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