As you’d expect from the home of Banksy, spotting his artwork around the city is perfect for any fan, and has spawned a wealth of talented street artists; however, if you prefer your culture a little more traditional, Bristol’s many art galleries cater for both contemporary and classical tastes.
If you have an animal lover in your family, with a dedicated conservation programme, Bristol Zoo should be on your itinerary, while innovative We The Curious offers a hands-on experience, and for adrenaline junkies, The Wave provides exciting inland-surfing adventures.
Famous for its boutique shopping arcades, Bristol regularly showcases its local talent, so if that’s what you seek, head for the Grade II listed Victorian Arcade, an impressive collection of independent retailers, artisan crafts and bohemian one-offs. If, however, you prefer the bright lights of the big-name designer stores, Bristol’s shopping quarter has it all.
After the excitement, it’s time to take the weight off and select somewhere to relax with a bite to eat. There are award-winning restaurants and eateries everywhere you turn, and you’ll be spoilt for choice, but if you just wish for a delicious coffee and slice of homemade cake, there are plenty of sumptuous coffee houses, artisan bakers, and chocolatiers.
Catching the train from Newport to Bristol for a delightful day out is easy, and with our range of available tickets, it won’t break the bank. Download our app to catch all the latest deals, and keep an eye on JourneyCheck for any last minute updates.