Discover Bristol

One of Bristol's harbourside cranes.

Bristol. Your new home.

Bristol is a city that's famous for its rebellious streak, independent thinking, and edgy creativity. What's more, it's a welcoming place to be and great place to work, with polls to prove it:

  • best place to live (Sunday Times, 2017)
  • best city for job opportunities (Royal Mail, 2018)
  • one of the best cities to visit (Independent, 2019).

A city booming with potential, it's the perfect place to discover yours.

Welcome to Bristol

We’re proud to call one of the UK’s most diverse, exciting and forward-thinking cities home – and you can, too. Current student Eden explains.

Read Eden's blog
Students sat in front of the MShed in Bristol.
Rita

"I love Bristol. It’s big but not too big. You get the best of both worlds here; lots of career opportunities along with great festivals, a mix of independent shops and lots of free events going on."

Rita, UWE Bristol student

Rita UWE Bristol student

Where is Bristol?

1. Bristol

Bristol is a city located in the South West of England.

2. Bath

Bath is 15 minutes by train from Bristol Temple Meads station.

3. London

London is 90 minutes by train or a couple of hours by coach – we even have our own Megabus stop at Frenchay Campus.

4. Bristol International Airport

Bristol International Airport connects the area to the world.

More about Bristol...

Facts

The city in stats and factlets – all of the things you might not know.

History

Bristol’s eventful history spans pioneers, engineers, explorers and adventurers.