Outlet: The Times 

Reach: 35 million monthly visits 

Headline: Best Days out in Britain 

LinkBest days out in Britain: fancy a culture fix, garden visit or a long lunch? | Weekend | The Times 

Journalist Susan D’Arcy is a regular contact of the Visit Bristol media team and she got in touch after the what’s new in Bristol press release was sent out and requested images of Breaking Bread and Where the Wall Banksy tour to be included in this piece in The Times. 

Outlet: Telegraph 

Reach: 60 million monthly visits 

Headline: Why Clevedon is the best beach break this summer 

LinkWhy Clevedon is the best beach break this summer (telegraph.co.uk) 

Local freelance journalist Sarah Baxter was in touch with Visit Bristol to ask for recommendations and suggestions for her piece on Clevedon in The Telegraph, which featured Clevedon Pier, Pier Gin, Clevedon Marine Lake, The Curzon cinema, Vintage and Vine, Books on the Hill and Discover Clevedon. 

Coverage of Clevedon in The Telegraph

Outlet: Reader’s Digest 

Reach: 200k monthly visits 

Headline: My Britain: Bristol 


Reader’s Digest contacted Visit Bristol with requests for well-known locals to be interviewed on their home city. We set up interviews with John Nation – the godfather of graffiti – and The Great British Bake Off’s Briony May Williams who shared their stories of Bristol and ventures with Where the Wall and Yuup, respectively. 

Outlet: Metro 

Reach: 37 million monthly visits 

Headline: Weekend 


Metro requested images for a Taylor Swift tribute evening at Avon Valley Wildlife Park, which was included in their regional round-up.   Coverage of Avon Valley in Metro
Outlet: Elle Next Door 

Reach: 200k combined online reach 

Headline: Exploring Bristol and Bath 

Linkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZ042K82LCk and https://www.instagram.com/ellenextdoor/?hl=en 

As part of Visit England’s Escape the Everyday campaign, influencer Elle Next Door came to Bristol and featured the newly-opened Mollie’s Motel and Diner, The Coconut Tree, SS Great Britain, Clifton Suspension Bridge and Where the Wall’s Banksy street art phone tour. 

Outlet: Somerset Life 

Reach: 10k magazine circulation, 30k monthly visits 

Headline: Summer in the City 


Visit Bristol wrote an article on summer in Bristol for Somerset Life magazine and the four-page feature includes The Wave, SUP Bristol, SS Great Britain, Adventurous Activity Centre, Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bailey Balloons, Yuup, Where the Wall, Upfest, Arnolfini, Spike Island, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, M Shed, Wapping Wharf, Woky Ko, Cargo Cantina, Root, Box E, Bristol Food and Film Festival, Valley Fest, Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, Wild Place Project, Bristol Aquarium, We the Curious, Tyntesfield, Aerospace Bristol, Cabot Circus, Bristol Shopping Quarter, Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin, Bristol Harbour Hotel, Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel and Brooks Guesthouse. 

Coverage in Somerset Life

Outlet: Mummy Travels blog 

Reach: unknown 

Headline: The best things to do in Bristol with kids 

LinkThe best things to do in Bristol with kids - mummytravels 

Award-winning blogger Cathy Winston came to Bristol a few years ago on a press trip and has recently updated her content, which we supplied imagery for. The coverage above features We the Curious, Bristol Zoo Gardens, The Wild Place Project, Bristol Aquarium, TOOT bus, Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, SS Great Britain, The Matthew, M Shed, Clifton Observatory and Giant’s Cave, Blackbeard to Banksy tour, Where the Wall and Aerospace Bristol. 

