A youthful, vibrant city and a true taste of beautiful England

Bristol Travel Guide

If you’re looking for a taste of why Bristol is such a fantastic city, then you have come to the right place.

Find out what makes Bristol famous, take a look at some of its popular sights and discover how to spend your time in and around the city.


Being the biggest city in South West England, you will find lots to see: the Harbour, Clifton Suspension Bridge, the city's Museum and Art Gallery and much more!

A warm welcome

Bristol is one of the sunniest and warmest cities in the UK, so make sure you organise a picnic and enjoy a few afternoons outdoors!

University of Bristol

The city's university is one of Britain’s top universities, and amongst the world’s top 30. The university organises tours, visits and open days - it's well worth the visit!

Queen Square

Awarded the Green Flag for being one of the best green spaces in England, the square is also one of Bristol's landmarks.

Public Holidays

  • 02 Jan
  • 14 Apr
  • 17 Apr
  • 01 May
  • 29 May
  • 28 Aug
  • 25 Dec
  • 26 Dec

Useful information


You must have adequate health, accident, and travel insurance while attending any of our programmes.

Drinking Age

Legal age for drinking in the UK is 18 and many places will ask for identification if you look under the age of 21.

Smoking laws

Smoking is banned in all enclosed public places and workplaces, including restaurants and bars.

Driving Age

The minimum driving age is 16 years but most rental companies require that you be at least 21 years old and have an international driving license.

Costs of Living

  • £0.80

    1 litre of milk

  • £1.50

    2 litres of water

  • £0.80

    A loaf of bread

  • £2.89

    Big Mac

  • £.65

    Can of Coke

  • £7 - £9


  • £3

    Coffee in a café

  • FREE from School Reception

    Cost of sim card

  • £10 - £15

    Entrance to clubs

  • £3.50


  • £17.00

    Average 2 course meal