Bristol won the top spot as the coolest city in Britain in the Rough Guides’ Top UK City of 2017, shrugging off top cities like Oxford and London.
Not surprising, talking about thriving culture, first-rate nightlife, and proximity to the buzzing outdoors, Bristol is in its class. Think London, but smaller – Bristol is even more committed to making a habitable place (dare we say it).
The city gets voted several times as Britain’s most liveable cities. Below are four facts why Bristol should be your next UK Airbnb destination.
The History of Bristol
The city of Bristol is steeped in history, and these features live on. From the SS Great Britain to the Bristol Cathedral and even the 12th Century Temple Church, Bristol’s historic attractions blends effortlessly with its modern-day vibe.
This top city can even boast home to well-known former occupants, such as artist Banksy and the notorious Edward Teach.
Now, let’s dive in to discuss why we think Bristol is the most relaxed city in Britain.
Incredible Food Scene
Everyone loves good food – we bet you are a fan too! Bristol is full of amazing and dеlісіоuѕ fооd thаt wіll mаkе уоur tаѕtе budѕ tіnglе. Bесаuѕе thе city іѕ ѕо vаrіеd аnd есlесtіс іn terms оf thоѕе whо lіvе thеrе, thеrе аrе fооdіе tаѕtеѕ tо suit еvеrуоnе. Frоm modern dishes tо vеgаn canteens аnd lосаllу ѕоurсеd fооd, thеrе’ѕ no dоubt аbоut thе fасt thаt уоu will leave Brіѕtоl wіth a full ѕtоmасh аnd a big grin.
If you’ve time for lunch, get some delicious burgers at the Atomic Burger or the Burger Joint in Bedminster. The newly-opened The Cauldron is also worth mentioning with its ever-changing exceptional menu.
I wouldn’t be surprised if your greatest regret in the city were lack of time during your Airbnb vacation because there are loads to see!
You can float above the city in a hot-air balloon
Every August of each year is a remarkable month in the town of Bristol. There is an event called the International balloon Fiesta, which sees 150 balloons fill the sky. Find your way to the Ashton Court Estate to behold this fantastic view from the ground floor to the sky – for FREE!
Be sure to be at the venue from the moment when the balloons are prepared before slowly ascending to the sky. Don’t forget a glass of wine to grace this occasion.
The Riverside Area
Since the 13th century, Bristol’s harbour remains the commercial centre of the city. However, this took a turn since the 80’s when the city invested and changed it to a destination in its class.
The Riverside Area is one of the coolest spots of Bristol. And if you ever come around on vacation, put this place on your must-see list. Talk a walk around Spike Island, basking in the sun, and relaxing by the night time with some cocktails and snacks.
Also, there’s the world’s first ocean liner, museums, a science centre, modern artworks on the opposite bank, so much more!
If you’re planning to visit Bristol city, this is one of the reasons to be here. There’s, literally, street art everywhere! After all, it’s where the famous artist Banksy evolved from. Several other artists seemed to have put their works on commercial spaces and pubs, making everywhere colourful.
No doubt, street art makes a city cool, less sterile, and looking attractive. You could spend hоurѕ juѕt wandering аrоund аnd ѕееіng this соlоr іn аll of іtѕ beauty.