Blogs Brunel, Bridges, Boats, and Banksy in Bristol! One of the things that we love about moving our Big Weekend to different host cities is that we get to see what our wonderful country has to offer. Bristol is brimming with things to see and do... 1. Clifton Suspension Bridge Firstly, you can't come to Bristol and not check out one of the greatest bridges in the World; the Clifton Suspension Bridge. Described by the bridge's engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, as "My first love, my darling", it took 33 years to build, finally being completed in1964 five years after Brunel's death. The Grade I listed building is an engineering marvel and an exciting sight to behold (as you can tell from Amy's selfie!). 2. SS Great Britain You don't even need to board this ship to appreciate the magnificence of this former passenger steamship. She was another of Brunel's designs and was the longest passenger ship in the world from 1845 to 1854. Now a museum, you can jump aboard and learn all about the history of the ship. Alternatively, you're able to take a look at the ship and take a photo or two in the Dockyard. 3. Take a boat trip up the Avon There are lots of options of taking a journey on the river in Bristol. The riverside around Bristol is very picturesque, in particular the rows of coloured buildings which are very 'Instagrammable'! Remind anyone of Balamory? 4. Discover a bit of Banksy Discover your arty-side with an exploration of some of the work of World-famous, anonymous street artist / vandal / political activist, Banksy. His street art is a mix of satire, dark humour and graffiti. It's possible to see a number of Banksy works throughout Bristol. 5. Jump in a bath in Bath! The train journey from Bristol to the Roman city of Bath takes just over 10 minutes. The city of Bath is a World Heritage Site and home to The Roman Baths and The Royal Crescent (pictured). There is MUCH MORE to Bristol and the surrounding area than the few things that we've pulled out for you. Lots of museums, parks, fantastic architecture, galleries, theatre, music, bars and restaurants. Our awareness walk on Sunday 29th September will finish at the Clifton Suspension Bridge. Our Big Weekend allows you to pick and choose which bits of the weekend you join us for so you can fit in as much or as little sightseeing as you wish. If you're able to, perhaps tag on a couple of days to explore more that the South West has to offer! Find out more about Big Weekend 2019, Bristol, Friday 27th to Sunday 29th September, here.