Bristol is a place I’ve talked a lot about recently and shared some history with you guys. But what about the modern day? What is there going on in Bristol? Wonder no more as I take you on a virtual tour with plenty of ideas for a day trip or weekend away.
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Film and TV buffs will love taking a trip to Bristol because it is one of the most popular areas for filming TV shows. Some of the most recent TV programmes that have been filmed there are Sherlock and Skins. But it isn’t just TV shows, there has been plenty of films that have used Bristol as their backdrop. Starter for Ten is one of the recent movies that was filmed here, but the film history of Bristol dates back to the 1950’s.
Free day out
If you are looking to woo the future love of your life but are lacking in funds, don’t worry! There are plenty of free activities that you can do some fun days out. And because there are so many options, you won’t have to list it on a Bristol dating site that you are looking to date on a budget. Instead, you can look cultured by going to the museums and the walking tours. Don’t roll your eyes at that idea, there is a free Banksy tour that you can enjoy before heading to a park for a picnic.
Bristol has one of the most diverse LGBT communities in the UK so there is something for everyone. Not only are there two (yes, two) award-winning gay villages, there are a number of different festivals. So if you find yourself on dating sites in Bristol, you can rest assured that you will be welcome, no matter what part of the community you belong to. The nightlife is always buzzing and they say that Bristol has one of the best Pride Festivals in June every year.
You have probably noticed that I have kids, so most of my day’s trips revolve around them. Bristol has loads of family activities that you can enjoy with your little ones. These are places that you might to avoid if you are trying to indulge in some over 50s dating, there will be too many kids running about. But you do have little ones, you could check out the aquarium or the zoo for some fun.
Food, glorious food!
I couldn’t do a post about Bristol without mentioning some of the foodie things that you can do. There are plenty of places to eat, and they range from quiet cafes to gastropubs. But you can get hands-on with your food too by taking a cookery class or two. If you fancy a tipple of something, there are tours around different breweries, the biggest vineyard in Somerset, or a gin distillery. There are plenty of bars that offer tastings of the local stuff so you can try before you buy that huge bottle of gin to take home as a memento of your travels.