Wandering around beautiful Bristol!
On the top of my list of places to visit this summer was Bristol. Bristol is a city straddling the River Avon in the southwest of England. This trip was supposed to happen last month but had to be postponed to this month. Nevertheless, I finally got to explore the city and was very impressed with how beautiful it was!
I and a good friend travelled by coach from London to Bristol and arrived just before lunch. We actually have another friend who lives in the area whom we are visiting. Having someone who is familiar with the place is something very handy when wandering around a city you have never been to.
The first thing on our agenda was to grab some lunch to fuel us up. We walked from the coach station to the city centre to look for a good place to eat.
Our what seemingly endless walk started right after we had something to eat. Our first stop was the beautiful harbourside. We passed by Brunel’s SS Great Britain. If only we had more time, we could’ve entered and appreciated its history. Well, I guess, that would be a reason to go back! We took loads of photos at the Bristol Floating Harbour which was very instagram-friendly with the colourful houses on top.
After strolling around the harbourside, we went back to the city centre to see Bristol Cathedral and the University of Bristol. Both are really magnificent with an architecture you would truly appreciate.
Time to get some snacks! We stopped by Cowbee which is a pretty café with a pleasant ambiance. To have that much needed caffeine fix, I got their affogato. And for some sugar to hype us up, my friends and I shared on this very lovely Honeybee Crunch which is a French Waffle with honeycomb ice cream.
We then headed to see the Clifton Suspension Bridge. This bridge spans the 260-foot-deep Avon George. The view from here was truly amazing.
We wrapped our day by watching a circus. We were lucky Circus Extreme was in the area when we visited so we got to watch one of their spectacular shows.
We visited Bristol just a day before the opening of their Hot Air Balloon Festival and we got lucky to see a few hot air balloons pass by our hotel windows. We’re hoping to get on one next year!
For the next day, we continued roaming around Bristol as we had to leave for London later in the day. We passed by the glorious St. Mary Redcliffe. Our next photo op spot was the Christmas Steps where we took numerous photos as it was such an instagrammable spot. Cute coffee shops were all over the place too, and these never miss my attention so even when I couldn’t drop by, I had to take photos of them.
This trip was ending but first, soft serve! (LOL!) We got some at the Blaise Castle House grounds.
The last stops for this trip were Blaise Castle and Blaise Castle House.
We had to fill our tummies before heading back to London so we had some awesome steak at Steak of the Art! I would definitely 100% recommend this restaurant.
I had an amazing time in Bristol and I would definitely be going back!
Be pretty, be happy, be you! H~