There are plenty of places to see and visit around Bristol. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Bristol is a region where 18 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 18 Attractions around Bristol

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    1

    Ashton Court

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Road bike route through Ashton Court. Often busy with walkers and mountain bikers but wide and open enough to happily share the road. A good but hilly alternative to the main roads. Beware the speed bumps though

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    Bristol & Bath Railway Path

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    If you're looking for a way to travel between Bristol and Bath traffic free then look no further. This stretch is for walkers and bikers only and is built on …

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    Rhys
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    3

    Clifton Suspension Bridge

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    The easiest way in and out of Bristol by bike. Usually quite and leads straight to Ashton court and some nice roads out of Bristol. Can be used to head …

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    James
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    4

    Castle Park and St Peter's Church

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Castle Park offers a blend of past and present, from the remains of a great medieval castle to the nearby bustle of a modern city centre.

    Nestled between Bristol Shopping …

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    Dan
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    Business As Usual

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Coffee, Bike Workshop and Frame Painters. Look out for the little gravel carpark through the blue gates, it's at the back through the big double height roller doors!

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    Beese's Riverside Bar

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Set beside a beautiful wooded stretch of the River Avon, Beese’s Riverside Bar is an escape from the usual and where generations of city dwellers have taken refuge and put …

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    Dan
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    Queen Square

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Queen Square is a magnificent Georgian park area in the heart of Bristol, surrounded by trees and cobbled streets.

    Nestled amongst Bristol's Harbourside and Old City areas, Queen Square is …

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    Dan
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    The Fishponds Fish

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Audax Club Bristol (ACB) ride start point.

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    NeilV
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    Bristol floating harbour

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Watch out for the tram lines when crossing.

    Normally lots to watch, with boats and the harbour side train which run in the summer.

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    Westy
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    Avonmouth Bridge

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    An impressive bridge spanning the River Avon, Avonmouth Bridge carries the M5 motorway over the river near Bristol. Built in 1969, the huge bridge has four lanes each way and …

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    Amy
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    St Phillips Greenway

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    Very quiet, well paved, off road. Links St Phillips/the paintworks/Arnos Vale to the City.

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    Ed
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    Portishead Battery Point

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Portishead Battery point is a lovely place to enjoy sweeping views over the Welsh coastline. You can reach the Battery Point via steps which lead past an open air …

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    Amy
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    13

    Under the suspension bridge

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    Enjoy the ride along the river, if you go into the woods at the double bridge it can get pretty rough if wet.

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    Views from the Sea Wall

    Running Highlight

    Great views over the River Avon across to the Clifton Suspension Bridge. Lovely place to run.

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    The Cottage Inn

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Also, ensure you visit Underfall Yard across the dock on the little island... an brilliantly restored bit of Victorian engineering great cafe “Pickle” too. Fascinating.

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    Concorde Way - Lockleaze to Cabot Circus

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    Concorde Way gets you to and from the city centre to the north of Bristol avoiding the busy roads and the worst of the hills. It continues northwards from Lockleaze …

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    NeilV
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    17

    Hart's Bakery

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Probably the best pitstop in Bristol, 7-3, Tuesday to Saturday.

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    Matt
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    Cycle through Blaise Estate

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    This is a nice interlude away from the roads and cooler if its sunny and warm. There are dog walkers so its not somewhere you can rush through but provides …

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    Westy

Map of the Top 18 around Bristol

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