Around Bristol City Centre, Bristol

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📍 Coordinates: 51.45523°N 2.59665°W ≈ 51° 27′ 18.8″N 2° 35′ 47.9″W ≈ OS National Grid ST 58548 73139.
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🚉 The three nearest railway stations:
Bristol Temple Meads station (code BRI, 1.3km/¾mi), Clifton Down station (code CFN, 1.4km/1mi) and Redland station (code RDA, 1.5km/1mi).
🏘 The dozen nearest places:
Hotwells (1.4km/1mi) · Clifton (1.7km/1mi) · Bedminster (1.9km/1¼mi) · Easton (2.5km/1½mi) · Leigh Woods (2.9km/1¾mi) · Henleaze (3.3km/2mi) · Stoke Bishop (3.8km/2⅓mi) · Brislington (4.2km/2⅔mi) · Westbury on Trym (4.4km/2¾mi) · Stapleton (4.5km/2¾mi) · Abbots Leigh (4.6km/2¾mi) · Bishopsworth (4.8km/3mi). You can also see all places in Bristol or use the automatic location tool to find where you are.
🗺 Everything here and nearby
Urban Tandoor (🇮🇳 · around here) · One of Bristol's busiest and best Indian places.
The Old Fish Market (🍻 · around here)
Raj (🇮🇳 · around here) · Good curry served in underground vaults.
Small Bar (🍻 · around here) · Good selection of local craft beer served in 2/3 pint (315ml) glasses.
Renato's Taverna dell'Artista (🍕🇮🇹🍻 · around here) · Cosy, relaxed, friendly and cheap pub that serves fresh pizza.
The King William Ale House (🍻 · around here) · Old (1670) but roomy Sam Smith's pub with an open fire.
Left Handed Giant Brewpub (🍻 · around here) · Big brewpub with a good beer selection and views across to Castle Park.
Bristol Aquarium (🏺 · around here) · Big tanks with tunnels containing fish, rays, sharks and an octopus.
Mayflower (🇨🇳 · around here) · Well-known Cantonese restaurant open until 3am.
We the Curious (🏺🧩 · around here) · Science museum with interactive exhibits and a planetarium
Flow (🌱 · around here)
Bristol Museum and Art Gallery (🏺🆓 · around here) · Collections of art, nature and history.
Cabot Tower (🆓 · around here) · Climb up the narrow steps for the view. Set in Brandon Hill Nature Park.
Cube Cinema (📽 · around here) · Community-owned, volunteer-run, shows cult/world films and hosts gigs.
The Bridge Inn (🍻 · around here) · Little cosy pub with outdoor seating.
The Kings Head (🍻 · around here)
Sophie Cafe and Pub Tatra House (🇵🇱🍻 · around here) · Generous portions of Polish food and Goral music on Saturday night.
The Hillgrove Porter Stores (🍻 · around here) · A cosy pub with a good selection of real ales and a back garden.
The Barley Mow (🍻 · 1.4km/¾mi away)
Bristol Hackspace (👾 · 1.4km/¾mi away in Bedminster)
Moor Beer Company (🍺 · 1.6km/1mi away)
Mezzaluna (🇮🇹 · 2.0km/1¼mi away in Bedminster)
Fierce and Noble (🍺 · 2.1km/1¼mi away in Easton)
Wiper and True (🍺 · 2.2km/1⅓mi away in Easton)
Dawkins (🍺 · 2.2km/1⅓mi away in Easton)
Arbor Ales (🍺 · 2.3km/1⅓mi away in Easton)
Leigh Woods (🚶🚵🆓 · 3.1km/2mi away in Leigh Woods) · Tranquil broadleaf woodland on a plateau above the Avon Gorge.

