Bristol's Clifton Suspension Bridge with the sun setting in the background

Welcome to Bristol.
A vibrant, friendly place to live and study

Sixteen hot air balloons flying over and taking off from Bristol Harbour on a sunny day Bristol is famous for

What is Bristol known for? Find out and fall in love with our city.

Two people walking past a wall decorated with vibrant and abstract graffiti. Explore Bristol

Bristol's neighbourhoods reflect a diverse and exciting city. 

A panorama of St Ives bay in Cornwall. There are many people on the beach and many boats in the sea. Explore the South West and Wales

Bristol is perfectly located for day trips across south-west England and Wales.

The Avon river and surrounding Avon Gorge. The iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge crosses them, with Clifton Observatory visible behind it. Maps and travel

How to get to Bristol and find your way around.

A map of Ireland and the United Kingdom, with markers showing the locations of Bristol and London. About Bristol

  • The largest city in the South West
  • Population of 449,300
  • 90 minutes from London
  • Easy access to nearby cities, beaches and rolling landscapes
  • Georgian architecture, gritty graffiti and harbourside living
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