History & Heritage In Bristol

Seek South West: Helping You with Your Exploration of Bristol History and Heritage

Do you love exploring histories and heritages? Bristol packages historic sites and heritage grounds that can keep you busy all through your tour trip there. And Seek South West can introduce you to them. If there was a way to vicariously travel back in time to watch Bristol being moulded into the historic spectacle it is today, it lies in taking a trip to its historic grounds.

Even though it’s a modern city, Bristol is nonetheless brimming with a rich history and heritage that goes as far back as millennia. The signs of Bristol’s connection to the past is evident in the unusual combination of buildings you’ll find on its streets with some spotting modern architectural design and others with clearly historic walls and structural designs – some of these older building can be traced as far back as to the origins of Brigstow.

You can visit Bristol Museum Art and Gallery to view preserved artefacts such as fossils, rocks and other gems from the city’s history, such as items fromMangotsfield.

A spectacular monument

The city also has a rich history that’s connected with the sea due to it being a major port for trade. A visit to M Shed museum or the galleys of the SS Great Britain is bound to fascinate you and make for a great day out with the family. If you would like to sample locally crafted Bristol ales while learning about history, check out the Heritage Pub Crawl.

An old boat in the river

Bristol also offers several walking tours and audio tours that are designed to guide you towards making the best of your visit and take in as much of the history and heritage as possible. If you are a big fan of historic structures, you’ll be glad to know Bristol is made up of architecture from various ages. You’ll see this in Castle Park’s Norman castle ruins, St Mary Redcliffe, the gothic masterpieces of Bristol Cathedral, and so on.

Bristol Cathedral

You can easily purchase a map at a Bristol Tourist Information Centre to guide your visit to any of the key following history and heritage attractions.

  • Clifton Suspension Bridge (+44 (0)117 974 4664) at Bridge Road, Leigh Woods, Bristol, BS8 3PA
  • Glenside Hospital Museum (+44 (0)117 965 2829) at University of the West of England, Glenside Campus, Stapleton, Bristol, BS16 1DD
  • Cabot Tower and Brandon Hill (+44 (0)117 922 3719) at Brandon Hill Park, Just off Park Street, West End, Bristol
  • St James Priory (+44 (0)117 929 9100) at Whitson Street, Bristol, BS1 3NZ
  • Castle Park and St Peters Church (+44 (0)117 922 3719) atBroadmead, Bristol, BS1 3XD
  • The Red Lodge Museum Park Row (+44 (0)117 921 1360) at West End, Bristol, BS1 5LJ
  • Bristol Free Walking Tour. Tours take off from The Victoria Rooms’ front, Queens Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1SA
  • Berkeley Castle Berkeley (+44 (0)1453 810303) at Berkeley, Gloucestershire, GL13 9BQ
  • Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust (+44 (0)117 971 9117) at Arnos Vale Cemetery, West Lodge, Bath Road, Bristol, BS4 3EW
  • Bristol Cathedral (+44 (0)117 926 4879) College Green, West End, Bristol, BS1 5TJ
  • Aerospace Bristol (+44 (0)117 931 5315) at Hayes Way, Patchway, Bristol, Avon, BS34 5BZ

SSW tips to enjoying Bristol History and Heritage

There’s more than enough to see and enjoy in Bristol. But to get the most out of your experience, you need to plan your trip appropriately. Guidance concerning your visit can be provided by the Bristol Tourist Information Centre. Also, because Bristol is one of the most congested cities in the UK, avoid visiting during peak tourist periods.

Whether you are looking to marvel at Bristol’s natural wonders, many which have attained worldwide popularity, or tour its ancient monuments with the help of an experienced guide, we are here to assist you.

Contact Seek South West today to begin your trip through Bristol history and heritage.