Why You Should Visit Bristol England – While it may be small, Bristol’s flair for the arts and other creative ventures has placed it as one of England’s most deserving cities to visit.
From the moment you arrive, it’s starkly clear just how proud the city is of its arts and culture. So many galleries and museums, it’d be tough to visit all of them in one vacation. It’s also home to so many movie houses and production companies, that UNESCO named Bristol 2017’s City of Film.
Every year, the city showcases art, cinema, theater – the list is endless, and the exhibitions and productions are from yesterday and today. Nothing should be missed, but unless you’ve got quite the lengthy vacation ahead of you, these are the top aspects of a Bristolian getaway that you simply must check out.
Undoubtedly, cuisine and beer top any visitor’s list when vacationing in Bristol. This city has over 15 beer breweries crafting some of the best independently crafted beer in the UK. Every year in June, the city hosts Bristol’s Craft Beer Festival, featuring more than 250 different brews from nearly 40 breweries. But don’t worry, if you’re not traveling in June, Bristol offers beer-themed activities throughout the year. You can even attend the city’s Brewery School if you like.
Dubbed by magazines as a hotspot for foodies, there’s no end to the variety of cuisines on offer here – street food vendors, casual diners, and Michelin-starred restaurants gave rise to the Food Connections Festival, which also occurs every year in June. This festival lasts for 12 days and illustrates the culture of Bristolian foods and the collaboration of the community with several events.
If you enjoy the arts scene, the Bristol Museum of Art hosts several exhibitions throughout the year. Their gallery has been known to host some of the greatest artists in history’s works, such as Leonardo Da Vinci. The Royal West England Academy is another museum in Bristol aiming to be the visual arts leader with several shows open to international artists, sculptors, and photographers. The Royal Photographic Society also is located in Bristol, and offers indulgent events for photographers, such as speakers and workshops.