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Anybody know anything about Bristol?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by eggnchips, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. I am going there for a few days with teenage son. he is keen on the weird and wonderful...anything Arty.
  2. *h*

    *h* New commenter

    Can't recommend anywhere in particular, but found these:
    It's a lovely place though and I know there are a lot of people on here who will be able to recommend places.
    Have fun :)
  3. What about Cheddar Gorge?


    I think there are various adventure activities as well as the caves.
  4. Colston Hall has goosd concerts and exhibitions
    Bistol Old Vic is brilliant
    A lot of good walks round the city spotting Banksy - and other - street art
  5. Henriettawasp

    Henriettawasp New commenter

    If he's interested in street art he might want to look at this:

  6. My husband really enjoyed the camera obscura at Clifton - just by the bridge apparently.
  7. artemisorthia

    artemisorthia New commenter

  8. davidmu

    davidmu Occasional commenter

    Why not visit the SS Great Britain in the docks and also the Clifton Suspension Bridge and the Clifton downs at the top of Whiteladies Road? Bristol has the most over subscribed university in England with an average of 14 applicants for every place: many graduates never want to leave the area after their varsity days are over. The architecture of Berkeley Square just off the top of Park Street is worth seeing. Once there the Tourist information offices will give you lots of other ideas.
  9. SleighBelle

    SleighBelle Occasional commenter

    The TV show 'Skins' was filmed in Bristol. Is he a fan? You could do a 'hunt the locations' tour. College Green is lovely for a picnic, even without recognising it from Skins!
    There's also the aquarium and @Bristol science-y interactive museum but I think they're aimed at a younger or more family audience.
    Definitely walk across Clifton Suspension Bridge and take a look up at the camera obscura. On the path up to the camera from the bridge, there's a section of exposed rock that is shiny and worn smooth from years of denim-ed teenage backsides sliding down it!
    Bath is also a short train ride away, if you fancy a change of scenery.
  10. gruoch

    gruoch Established commenter

    Well, obviously look out foranything by Banksy.
    If the dates are right (and the weather) this is wonderful: http://www.bristolballoonfiesta.co.uk/ (9-12 August)
  11. The Arnolfini & The Watershed on the waterfront. Nelson St just off of the centre has been taken over by a big street art type thing - lots of big works of graffiti, do a google search and you will see some of it. Clifton Village and Gloucester Road have some quirky independent shops. There were also some pop-up shops in Quakers Friars which were showcasing some local art and sculpture. If you get a chance to do the walk along the harbour make sure you grab a bacon sandwich and rock cake from Brunel's Buttery - Best bacon sandwich in the West!
  12. Underneath the camera obscura you will find St Vincent's Cave as well where monks hid from persecution. If you follow it to the end, you come out to an opening with a small balcony where you get a tremendous view of the Avon Gorge.

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