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Artwork by Bao, courtesy Upfest, Bristol

On a budget

Visiting Bath and Bristol need not be expensive, there’s lots to enjoy on a budget

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Listed below are all the attractions that can be visited for free, though please do note that some may also have temporary exhibitions and events that have an admission charge.

Getting here: 

Travel off peak and book ahead, and visiting Bristol and Bath can be surprisingly cheap. Explore all the options and be prepared to trade longer journey times for less expensive fares.


It helps to visit off season, mid-week and to include a Sunday night in your stay if possible. Both Bristol and Bath now have many more quality budget rooms available and university campus accommodation provides the perfect place to stay without breaking the bank.

Many performance venues offer standby tickets and concessionary discounts, please see the individual venue websites for details.

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