New York Times names Bristol among places to visit in 2018


13 January 2018




We’re used to accolades down here in Bristol, such as being named the best place to live in the UK by the Sunday Times last year, but the latest feather in the city’s cap from the New York Times takes some beating.

The newspaper has compiled a list of 52 places worth travelling to this year, and Bristol is among them, rubbing shoulders with some of the worlds hottest current destination spots.

Sharing the list with our city are European favourites such as Prague, Seville and Ypres while further afield Tangier, Rotorua in New Zealand, Seattle, Chandigarh in India and La Paz, Bolivia, all feature.

“Edgy, creative Bristol is aiming for another label in 2018; cultural powerhouse,” wrote the New York Times. “Britain’s oldest continuously working theatre, the Bristol Old Vic, will unveil a 188-seat studio, St Georges Bristol concert hall is adding a modern extention and Being Brunel, a new museum celebrating the engineering great Isambard Kingdom Brunel, will debut alongside his masterpiece, the ocean liner ss Great Britain.”

The paper also said faster, more regular trains from London would make the city a more enticing prospect for tourists.

What they probably didn’t have space to mention was the expansion of the Tobacco Factory Theatre, the 40th anniversary of the Bristol Balloon Fiesta, Europe’s biggest street art festival Upfest, the 50th anniversary of the St Pauls Carnival and all of Bristol’s amazing music festivals.

Which means any visitors will get much more than they bargained for if they do visit.

To see the full New York Times list see here

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