Seeing and doing

🏺 Museums
Bristol Aquarium (🏺 · around here) · Big tanks with tunnels containing fish, rays, sharks and an octopus.
We the Curious (🏺🧩 · around here) · Science museum with interactive exhibits and a planetarium
Bristol Museum and Art Gallery (🏺🆓 · around here) · Collections of art, nature and history.
Beautiful views
Cabot Tower (🆓 · around here) · Climb up the narrow steps for the view. Set in Brandon Hill Nature Park.
Leigh Woods (🚶🚵🆓 · 3.1km/2mi away in Leigh Woods) · Tranquil broadleaf woodland on a plateau above the Avon Gorge.
King's Wood (🚶🐶🆓 · 24km/15mi away, 1.6km/1mi from Sidcot) · Ancient woodland rich in wildlife on the Strawberry line cycle trail.
Ebbor Gorge (🚶🆓 · 26km/16mi away, 2.1km/1⅓mi from Westbury-sub-Mendip) · A steep walk up a gorge will reward with with great views at the top.
Crook Peak (🚶🆓 · 26km/16mi away in Compton Bishop) · A Mendip peak with a mountainous appearance giving views for a long way.
Uphill Hill (🚶 · 31km/19mi away in Uphill)
Brean Down (🚶🪁🆓 · 32km/20mi away, 2.1km/1⅓mi from Uphill) · A natural pier and a beach providing a great place to walk.
Brent Knoll (🚶🆓 · 33km/21mi away in Brent Knoll) · The Isle of Frogs - an Iron Age hill fort with panoramic views.
Glastonbury Tor (🚶🆓 · 35km/22mi away, 1.6km/1mi from Glastonbury) · Legendary hill overlooking the Levels, Dorset, Wiltshire and Wales.
Lollover Hill (🚶🆓 · 42km/26mi away in Dundon) · A short walk and climb from the church to wide panoramic views.
📽 Cinemas
Cube Cinema (📽 · around here) · Community-owned, volunteer-run, shows cult/world films and hosts gigs.
Axbridge Roxy (📽 · 24km/15mi away in Axbridge) · One of the smallest cinemas in England.
👾 Hackspaces
Bristol Hackspace (👾 · 1.4km/¾mi away in Bedminster)
🚵 Mountain biking
Leigh Woods (🚶🚵🆓 · 3.1km/2mi away in Leigh Woods) · Tranquil broadleaf woodland on a plateau above the Avon Gorge.
🚶 Walking and hiking
Leigh Woods (🚶🚵🆓 · 3.1km/2mi away in Leigh Woods) · Tranquil broadleaf woodland on a plateau above the Avon Gorge.
Tyntesfield (🚶🌳 · 8.7km/5⅓mi away, 2.1km/1⅓mi from Failand) · Victorian Gothic Revival house with gardens and woodland.
King's Wood (🚶🐶🆓 · 24km/15mi away, 1.6km/1mi from Sidcot) · Ancient woodland rich in wildlife on the Strawberry line cycle trail.
Ebbor Gorge (🚶🆓 · 26km/16mi away, 2.1km/1⅓mi from Westbury-sub-Mendip) · A steep walk up a gorge will reward with with great views at the top.
Crook Peak (🚶🆓 · 26km/16mi away in Compton Bishop) · A Mendip peak with a mountainous appearance giving views for a long way.
Uphill Hill (🚶 · 31km/19mi away in Uphill)
Westhay Moor Nature Reserve (🚶🐦🆓 · 32km/20mi away, 2.1km/1¼mi from Meare) · Big reed-beds, lakes and pools, wet woodland, raised bogs, and ponies.
Brean Down (🚶🪁🆓 · 32km/20mi away, 2.1km/1⅓mi from Uphill) · A natural pier and a beach providing a great place to walk.
