City of Bristol Destination Guide

Explore / United Kingdom / Bristol
Explore City of Bristol Coast, Seaside and Beaches

The City of Bristol was a starting place for early voyages of exploration to the New World and visit today should take in the historical harbourside. The river Avon flows from Bath in the east, though the city and out into the Bristol Channel though the Avon Gorge. It is at the Avon gorge that you have the spectacular Clifton suspension bridge. For those interested in period properties then the city offers a wide variety of architectural styles, with buildings from most architectural periods. During the mid-19th century Bristol Byzantine, a style unique to the city, was developed, and several examples still survive today.

City of Bristol Bristol Coast Map


Want some ideas on where to visit?

Every favourite location must be visited for the first time. Want some ideas, why not check out the below small selection of coastal locations, including beaches, activities, things to see and do, and places to stay and eat:

Bristol Craft Beer Festival

Bristol Harbour Festival

Bristol Zoo

Place Tags: Animals - Wildlife and Zoos

Cabot Tower

Place Tags: History - Heritage

Clifton Cathedral

Place Tags: History - Heritage

M Shed

Place Tags: History - Heritage

Clifton Downs and Observatory

Place Tags: History - Heritage

Flatholm Lighthouse

Place Tags: Lighthouses

Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery

Place Tags: Museums