The best things to do in Bristol this Valentine's Day


Whether it’s with your loved one or your very best friends, we’ve got a guide to help you out if you’re stuck for things to do!

The big day is finally upon us – that’s right, it’s Valentine’s Day! Love it or loathe it, you have to do something to mark it. Whether it’s with your loved one or with your very best pals, we’ve out together a little guide of things to do to make this year extra special.

Go for a walk

Just because it’s Valentine’s Day doesn’t mean that you have to spend all of your money! Living in city like Bristol, you’re never short of beautiful places to go for a stroll and best of all, it’s free! Head over to Arnos Vale Cemetery (stay with us, here), just off the Bath Road for a truly stunning place to wander. Featuring nature paths the circle the elegant Georgian buildings, this place is anything but morbid. If boats are more your thing, nothing beats a good bracing walk around Bristol’s harbourside. Wave hello to The Matthew, visit the SS Great Britain and simply take in the sights of the city across the water. Finally, The Downs is always a great place for a day-time walk. Take in the views from the iconic Suspension Bridge or simply indulge in a good old chat as you wander round the rolling fields of green.

Pick a pub

There’s nothing better than catching up with your loved one or best mate in a cosy, warm pub. Luckily, Bristol has plenty to choose from! If you’re in the city centre, head over The Volunteer Tavern (with an excellent heated garden) or try The Christmas Steps for something a little quirky. Those in Kingsdown or Cotham should try The Highbury Vaults for a proper slice of Bristol history and if you’re up in Clifton, you won’t find much better than The Landsdown or The Albion – both have excellent food and great wines. For those who live south, try The Spotted Cow on North Street or cosy on down in The Old Bookshop.

Grab a bite

There are so many great places to eat in Bristol – but you knew this already! Top of our list for most romantic are Bravas on Cotham Hill – share some delicious small plates in a candlelit setting, or go for something really special at No Man’s Grace on Chandos Road. Enjoy a juicy steak at The Cowshed or, if you’re vegan, some incredible junk food over at Vx. For those with a hankering for Chinese food, Mayflower in the Bearpit offers up some of the very best around, or if a romantic pizza is your kind of thing, then you can’t go wrong with either Bosco or Pizzarova. Feeling fancy? Dine at TARE in Wapping Wharf for something really special and try out their fantastic seasonal dishes.

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