Ralph's Wood (🚶🆓 · 33km/20mi away in East Brent) · A young wood with views of the church. Popular with dog walkers.
Brent Knoll (🚶🆓 · 33km/21mi away in Brent Knoll) · The Isle of Frogs - an Iron Age hill fort with panoramic views.
🌳 Gardens
Tyntesfield (🚶🌳 · 8.7km/5⅓mi away, 2.1km/1⅓mi from Failand) · Victorian Gothic Revival house with gardens and woodland.
The Bishop's Palace (🌳 · 28km/17mi away in Wells) · Beautiful landscaped gardens to wander around in.
Chalice Well Trust Gardens (🌳 · 35km/22mi away, 1.1km/⅔mi from Glastonbury) · Relaxing, peaceful gardens surrounding an ancient spring.
🛹 Skate parks
Clevedon Skatepark (🛹 · 19km/12mi away in Clevedon) · A back and forth run with a quarter-pipe and flat bank either side of a funbox.
🛶 Kayaking and canoeing
Bristol Corinthian Yacht Club (🌊🛶 · 24km/15mi away, 1.5km/1mi from Axbridge) · Bring your equipment to windsurf, paddleboard or kayak at the reservoir.
🌊 Watersports
Bristol Corinthian Yacht Club (🌊🛶 · 24km/15mi away, 1.5km/1mi from Axbridge) · Bring your equipment to windsurf, paddleboard or kayak at the reservoir.
🏋 Gyms
Kings Fitness and Leisure (🏊🏋 · 24km/15mi away in Cheddar)
Wells Sport and Fitness Centre (🏊🏋 · 27km/17mi away, 1.1km/⅔mi from Wells) · Swimming pool with an area for small children and 'rapids'.
🏊 Swimming pools
Kings Fitness and Leisure (🏊🏋 · 24km/15mi away in Cheddar)
Wells Sport and Fitness Centre (🏊🏋 · 27km/17mi away, 1.1km/⅔mi from Wells) · Swimming pool with an area for small children and 'rapids'.
Brean Splash (🏊 · 34km/21mi away, 1.6km/1mi from Brean) · Play pool with waterslides, flumes and separate toddler pool.
🪁 Kite spots and kite shops
UFO (🪁 · 29km/18mi away in Weston-super-Mare) · Bike, scooter, kite and skate shop with lots of fun stuff.
Brean Down (🚶🪁🆓 · 32km/20mi away, 2.1km/1⅓mi from Uphill) · A natural pier and a beach providing a great place to walk.
🎵 Live music
Loves (🎵🌱🐶 · 29km/18mi away in Weston-super-Mare) · A laid-back vegetarian café with live music and independent films.
🐦 Birdwatching
Westhay Moor Nature Reserve (🚶🐦🆓 · 32km/20mi away, 2.1km/1¼mi from Meare) · Big reed-beds, lakes and pools, wet woodland, raised bogs, and ponies.
Ham Wall Nature Reserve (🐦🚶🆓 · 36km/22mi away, 2.0km/1¼mi from Meare) · A wetland reserve with views over the marshes, famous for birdwatching.
Shapwick Heath Nature Reserve (🚶🐦🆓 · 36km/22mi away, 1.8km/1mi from Westhay) · Explore meadows, woods and reedbeds with bitterns, otters and starlings.
RSPB Greylake Nature Reserve (🐦🚶🆓 · 43km/27mi away, 2.2km/1⅓mi from Greinton) · A small, young reserve, but which offers a wide range of birdlife.
🏍 Motocross
Grandfields Motocross Track and Learner Driver Area (🏍 · 44km/28mi away, 1.5km/1mi from Middlezoy) · £5-7/visit for cars, motorbikes, dirtbikes, quads, etc. Closed Tue/Thu.

