The rich history of Bristol stretches back to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle of 1051. Walking along the ancient harbour today, it’s easy to imagine the tall ships used in the profitable 18th-century trades of slavery and tobacco. Today Bristol is the UK’s eighth most populous city and visitor attractions include Britain’s most acclaimed historic ship, SS Great Britain, and the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge.

Best places to visit in Britain in August

August’s warm and sunny weather and array of festivals and events means you have plenty of options for things to see and do Bristol Bristol in southwest England is a city that simply erupts with life…

Restaurant review: The Kensington Arms, Bristol

A quiet, sunny street of Georgian houses in a Bristol suburb seems an unlikely spot to find a gastronomic destination. But the Kensington Arms certainly deserves its reputation as a local foodie magnet – and…

Bristol Old Vic, theatre

Bristol Old Vic to celebrate 250th birthday in style

To mark the extraordinary survival of the unique Bristol Old Vic theatre and its 250-year love affair with the city that built it, a momentous weekend of celebrations are planned from 28-30 May.