Montacute is a masterpiece of Elizabethan Renaissance architecture and design. With its towering walls of glass, glow of ham stone and surrounding gardens, it is a place of beauty and wonder.Read More
St George’s Bristol is one of the country’s leading concert halls. It boasts a superb acoustic and unique atmosphere which attracts the world’s best artists.
A full and vibrant programme, with over 250 events each year, makes it an incredibly popular and important venue for all kinds of music.
St George’s is also a charity dedicated to promoting high quality music to diverse audiences. They do this by offering the best classical, jazz, blues, folk and world music as well as family concerts and talks.Read More
Brunel’s world famous Clifton Suspension Bridge is the symbol of Bristol – but how and why was it built? Cross the Avon Gorge 75 metres above the high tide mark and find out why the design of the Bridge changed so many times, how daredevil bridge builders managed to get the suspension chains from one side to the other, the impressive secret discovered 140 years after the bridge first opened - and what the mysterious Latin inscription ‘Suspensa Vix Via Fit’ really means.
On 21st June 1831 a modest ceremony was held to commemorate the start of work on the Clifton Suspension Bridge appointed as Project Engineer was 23 year old Isambard Kingdom Brunel. It took 33 years to complete Brunel's 'first love'. Go and visit the bridge to find out why.Read More
At its heart Tyntesfield is a Victorian country house and estate, which serves as a backdrop to the remarkable story of four generations of the Gibbs family. Their tale charts the accumulation of wealth from the guano trade, transformation of a Georgian house to a Victorian Gothic masterpiece and the collection of over 50,000 objects. Their achievements are celebrated through ornate Gothic carvings, flower-filled terraces and an expansive estate amid the Somerset countryside. With each visit you'll experience a new side of Tyntesfield, as they close one door and open another. In 2016 we continue ‘Changing times – Antony Gibbs at Tyntesfield’: an exploration into the life of the second generation of the family who called this special place 'home'.
The arrival of a new Visitor Centre at the Underfall Yard has made Bristol's Floating Harbour even more interesting to visit – and admission is free.
Features to the centre include displays about the history of the Yard and of the Floating Harbour, as well as a number of fun interactive displays to play with.
The centrepiece is a huge interactive map of the waterways in and around Bristol, but there's other fun stuff for children (and adults) to play with.
The Visitor Centre at the Underfall Yard is now open every day from 10am-5pm