If you are arriving at Bristol Temple Meads, look out for the Brunel statue, which stands in front of the engineer’s original station. It’s just a short walk or ferry ride from here to another of his creations – the SS Great Britain!
Start your day out right with a coffee at the Mud Dock, an iconic dockside bike shop/café with a terrace which offers panoramic views of the harbour. Then head over Prince Street Bridge, and stroll beneath the cargo cranes which tower above the riverside.
Stop off at the M Shed for a free exhibition which tells the story of the city through moving personal stories and quirky artifacts. Along the quayside you can also witness the Bristol Harbour Railway and explore The Matthew, a modern reconstruction of the caravel sailed by John Cabot in 1497.
Now it is time to experience Bristol from a different angle, board the Water Ferry to the SS Great Britain and enjoy a delicious light lunch at the Harbourside Kitchen, soaking up the atmosphere of a waterfront terrace.