Top hidden gems in Bristol

  1. Bristol Lido

Enjoy a swim and a three-course meal at Bristol’s beautifully restored lido – that’s an open air swimming pool. On a sunny day, it’s the perfect place to relax.


  1. The White Lion

One of Bristol’s cosiest pubs, The White Lion is a great place to hideaway with friends for a quiet drink. The spiral staircase to the toilets is notoriously steep, so watch out!


  1. 20th Century Flicks

This is a DVD shop with a difference, as it comes with its own 11-seat cinema you can hire out for you and your friends. Far harder to get stuck behind someone with big hair!


  1. Blaise Castle Estate

Wander the winding pathways and forests of the Blaise Castle Estate, but try not to get lost! You can enjoy views of the local area from the roof of the castle folly, and the 19th-century mansion-museum is full of fascinating Victorian artefacts.


  1. Clifton Arcade

If you love tiny shops that sell all manner of curious objects, from vintage bags to jewellery, then spend some time browsing the Victorian Clifton Arcade.


  1. Guilbert's Chocolatiers

Perfect for gifts, or for keeping all to yourself. Guilberts has been making luxury chocolates and sweets for more than 50 years; go on, try and resist. Its vanilla walnut creams are a particular favourite.

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