The first of the reasons to visit Bristol is that it will make you leave the confines of London and visit the glorious south west of England. Of course, everyone who visits the UK wants and needs to go to London but there are so many fantastic places outside the capital. Get on a train at Paddington or drive down the M4 because you’ll be convinced by these reasons to visit Bristol.
1. A Walk to Clifton Suspension Bridge
Of all the places to visit in Bristol, this one is the "must-do." Designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and completed in 1864, the Clifton Suspension Bridge is a marvel of engineering. It's a great destination for a walk. Seeing 19th century achievements firsthand is one of the reasons to visit Bristol for many people, but the bridge also affords fantastic views across the Avon Gorge. There is an informative visitors' center at the Leigh Woods end of Clifton Suspension Bridge that describes the initial planning stage, construction and completion really well in authentic pictures and documents.