12 Days of Bristmas: The best things to do in Bristol this Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, here in beautiful Bristol… For the last few weeks, I’ve been out and about exploring some of the best things to do in and around the city, as part of Visit Bristol’s #MerryBristmas celebrations and I have 12 festive treats in…

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Bristol Open Doors Festival: Discovering Bristol’s Hidden City

Sometimes there’s nothing better than being a tourist in your own city. Bristol Open Doors festival gives locals the perfect excuse to get out and explore the best bits of Bristol – from the city’s most iconic landmarks to its forgotten gems. Now in its 26th year, Bristol Open…

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University of Bristol Botanic Garden: Bristol’s best keep secret

Psst – I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Tucked away in the leafy suburb of Stoke Bishop, near The Downs, is one of Bristol’s best hidden gems. The University of Bristol Botanic Garden is an idyllic oasis of calm and the perfect place to escape…

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Stepping back in time at Brunel’s SS Great Britain, Bristol

There are few sights in Bristol more iconic than Brunel’s historic SS Great Britain. I must have walked past those towering masts and colourful flags more than a thousand times, so I was delighted to be invited to climb aboard this month as part of their enchanting Summer Spectacular!…

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Spring in Tyntesfield: A must-do day trip from Bristol

Tyntesfield has been on my Bristol bucket list for as long as I can remember, so with Spring in full bloom, it seemed like the perfect time to finally make a visit to this beautiful National Trust site in North Somerset. Located just 7 miles outside of Bristol, Tyntesfield…

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10 ways to beat the January blues in Bristol

And just like that, the festive season is over for another year. The fridge is the barest it’s been in weeks; the Christmas tree is looking more than a little sorry for itself; and the festive films have disappeared in a puff from Netflix. But there’s no need to…

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Story-telling and street art in Stokes Croft & Montpelier

Sometimes, there’s nothing better than being a tourist in your own town. It’s so easy to walk by the same places day after day, without ever really knowing the history, the stories, or the people behind them. Which is why I jumped at the chance to join an exclusive…

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Up, Up and away… The magic of Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

There’s a certain time of year in Bristol when, as soon as you open your eyes in the morning, you get that same excited feeling that you did as a kid on Christmas Day… You rush to the window and look outside but instead of a white world, it’s…

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