Bristol is renowned as one of the UK’s most exciting and fastest growing cities. Full of stunning architecture, a rich maritime history, numerous parks and green spaces with stunning views; there’s a spot for everyone to call home.
For the culture fans, the city holds an incredible number of annual festivals and international events, including the Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival, the world-famous Bristol Balloon Fiesta and Harbour Festival. The Bristol Hippodrome and Colston Hall host international stars and touring West-End shows. With plans now approved for the Bristol Arena, a new 12,000 capacity venue in Temple Quarter, expect even more big names in the future.
Bristol also has a unique harbourside to explore, packed with top-class restaurants such as the Michelin-starred Casamia, as well as the Brunel-built SS Great Britain, M-Shed and Arnolfini museums to explore.
If shopping’s your bag, Bristol is a retail paradise: from Cabot Circus shopping centre with Harvey Nichols and House of Fraser, to the independent fashion and home shops on Park Street and Gloucester Road. Further afield is The Mall at Cribbs Causeway, with every brand you can imagine.
For some fresh air, head up to Clifton, with its grand Georgian terraces, boutique shops and the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge, plus sweeping views down to the unique Avon Gorge National Nature Reserve.