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A seasonal guide to Bristol

Regardless of when you visit, Bristol offers the perfect balance of relaxation and adventure. Take a leasurly stroll along the Harbourfront district or explore the surrounding Somerset landscape when the weather is nice, or take shelter in one of the many cafés and galleries - there's never a bad to visit Bristol.

Bristol offers travellers everything they need for a great winter break

Bristol offers travellers everything they need for a great winter break

Winter

Smart travellers looking for a winter break in the UK should really consider heading to Bristol. Not only does the city boast an ever-changing cultural programme that includes theatre, art instillations and charming winter markets, the nearby countryside makes for some unforgettable sightseeing. The Clifton Suspension Bridge over Avon Gorge is a truly awesome feat of engineering, and visitors have enjoyed a trip to nearby Bath since Roman times. Better yet, gastronomy in the city is going from strength to strength, so there’s plenty of choice when you want to treat yourself at the end of a long day taking in the sights.

The city's Harbourside district are perfect for a spring stroll

The city's Harbourside district are perfect for a spring stroll

Spring

It’s almost like Bristol’s Harbourside district was created with long, lazy spring days in mind. If the prospect of strolling around while the sun glints off the water sounds appealing, or if you like idly deciding which chic eatery to try next, the Harbourside is definitely the place to go. And that’s just one small part of Bristol! There’s plenty more to explore, with sumptuous shopping at Cabot Circus, art galleries, parks, and even a dry-docked ship converted into a museum. Who said London has it all?

Bristol in the summer offers a balance between relaxation and adventure

Bristol in the summer offers a balance between relaxation and adventure

Summer

A relaxing day soaking up some cultural highlights? A spot of abseiling at the Avon Gorge? Or how about some classic British seaside fun on the North Somerset coastline? A summer in Bristol can be decadently relaxing one day and full of adrenaline-fuelled adventures the next – it all depends on what you’re looking for. The city offers a wealth of holiday experiences that make it a great pick for a UK summer break. It’s time you found out what makes Bristol so beguiling.

The surround Somerset landscape is best explored on a crisp autumn morning

The surround Somerset landscape is best explored on a crisp autumn morning

Fall

With restaurants, attractions and nightlife that are fast making Bristol a hotspot for a British break, there’s always something tempting on offer in the south-west’s biggest city. Autumn in Bristol will often be bright but chilly, making it the perfect time to zip from chic cafés to contemporary art galleries in the city centre. Though if you do wake up on one of those crisp, fresh October mornings, be sure to head out and explore the surrounding Somerset landscape. Dramatic and delightful, this slice of English countryside is truly stunning when autumn works its colourful magic.