Outlet: BCfm 

Reach: 60k weekly listeners 

Headline: Saturday Edition 

LinkSaturday Edition | BCfm Radio (Saturday 17/7/21 around 25 mins in) 

Director of Tourism Kathryn Davis was approached to talk about the work of Visit Bristol on local radio at BCfm, with regards to local business support during the pandemic and how the visitor economy is recovering. In the interview (25 minutes into the show linked above) Kathryn spoke about the Harbourside, SS Great Britain, Bristol Ferry, Toot Bus, museums, Bristol Zoo Gardens, Wild Place, The Wave, Gloucester Road, St Marks Road, Bedminster, Bristol Craft Beer Festival, Balloon Fiesta, Valley Fest, street art and Upfest.  

Outlet: Business Traveller 

Reach: 722k monthly visits 

Headline: 4 Hours in Bristol 


Visit Bristol supplied images for this piece in  Business Traveller magazine and the resulting coverage included Temple Meads, Queen Square, Clifton, Park Street, The Downs, Clifton Suspension Bridge, Clifton Observatory, Banksy and street art. 

Coverage in Business Traveller

Outlet: ATO Tours 

Reach: Unknown 

Headline: 7 Unusual and fun things to do in Bristol 

Link7 Unusual and Fun Things To Do in Bristol | ATO Tours (ato-tours.com) 

ATO Tours got in touch to source images and the resulting coverage includes Graft graffiti workshops, The Wave, Bailey Balloons, We the Curious, St Pauls and Easton and The Lido, with a link back to the Visit Bristol website.  

Outlet: ATO Tours 

Reach: Unknown 

Headline: Exciting tours of Bristol 

LinkExciting Tours of Bristol | ATO Tours (ato-tours.com) 

As above, this piece includes Clifton Suspension Bridge, Clifton Observatory, SS Great Britain, Bristol Aquarium, We the Curious, Arnolfini, M Shed, St Nicholas Market, street art and a link to Visit Bristol website, Cabot Tower, Hotel du Vin, Bristol Harbour Hotel, Marriott Royal Hotel, Berkeley Square Hotel and Bath. 

Coverage in ATO Tours

Outlet: Rosemary and Pork Belly 

Reach: 70k monthly page views  

Headline: SS Great Britain  


Bloggers from Rosemary and Pork Belly got in touch for images and tips for their visit to Bristol, which resulted in this piece about the SS Great Britain. 

Outlet: Circus Journal 

Reach: Unknown 

Headline: The Guide 


This midsummer edition of local magazine Circus Journal’s The Guide features Vanguard, M Shed, Upfest, Seven Saints of St Pauls, Bristol Pride, Breaking Bread, Jekka’s Herbfest and Valley Fest. The editors of Circus Journal receive all our press releases which have outlined many of these listings. 

Other coverage  

Elle featured The Chapel in Bristol in their best UK staycations piece. Banksy was mentioned in this article from Stylist featuring best Somerset hotels and restaurants. Woman and Home published an article on top scenic routes and included Bristol and the Great West Way. Longleat and Bristol Zoo Gardens were featured in this round up of family days out by South Wales Argus. Bristol was named a top city for tech start-ups for 2021 in UK Tech News. Bristol Hippodrome was featured in this article about Beauty and the Beast being the re-opening show in Broadway World. Poco Tapas, Gin and Juice and Exchange were among many places mentioned in a feature in The Face. Sonny Stores in Southville/Bedminster had a very positive review in The Guardian and The Times posted an article on Bristol Travel Guide and featured The Lido, Bristol Ferry, St Nicholas Market, Avon Gorge Hotel by Hotel du Vin, Bristol Harbour Hotel, Bristol Marriott Royal, among many others. Clifton Rocks Railway was included in this guide on History Hit

Press trips and enquiries (where coverage is forthcoming)  

Visit Bristol media team wrote a piece for Somerset Life about food for their Autumn issue, due out later this year. We also hosted several press tips this month including Elle Next Door influencer for Visit England (see coverage above), The Scotsman newspaper, Attitude Magazine, The Travel Magazine, The Telegraph and China FT and China News Weekly. Visit Bristol’s Director of Tourism Kathryn Davis was interviewed by a TV film maker about the positive impact of street art on the local tourism economy. 




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