Eating

🇮🇳 Indian
Urban Tandoor (🇮🇳 · around here) · One of Bristol's busiest and best Indian places.
Raj (🇮🇳 · around here) · Good curry served in underground vaults.
🇮🇹 Italian
Renato's Taverna dell'Artista (🍕🇮🇹🍻 · around here) · Cosy, relaxed, friendly and cheap pub that serves fresh pizza.
Mezzaluna (🇮🇹 · 2.0km/1¼mi away in Bedminster)
🍕 Pizza
Renato's Taverna dell'Artista (🍕🇮🇹🍻 · around here) · Cosy, relaxed, friendly and cheap pub that serves fresh pizza.
🇨🇳 Chinese
Mayflower (🇨🇳 · around here) · Well-known Cantonese restaurant open until 3am.
Cafés
We the Curious (🏺🧩 · around here) · Science museum with interactive exhibits and a planetarium
Mezzaluna (🇮🇹 · 2.0km/1¼mi away in Bedminster)
Bookbarn (📚 · 17km/10mi away in Hallatrow) · The largest used bookseller in the UK.
Puxton Park (🐮🧒🛒 · 22km/13mi away, 1.2km/¾mi from Puxton) · Adventure park with soft play and many attractions.
Court Farm Country Park (🐮 · 24km/15mi away, 1.3km/¾mi from Banwell)
The Almshouse Tea Shop ( · 24km/15mi away in Axbridge) · A tiny café with good cake and soups.
The Good Earth (🌱🛒 · 28km/17mi away in Wells) · Wholefood store and restaurant.
The Curious Pumpkin (🌱 · 29km/18mi away in Weston-super-Mare) · A friendly vegan café selling good, inexpensive subs, burgers, etc.
Loves (🎵🌱🐶 · 29km/18mi away in Weston-super-Mare) · A laid-back vegetarian café with live music and independent films.
Brean Down Bird Garden (🐶 · 32km/20mi away, 2.1km/1⅓mi from Uphill) · A small parrot aviary and café selling ice cream, cakes and hot food.
🌱 Vegan and Vegetarian options
Flow (🌱 · around here)
The Good Earth (🌱🛒 · 28km/17mi away in Wells) · Wholefood store and restaurant.
Replenish Weston (🌱🛒 · 29km/18mi away in Weston-super-Mare) · Shop concentrating on natural food and reducing packaging waste.
The Curious Pumpkin (🌱 · 29km/18mi away in Weston-super-Mare) · A friendly vegan café selling good, inexpensive subs, burgers, etc.
Ebisu (🇯🇵🌱 · 29km/18mi away in Weston-super-Mare) · Good, filling, umami-rich Japanese food with a dozen vegan options.
Loves (🎵🌱🐶 · 29km/18mi away in Weston-super-Mare) · A laid-back vegetarian café with live music and independent films.
Rainbow's End (🌱🐶 · 35km/22mi away in Glastonbury) · Vegetarian café serving home-made food with a garden at the back.
Blue Note Cafe (🌱🐶 · 35km/22mi away in Glastonbury) · Friendly vegetarian cafe with outdoor courtyard seating.
The Engine Room (🌱🖥 · 46km/29mi away in Bridgwater) · Friendly café with lots of vegan options. A hub of creative arts.
🇵🇱 Polish
Sophie Cafe and Pub Tatra House (🇵🇱🍻 · around here) · Generous portions of Polish food and Goral music on Saturday night.
🇯🇵 Japanese
Ebisu (🇯🇵🌱 · 29km/18mi away in Weston-super-Mare) · Good, filling, umami-rich Japanese food with a dozen vegan options.
Yo-Ji (🇯🇵 · 29km/18mi away in Weston-super-Mare) · Watch Japanese food being prepared or try one of the bento boxes.
🍰 Cakes and bakeries
DusiCake (🍰 · 37km/23mi away in Burnham-on-Sea) · The café and shop of a cake designer.

Drinking

🍻 Pubs
The Old Fish Market (🍻 · around here)
Small Bar (🍻 · around here) · Good selection of local craft beer served in 2/3 pint (315ml) glasses.
Renato's Taverna dell'Artista (🍕🇮🇹🍻 · around here) · Cosy, relaxed, friendly and cheap pub that serves fresh pizza.
The King William Ale House (🍻 · around here) · Old (1670) but roomy Sam Smith's pub with an open fire.
Left Handed Giant Brewpub (🍻 · around here) · Big brewpub with a good beer selection and views across to Castle Park.
The Bridge Inn (🍻 · around here) · Little cosy pub with outdoor seating.
The Kings Head (🍻 · around here)
Sophie Cafe and Pub Tatra House (🇵🇱🍻 · around here) · Generous portions of Polish food and Goral music on Saturday night.
The Hillgrove Porter Stores (🍻 · around here) · A cosy pub with a good selection of real ales and a back garden.
The Barley Mow (🍻 · 1.4km/¾mi away)
🍺 Breweries
Moor Beer Company (🍺 · 1.6km/1mi away)
Fierce and Noble (🍺 · 2.1km/1¼mi away in Easton)
Wiper and True (🍺 · 2.2km/1⅓mi away in Easton)
Dawkins (🍺 · 2.2km/1⅓mi away in Easton)
Arbor Ales (🍺 · 2.3km/1⅓mi away in Easton)
🍎 Cider farms
Wilkins Cider Farm (🍎 · 30km/19mi away, 1.2km/¾mi from Theale) · A working farm with a cider barn, where you can sit and drink cider.
Westcroft Cider (🍎 · 34km/21mi away in Brent Knoll) · Traditional and natural farmhouse cider.

