Once one of the most important docks of the largest empire the world has ever known, today a place of leisure and opportunities. Bristol is very fortunate to have the Harbourside where the River Frome meets the River Avon.
Bristol Harbourside is like having the sea (only to look at though) in the heart of Bristol, when you are feeling a little down in yourself, just catch a bus, cycle or walk to the Harbourside and within half an hour you will probably feel a bit better, especially in the sunshine. The harbourside path is free and there’s loads of free seating to be found but if you are looking for cafés, bars and restaurants and markets then between Corn Street and SS Great Britain or on a Sunday to venture out south to Tobacco Factory in North Street or up Park Street to Clifton everyday; then Bristol Harbourside is arguably the best place for 70 miles in any direction. A trip to Brandon Hill and up Cabot Tower is a free bucket list adventure as well, take any visitor there first and they’ll quickly love Bristol.
Bristol’s historic harbourside picture film: