Facts about Bristol - one of the best cities to live, work and study in Britain.
- The Sunday Times chose Bristol as the best
city to live in Britain. The paper praised Bristol for its
buzzy culture, nightlife and access to fantastic countryside.
- A popular blogger lists
12 reasons why living in Bristol is awesome. A rounded review
of the infectious culture, nightlife, independent restaurants, and
- The Campaign for Better Transport’s
Car Dependency Scorecard ranked Bristol as the second best
city for walking and cycling as an alternative to using cars. Which
should only improve, as the city has been given a £9
million city cycling investment.
- Zase and Dekor are taking over the Banksy hype in
Bristol. They’ve recently created a mural
in St. Pauls, which has an interesting story behind it,
although you will have to work out what it means for yourself.
- Over 25% of the world's natural history films are made in
Bristol, with the majority of these at the
BBC's Natural History Unit.
- Wallace and Gromit, Chicken Run and Creature Comforts were all
made in Bristol, home of the Oscar awar-winning Aardman. Creature Comforts was
inspired by Nick Park's visits to Bristol Zoo Gardens and
features the voices of local Bristolians.
- Bristol is a filming hot
spot, with successful television dramas such as Doctor Who,
Sherlock, The House of Eliott and Skins all being filmed here. You
track filming locations in Bristol if you’re a fan.
- Building on the heritage of trip-hop and drum and bass,
pioneered by Massive
Attack and Roni Size,
Bristol continues to be a centre of musical innovation. We also
have our own music festivals including Brisfest and Love Saves the Day.
- Bristol has won many awards and accolades, including the
European Green Capital of
Infrastructure Excellence Award, and numerous
Observer Food Monthly Awards 2015 for its eateries.
- Shaun in the City,
a public art event featuring Shaun the Sheep, that little guy who
finds himself in trouble all too often, took place in 2015. Over
the summer, 120 sculptures could be found across many locations in
Bristol with the help of the
Sheep Spotter App. Over £1 million was raised from selling the
sculptures at auction for Wallace and Gromit's Grand
Appeal and The
Grand Appeal to support sick children in hospitals.