Central Bristol is happily compact enough to explore on foot – or, if you want to take your lead from the environment-minded locals, by bike. You won’t need to walk far before you stumble upon fascinating architecture, historic properties and amazing new attractions. Get a sense for the city’s past, present and future at museums including M Shed, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and The Architecture Centre. Don’t miss Bristol Cathedral – a rare example of a city centre cathedral - and other major attractions such as The Red Lodge Museum and The Georgian House Museum. Make time for the Old City, too. Its atmospheric cobbled streets are now home to shops, cafes and bars that show-off contemporary Bristol’s cutting edge creativity and entrepreneurial flair. With St Nicholas Market at its heart, it remains focused on trade – just as it has been since medieval times. And if you do decide to hire a bike be sure to whizz off and explore some of the city’s colourful enclaves such as Southville, whose walls play host to graffiti festival Upfest, and St Pauls - famous for its spectacular Caribbean carnival.