Enjoy a few hours in this impressive city museum and art gallery containing ancient artefacts, precious works of art and an ever-changing schedule of exhibits and events. Bristol's outstanding collections of art and archaeology, geology and natural history are housed in a magnificent Edwardian baroque building. Admission is free. www.visitbristol.co.uk
TOURS of the imposing Wills Memorial Building have become so popular that bookings are now taken in advance for the chance to climb to the top of the tower and see the famous Great George bell – the sixth largest in England, weighing in at 9.5 tonnes – being rung. Officially opened in 1925, the Neo Gothic landmark houses the University’s School of Law and the Department of Earth Sciences.
The view from the top of Wills Tower, 68 metres above Park Street, is unparalleled. The building was opened by King George V and Queen Mary in 1925 before being badly damaged during the Blitz in 1940. www.bristol.ac.uk/university/visit/tower-tours/
The Red Lodge is often described as Bristol's 'hidden treasure' because of its magnificent Tudor rooms. The house, built in 1580, is furnished in Elizabethan, Stuart and Georgian styles with an original Elizabethan plasterwork ceiling, oak panelling and carved chimneypiece. Admission is free. www.bristol.gov.uk
This 105-feet-high tower, opened in 1897, commemorates the 400th anniversary of John Cabot's voyage to Newfoundland in America. Inside there is a spiral staircase for those who wish to climb to the top for splendid views across Bristol. The gardens around the base are a haven for wild life. There are also picnic areas and a play-ground. www.bristol-link.co.uk
Queen's Road, BS8 1RE
Our bus-stop is outside Sainsburys and Wilko's, approx 100 yards from City Museum (up the hill)
Stop does not have a dropped kerb. The area is flat if approached from Whiteladies Road. Please be aware that the pavements can get very busy. Best parking place would on pay and display meters along Queens Road.
The nearest Car Park to this stop is at Trenchard Street, accessed on Park Row. Trenchard Street, West End, Bristol BS1 5AN. There is also pay and display meter parking close by.