Discover Bristol

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Bristol. Your new home.

Bristol is a city that’s famous for its rebellious streak, independent thinking and edgy creativity. A passion for sustainability runs through its veins, while a warm welcome and open mind awaits.

With the city and spectacular green space close by, you get the best of both worlds. And the polls prove it:

  • Best place to visit in the UK (TimeOut, 2024)
  • Britain's 3rd greenest city (University of Sheffield, published by Plos One 2022)
  • First UK city to be awarded European Green Capital (European Green Capital Awards, 2015).

With a whopping 60 free things to do right on the doorstep, all this doesn’t need to cost the earth either.

Hot air balloons ascend with Clifton Suspension Bridge in foreground.

"I was lucky enough to have friends already studying in Bristol and each time I came up I fell in love with the city even more!"

Elizabeth, BSc(Hons) Nursing

Elizabeth BSc(Hons) Nursing

Discover Bristol

Discover your full potential in the vibrant and creative city of Bristol.

Things to do in Bristol

Summertime exterior of the Arnolfini on Bristol's harbourside.

Arts and culture

Grand Iftars. Gromit. Graffiti. Bristol has it all.

Students chatting over food in the Students' Union bar

Bristol on a budget

Top tips to help your money go further.

Crowd in street for St Paul's festival.


In Bristol you'll find a festival for everything – and many are free.

Buffet food

Food and drink

Bristol's food and drink scene is delicious, diverse and good value.

Red bike with wicker basket leaning against railings in front of a white and green barge.

Green Bristol

Bristol is a city with green spaces and a green mindset.

Students looking through clothes rails at one of Bristol's independent retailers.


Discover vintage gems and food markets to suit every taste.

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


Some stats and facts about the city.


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

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