A Weekend in Bristol

I went to Bristol the other week – for a Christmas present to me, as the city is half way between my uni and Alex’s. It’s a rather fascinating place; I’ve never been before except briefly to the university area of the city for an open day.

It was just the right place for us to spend a weekend – quirky, and with enough to see and do to keep us busy. We visited some great tourist hotspots, including the Arnolfini (Centre for Contemporary Arts in Bristol), St Nicholas Market, the Clifton suspension bridge and some Banksy art, as well as just wandering around discovering things for ourselves.

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Some Banksy artwork (hidden in the middle of nowhere!)

Naturally you can’t go to Bristol without having a rummage in some of the vintage clothes shops (and consequently buying lots of lovely things… Oops!). We also found some great cafes for drinks and cake (yum), and there are some excellent places for veggie and vegan food too. And for the more eccentric drinkers, we even found a secret cocktail bar, with some… interesting decorations. (It’s called The Milk Thistle, look it up!!)

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The Milk Thistle

We were really lucky with the weather – lots of sun! We spent quite a lot of the weekend just sitting outside cafes, and along the bank of the river (with what felt like all the rest of the students in Bristol), just people-watching and relaxing. It’s made me look really forward to summer now!

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