This Week, Do as the British and Pop into Bristol!
Last night, we joined Eric Dowdle as he explored the lovely town of Bristol, England in Painting the Town with Eric Dowdle!
Eric had a lot to share after meeting some new mates and discovering the hidden gems of this British city. So, with his help, we have created a travel guide to help you navigate the streets of Bristol like a native!
Whether you've been to England before or are planning a first-time visit, you surely won't want to leave behind this ultimate travel guide on your next holiday to the beautiful city of Bristol, England!
Famous Places Worth Giving A Visit:
Clifton Bridge (Bristol Bridge, Victoria St, Bristol BS1 6DT, UK) Take a guided tour and learn about the history surrounding this iconic bridge, which has traversed the River Avon and the Avon Gorge since 1864.
Hole in the Wall Pub (2 Three Queens' Ln Avon Bristol BS1 4QZ, UK) Visit the famous Hole in the Wall Pub for an authentic Englishperson's experience. This stylish, modern pub has a long history and is known for its delicious food and relaxing environment!
SS Great Britain (Great Western Dockyard, Gas Ferry Rd Bristol BS1 6TY, UK) Bristol's number one attraction, Brunel's SS Great Britain, offers a variety of unique historical tours that allow you to "discover the ship that changed the world!" Tickets range from $22–23 for adults and from $0–13 for children ages 4–16.
**Eric: Everybody working at the SS Great Britain is dressed up and reenacts from that time period.
Thornbury Castle (Castle St. Thornbury, Bristol BS35 1HH, UK) Explore this magnificent castle-turned-hotel, original architecture which dates back to the 16th century and once served as the house of Henry VIII.
WHERETHEWALL Banksy Art Walking Tour (80 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QY, UK) Experience firsthand pieces of art painted by the world-famous Banksy up and down the streets of Bristol. You may even learn a few art techniques yourself along the way!
Eric's Favorite Place to Eat:
Eat like a true Brit at one of Eric's favorite finds, Catch 22! The fish dipped and fried in homemade batter paired with a fresh side of chips makes for the perfect combination!
Catch 22 (38 College Green, Bristol BS1 5SP, UK)
**Eric: "The fish and chips were the best I’ve had."
The "Bristol" Painting
From painting with street artists to sketching atop the high walls of the city, Eric immersed himself in the English culture to create a truly beautiful painting of Bristol! Take a look at Eric's masterpiece to get a more genuine feel of his journey through the famous city!