Spot a Banksy
There’s no better way to experience Bristol’s quirky, artistic charm than to wander through the city on foot. It is compact enough to tackle in two days and thanks to the hilly landscape, it’s common for visitors to round a corner and stumble across a spectacular view. Don’t miss the cobbled Christmas Steps, a series of streets dating back to the 1600s which have been voted the prettiest in Bristol. And for a guaranteed breath-taking vista, hike to the top of Brandon Hill where you’ll find Cabot Tower. Take the spiral staircase to the top and enjoy the panoramic views of the city. On foot you’ll also be able to take in the work of internationally renowned (and Bristol-born) anonymous street artist Banksy. Dotted around Bristol – from the ‘Paint Pot Angel’ inside Bristol Museum and Art Gallery to ‘Grim Reaper’ at the M Shed galleries – it’s easy to while away a day spotting his politically-astute stencilled grafitti and ducking into artisan cafes when you get peckish. If you see no others, be sure to find ‘Mild Mild West’. Not only is it located in Stokes Croft, Bristol’s colourful cultural quarter, but it is also next to The Canteen cafe, a Bristol favourite known for its delicious organic and locally sourced menu.