Bristol by night with SS Great Britain

Bristol - a great place to be

A thriving hub of social and cultural activity. A place with a strong, creative and fiercely independent mindset. A city with a buzzing music scene, great restaurants and interesting business ventures. It’s not surprising Bristol is consistently named as one of the best places to live and work in the UK.

Plenty to see and do

If you’re looking for a busy cultural and social calendar, you’re in the right city. Bristol hosts a multitude of festivals and cultural activities throughout the year. There’s a thriving music scene – and a huge range of independent shops, bars and places to eat.

“The city is a worthy winner thanks to its ideal combination of extraordinary culture, impressive schools, buzzing culinary scene, exciting redevelopment and community spirit”

Helen Davies, Sunday Times home editor referring to Bristol being named best place to live in the UK for 2017

With diverse attractions and eclectic neighbourhoods to explore – from internationally-renowned street art in Stokes Croft; to Gloucester Road for great independent shopping; to Brunel’s famous Suspension Bridge in Clifton, and Ashton Court for stunning walks and views – there’s a huge amount to see and experience here.

Coupled with the city’s strong community ethos, unwavering commitment to sustainability, and fantastic employment opportunities, Bristol consistently tops the charts as one of the most desirable places to live and work in the UK.

Well positioned

Its convenient location in the south west of England and excellent transport links also make it easily accessible from other parts of the UK, and for travelling around once you’re here.

The world heritage city of Bath is a 15 minute train ride away, London just 90 minutes, and the open spaces of Wales, Somerset and the Cotswolds are all within easy reach.

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