At the heart of Bristol’s harbourside, Arnolfini is one of Europe’s leading centres for the contemporary arts. It has a programme of contemporary art exhibitions, artist’s performance, music and dance events, poetry and book readings, talks, lectures and cinema. Visit www.arnolfini.org.uk for more information.
Bristol Museum and Art Gallery is free to enter, and hosts wonderful collections of art, nature and history. With regularly changing exhibitions, you’ll be sure to find out something new after every visit. For more information, visit www.bristolmuseums.org.uk
Bristol Zoo Gardens’ mission is to maintain and defend biodiversity through breeding endangered species, conserving threatened species and by promoting a wider understanding of the natural world. For more information, visit www.bristolzoo.org.uk
Set in the serene parkland of Brandon Hill, Cabot Tower is a 105ft building constructed in 1897 which gives amazing panoramic views of Bristol and its Harbourside. For opening times and more information, visit www.bristol.gov.uk/museums-parks-sports-culture/brandon-hill
Based in the centre of Clifton Village, this unique and beautiful Victorian shopping arcade houses some of the most unusual independent retailers in Bristol. More information can be found at cliftonarcade.co.uk/
Whatever your taste in music, Bristol will have something for you. Bristol’s O2 Academy and Colston Hall are the city’s largest venues, whilst slightly smaller venues, attracting an eclectic mix of music, include The Old Duke, The Exchange and the former cargo ship Thekla. With bands performing daily across the many bars across the city, live music is never too far away!
The Clifton Observatory, Camera Obscura and Cave sits above the Avon Gorge offering superb views of the Clifton Suspension Bridge and the city of Bristol. Orgininally built in 1766, it stands as an iconic piece of English heritage and is definitely worth a visit. For more information, visit www.cliftonobservatory.com
Beech House is located just off bustling Whiteladies Road, which offers an array of tasty eateries, from cosy cafes to fine dining experiences. Whether you’re after sushi, tapas, pizza or pub food, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for either along Whiteladies Road or in the vicinity. Cotham Hill is worth a visit and buzzing with independent restaurants.
There is a huge range of shopping options along vibrant Whiteladies Road – which is just moments away from Beech House. If you’re keen to dine in then you might fancy popping along to COOK Clifton, which promises food for your freezer ‘made like you would at home’. Alternatively, there are plenty of places to stock up with essentials, with Waitrose and Sainsbury’s both half a mile away. Beech House is also only a 5-minute walk to the shops and restaurants of Clifton Triangle and Park Street.