The city of Bristol

The harbourside

Discovering your city

Bristol is a fantastic place to live with a vibrant harbourside, green spaces and buzzing centre.

About places in Bristol

Green spaces

A green city

With over 450 parks and green spaces, you don't have to walk far in any direction before you come across a patch of green.

About Bristol's green credentials

St Paul's Carnival

A festival city

Bristol is famous for hosting a wide-range of festivals throughout the year.

About Bristol's festivals

DJ at Motion club

Going out

Bristol's music scene fires on all cylinders, with festivals championing new music and venues where you can enjoy everything from unsigned bands to chart acts.

About going out in Bristol

Our students always say how much they love the city of Bristol - from its friendly people and fantastic music scene to its vibrant harbourside, green spaces and buzzing centre. Best of all, Bristol is the perfect size, offering all the excitement of a big city packed into an area you can easily explore on foot or by bike.

Places in Bristol

Bristol combines the tradition of a historic port city with the atmosphere of a fast-paced, dynamic and modern metropolis.

Culture and the Arts 

Famous for its art and culture, Bristol is renowned for its events and festivals which are on offer all year round catering for an eclectic mix of interests.

Going out

Music and clubbing venues range from tiny lo-fi caverns to the 20,000 seat Ashton Gate Stadium.


From big-name stores and famous high-street names to hundreds of distinctive independent shops.

Green city

Bristol has over 450 parks and open spaces for you to enjoy, which is proportionately more than any other UK city.


Bristol hosts a wide range of festivals, including the acclaimed International Balloon Fiesta, St Paul's Carnival and the Harbour Festival.


International football matches, rock climbing in the Gorge, biking in Ashton Court or kite-flying on the Downs - if you love sport, you'll love Bristol.