25 of 97 attractions in Bristol
Owner description: The Museum tells the story of 150 years of psychiatric care through a unique and extraordinary collection of objects, and... more » Owner description: The Museum tells the story of 150 years of psychiatric care through a unique and extraordinary collection of objects, and photographs, creating a vivid picture of life and work in the former hospital. The Museum is situated within the Victorian chapel in the grounds of the building which opened in 1861 as Bristol Lunatic Asylum. It was a psychiatric hospital for many years with over a 1000 patients residing there. In 1994, Glenside Hospital closed. Since the 1880's some form of Nurse Training has been delivered on this site. The Museum has a special First World War exhibition telling the story of the people and place who were there. The Asylum was requisitioned by the War Office and became Beaufort War Hospital from 1915 to 1919 specialising in orthopaedics. The Museum is entirely run by volunteers and is open every Wednesday and Saturday morning from 10.00am-12.30pm. The volunteers will open the museum at other times for groups by appointment. Did you know: The collection was begun by Dr Donal Early, a consultant psychiatrist at the hospital and was first displayed in 1984 on the balcony in the dining room. Did you know: The Asylum used to be self-sufficient, with land, gardens and green houses providing fruit and vegetables. The site used to have a piggery, as well as farming chickens and cows. After 97 years providing food and money for the hospital the pigs were wiped out by swine fever in 1958 and not replaced. The smell and yearly infestation of summer flies departed with them. Did you know: Within the Glenside Campus walls there are over 1000 trees, some 180 different types « less
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Ranked #26 of 97 attractions in Bristol
Category: Museums
Owner description: See amazing film and photographs, listen to moving personal stories, encounter rare and quirky objects and add your own... more » Owner description: See amazing film and photographs, listen to moving personal stories, encounter rare and quirky objects and add your own memories of Bristol through the interactive displays. From prehistoric times to the present day, M Shed tells the story of the city and its unique place in the world. « less
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Ranked #27 of 97 attractions in Bristol
Category: Observatories/ Planetariums; Caverns/ Caves; Museums
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Ranked #28 of 97 attractions in Bristol
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks
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Ranked #29 of 97 attractions in Bristol
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #30 of 97 attractions in Bristol
Category: Islands; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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