1. Its Independent Life You should head to Gloucester Road for a tour of the independent shops where you can buy a host of local products. This is the street which boasts more independent shops than any other street in the UK. Recently, Tesco planned to open a shop here and there were strong protests against the move. You are sure to find some really good and unique things from one of the shops. 3. The UK’s first Cycling City Bristol is surrounded by hilly countryside. However, that is hardly a roadblock for the thousands of people who get around the UK’s first Cycling City on two wheels. The first part of the National Cycle Network was built in Bristol and there’s even a huge troop of fixed gear cyclists here who are very much active on the cycling circuit in and around Bristol. 5. Fascinating Street Art Walking down the streets of Bristol is visual treat owing to the amazing work of street artists. Nelson Street is an example of how street art can transform even the most dull area into a open air art show. South of the river, artist Upfest does the same thing with huge pieces remaining on the side of many buildings on North Street. 6. Lively Festivals Summer is the liveliest with three festivals happening simultaneously every weekend, from music festival Love Saves The Day in Castle Park to Mayfest which always brings theatre to unusual venues. There are also food festivals to celebrate the city’s vibrant food culture, in addition to the regular favourites such as the Harbour Festival and Balloon Fiesta.
Bristol is a uniquely beautiful city with lovely views of South West England countryside and historical heritage to explore South West England neighbours Bristol and the city is surrounded by North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, with the cities of Bath and Gloucester to the south-east and north-east, respectively. Bristol has bagged the top place as the UK’s “best places to live in Britain” in the Sunday Times Best Places to Live Guide for 2017. The city was acclaimed as “a small city that feels like a big city”, it was praised for being “handily placed for seaside and scenery” but “hardly cut off”. But it said, with lots of “glamorous, creative, hi-tech and professional” jobs on offer and “great” food and drink – the city “crams in all the culture you could wish for”. Owing to its natural beauty, historical and cultural heritage and the lively, friendly spirit of the people of Bristol, it is quite popular with tourists. It is the perfect weekend getaway for those who want to relax away from the hustle bustle of city life.