Nestled in the heart of Bristol, Clifton exudes charm and character, it’s no wonder we’ve made it the home of our Urban Apartments properties. The area of Clifton offers a variety of activities to suit every taste. Whether you’re a history buff, a foodie, a nature enthusiast, or simply seeking relaxation, Clifton has something for you. Let’s delve into some of the top things to do and places to visit in this stunning neighbourhood for your next visit to Bristol.

The Lido

Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and immerse yourself in tranquillity at The Lido. Tucked away in Clifton, this outdoor swimming spot offers not only a refreshing swim but also a range of luxurious amenities including massages, saunas, and steam rooms. After your swim, you can indulge in delicious tapas dishes at the on-site bar or treat yourself to a sumptuous meal at the upstairs restaurant. Make sure to book ahead with this one, booking is always in high demand, and for good reason!

Clifton Observatory

For breath-taking views and a journey through history, head to the Clifton Observatory. Built in 1766 and recently refurbished, this iconic tower offers panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Explore the three-story museum on site and marvel at one of the UK’s working camera obscuras, dating back nearly two centuries.

Clifton Arcade

Step back in time at the Clifton Arcade, a Victorian-style shopping centre dating back to 1878. Browse through an eclectic mix of shops offering everything from vintage clothing to local produce. Don’t miss the opportunity to admire the stunning architecture of this historic building and explore the nearby Georgian houses in Victoria Square.

Kibou Clifton

Enjoy delicious food at Kibou Clifton, an award-winning Japanese restaurant renowned for its delectable dishes. From comforting bowls of ramen to flavour-packed sushi rolls, there’s something to satisfy every craving. Situated in the heart of Clifton village, what’s not to love!

Clifton Suspension Bridge

No visit to Clifton is complete without a stroll across the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge. Marvel at the engineering masterpiece as you take in stunning views of the Avon Gorge. 

Local Pubs: Cheers to Bristol!

Unwind with a pint of local ale at one of Clifton’s charming pubs. Whether you prefer a quirky atmosphere at Racks Bar & Kitchen or a more chilled back vibe at The Albion, you’re sure to find the perfect spot to relax and socialise. If the sun is shining, don’t miss the chance to enjoy a drink in the glorious beer garden at The Mall in Clifton Village.

Cheese Crawl: A Fromage Lover’s Dream

This one is a little different, but we had to throw it in the mix! Embark on a cheese-filled adventure with The Cheese Crawl Bristol. Wander through the charming streets of Clifton Village, sampling local treats and indulging in cheesy puns along the way. With expert guides and refreshing cider to accompany your journey, it’s an experience not to be missed.

So why not plan your next day out in Clifton and discover all that this hidden gem has to offer? We know exactly where you can stay…

Published: 15.04.24 by Phoebe Clutton