The Bristol Harbourside is just a few minutes away from the city centre. It is the location of many notable attractions including the Bristol Aquarium, Hippodrome and Colston Hall. It also hosts many festivals, particularly during the summer, such as the Bristol Harbour Festival which attracts over 200,000 people every year. In 2016, this festival was opened by Echo and the Bunnymen
and included many live performances by a variety of musicians on various stages along the Harbour.
Located in the very heart of Bristol, the Harbourside is easy to find and accessible by car or bus. There are also ferries and bike parking available.
By train and tube: The two closest rail stations are Bedminster and Bristol Temple Meads. They are both less than a mile away and you can either walk or take a bus to the harbour from there.
By bus: There are multiple bus stops within the harbourside. The Anchor Road stop is serviced by the X6, X8, X1, and X4 lines, while Gasferry Road is also serviced by the X3. College Green is also a short walk away being serviced by the 1, 4, and 8 routes.
By car: The harbourside, mainly located around Anchor Road, can easily be reached via Jacob’s Wells Road or College Green.
International: If you are arriving at the Heathrow International Airport, take the Reading RailAir to the Reading Town Centre. From that stop, take the Great Western Railway to the Bristol Temple Meads rail station. From there, you can either walk or catch any bus that stops at any nearby stop such as Anchor Road or Gasferry Road.
There is no free parking on the Harbourside but there are many car parks which make driving to the area convenient. The Bristol’s Harbourside, Millennium Square, and Travelodge Bristol Central car parks are all located within walking distance. All parks have yellow lines reserved.
Access for people with special needs
The harbourside is equipped with accessible toilets located at every toilet block. More than that, most streets that make up the Harbourside are easily accessible by wheelchair.