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5 Bristol Areas Students Must Visit

Wednesday 15-06-2016 - 00:00

Bristol is a beautiful, diverse and exciting city made up of a several different distinct areas. As the new term approaches, have a little look at the interesting areas you’ll want to explore!


1. Clifton:

Clifton is the home of Bristol University and Bristol SU, it’s an area you will get to know very well during your time here as a student. Full of lovely Georgian terraces, pretty squares and impressive period architecture; it is truly a sight for sore eyes. The area is scattered with swanky restaurants, posh boutiques and upmarket pubs. It is certainly Bristol’s poshest (and sadly priciest) area.


2. The Triangle & Park Street:

This busy, central area is just a stone’s throw away from the University. It’s packed with cafes, shops, bars and a supermarket! The area is buzzing at nights, with kebab shops and bars galore. Lizard Lounge and Bunker are a few of the favourite student haunts.


3. City Centre & Old City:  

This diverse area hosts a range of shopping delights. The Old City is filled with independent shops, bars and cafes, whilst Cabot Circus boasts a very wide selection of the more familiar brands of shops and bars. 


4. Harbourside:  

This lively and scenic area offers many bars and restaurants with a top notch view of the river. There is also a science museum, to satisfy those with a more curious mind. Boat rides round the harbour and the river are a great way to explore this delightful area.


5. Gloucester Road & Stokes Croft: 

Stokes Croft is the heart of Bristol’s vibrant alternative scene. There is a real variety of hip bars, vintage shops and trendy restaurants. This edgy area hosts hipsters and hippies alike. Visit Lakota and Blue Mountain for a more alternative, bass-heavy night out!


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