Practicalities

🧩 Autism-friendly
We the Curious (🏺🧩 · around here) · Science museum with interactive exhibits and a planetarium
🆓 Free or very cheap
Bristol Museum and Art Gallery (🏺🆓 · around here) · Collections of art, nature and history.
Cabot Tower (🆓 · around here) · Climb up the narrow steps for the view. Set in Brandon Hill Nature Park.
Leigh Woods (🚶🚵🆓 · 3.1km/2mi away in Leigh Woods) · Tranquil broadleaf woodland on a plateau above the Avon Gorge.
King's Wood (🚶🐶🆓 · 24km/15mi away, 1.6km/1mi from Sidcot) · Ancient woodland rich in wildlife on the Strawberry line cycle trail.
Ebbor Gorge (🚶🆓 · 26km/16mi away, 2.1km/1⅓mi from Westbury-sub-Mendip) · A steep walk up a gorge will reward with with great views at the top.
Crook Peak (🚶🆓 · 26km/16mi away in Compton Bishop) · A Mendip peak with a mountainous appearance giving views for a long way.
Westhay Moor Nature Reserve (🚶🐦🆓 · 32km/20mi away, 2.1km/1¼mi from Meare) · Big reed-beds, lakes and pools, wet woodland, raised bogs, and ponies.
Brean Down (🚶🪁🆓 · 32km/20mi away, 2.1km/1⅓mi from Uphill) · A natural pier and a beach providing a great place to walk.
Ralph's Wood (🚶🆓 · 33km/20mi away in East Brent) · A young wood with views of the church. Popular with dog walkers.
Brent Knoll (🚶🆓 · 33km/21mi away in Brent Knoll) · The Isle of Frogs - an Iron Age hill fort with panoramic views.
🐶 Dog-friendly
King's Wood (🚶🐶🆓 · 24km/15mi away, 1.6km/1mi from Sidcot) · Ancient woodland rich in wildlife on the Strawberry line cycle trail.
Loves (🎵🌱🐶 · 29km/18mi away in Weston-super-Mare) · A laid-back vegetarian café with live music and independent films.
Brean Down Bird Garden (🐶 · 32km/20mi away, 2.1km/1⅓mi from Uphill) · A small parrot aviary and café selling ice cream, cakes and hot food.
Rainbow's End (🌱🐶 · 35km/22mi away in Glastonbury) · Vegetarian café serving home-made food with a garden at the back.
Blue Note Cafe (🌱🐶 · 35km/22mi away in Glastonbury) · Friendly vegetarian cafe with outdoor courtyard seating.
🛏 Accommodation
The Brent Knoll Inn (🍻🛏 · 32km/20mi away in East Brent)
The Fox and Goose (🍻🛏 · 34km/21mi away, 1.3km/¾mi from Brent Knoll)
🖥 Internet access
The Engine Room (🌱🖥 · 46km/29mi away in Bridgwater) · Friendly café with lots of vegan options. A hub of creative arts.

For children

🐮 Country parks
Puxton Park (🐮🧒🛒 · 22km/13mi away, 1.2km/¾mi from Puxton) · Adventure park with soft play and many attractions.
Court Farm Country Park (🐮 · 24km/15mi away, 1.3km/¾mi from Banwell)
🧒 Soft plays
Puxton Park (🐮🧒🛒 · 22km/13mi away, 1.2km/¾mi from Puxton) · Adventure park with soft play and many attractions.

Buying

📚 Second-hand bookshops
Bookbarn (📚 · 17km/10mi away in Hallatrow) · The largest used bookseller in the UK.
🛒 Food shops
Puxton Park (🐮🧒🛒 · 22km/13mi away, 1.2km/¾mi from Puxton) · Adventure park with soft play and many attractions.
The Good Earth (🌱🛒 · 28km/17mi away in Wells) · Wholefood store and restaurant.
Replenish Weston (🌱🛒 · 29km/18mi away in Weston-super-Mare) · Shop concentrating on natural food and reducing packaging waste.
The Ploughman's Farm Shop (🛒 · 29km/18mi away in Rooks Bridge)
Brent House Farm Milk Store (🛒 · 31km/19mi away in Edingworth) · A farm shop with a vending machine outside that sells fresh milk.
SM Pickles (🛒 · 36km/22mi away, 2.6km/1⅔mi from West Pennard) · My favourite producer of pickled onions.
Kyffins (🛒 · 37km/23mi away in Burnham-on-Sea)
🛡 Viking shops
Midgard Craft (🛡 · 35km/22mi away in Glastonbury) · Norse, pagan and fantasy-inpired crafts.
Shield-Maiden (🛡 · 35km/22mi away in Glastonbury) · Viking store and armoury, stocking a selection of good meads.
🧸 Toy shops
Little Imps (🧸 · 35km/22mi away in Glastonbury) · Old-fashioned, high quality toy shop, with good wooden toys.

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