Some hidden treasures of Bristol

Bristol has played a significant role in British sea-faring history and so there are all sorts of maritime-associated things to see in the city. It is also the home of Isambard Kingdom Brunel's feat of engineering, the amazing Clifton Suspension Bridge, stretching over the Avon Gorge, which is definitely worth a visit.

But what's there to do in Bristol after you’ve seen the museums and historic buildings, and done the shops at the new Carbot Circus? We give you a quick guide to some of the hidden treasures that will fascinate and delight you.

The Bristol Ferry Boat Co
A journey on one of the ferry trips of the Bristol Ferry Boat Company is the perfect way to see the city. There are many interesting trips you can go on: the grand tour, the harbour tour, the harbour pub cruise, and the bridge, gorge and cut tour. It’s a relaxing way to see the city and maybe have a glass of wine at the same time. It’s certainly a brilliant way to spend a few hours, whether you want to take in the city’s history or the kids just want to go on a ferry.

Jungle Rumble Adventure Golf
This has to be one Bristol’s most unique attractions and a fantastic place to take the kids. The 18-hole course is reminiscent of an Indiana Jones film set in that it has holes that include a “live” volcano cave, a secret swamp and temple ruins. There are also jungle settings, rock formations, village huts and Aztec encampments. It’s a bonkers place but in a brilliant way. Your kids will absolutely love this place, and so will you!

Bristol Aquarium
The Bristol Aquarium is located on the Bristol harbour. It’s a fascinating place to go to see a variety of sea life. The aquarium has many different displays to enjoy and are all self-explanatory: the Amazon, Bay of Rays, Coral Sea, Giant Pacific Octopus, Native and Sharks. There’s also a Learning Lab for the kids and an amazing underwater tunnel that you can walk along and enjoy the sea life around you.

UK Bungee Club
Have you ever thought about doing a bungee jump but not got around to doing one yet? Well, you can in Bristol when the UK Bungee Club is in town. The jumps take place in the Bristol harbour over the water in the marina. You get to jump from a crane that is 160 feet high. You can even do lovers’ leaps and tandem jumps. It's a thrilling way to see the city (upside down). Afterwards, when you're feeling settled and stable again, you can enjoy a meal in one of the harbour’s fantastic restaurants.

The Relaxation Centre
There can be no better way to end your day than visiting the Relaxation Centre in Bristol. It’s a peaceful retreat in the city centre and a place where you can let all your stresses just wash away. There’s a variety of treatments to enjoy: holistic massage, Indian head massage, reflexology, hot stone massage, aromatherapy, shiatsu, thai yoga massage, acupuncture, osteopathy, craniosacral therapy, reiki and colour light therapy. Whichever you choose to give yourself as a treat, you will certainly end your day in the most relaxing way imaginable.

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