City of Bristol Races - Tourism

Bristol is the capital of England’s West Country. Its a compact city of just under half a million people with a long history, interesting and varied city scape, contemporary vibe and a great range of tourist attractions and things to do.

The Visit Bristol website has a wealth of information on what to see and do before and after the races.

A short history of the competition area, Bristol's historic Harbourside, with photos is here. It contains much useful information about the many sights to be seen around the docks, all within easy walking distance of the event centre.

Banksy the world renowned street artist is a native of Bristol. Many of his paintings and public art works have been linked in a Bansky art trail in a self guided walk around central Bristol. Alternatively there are digital guided tours. Over the weekend of the City of Bristol Races the popular Festival of Nature will also be happening in the central Harbourside area close to the events. Its well worth a visit.

The Festival of Nature will bring a lot of people into central Bristol on both days of the weekend, so it is recommended you plan to arrive in good time to allow for extra traffic and visitors.

Additionally if you’d like more orienteering a Photo O activity has been specially prepared by BOK This fun activity allows you to match various locations to photographs taken in and around the Harbourside. Do it before or after the races with friends and family. Photo O trail maps can be purchased from the Event Centre.