Our campus tours run throughout the year and are led by our student ambassadors, who are all currently studying at Bristol. The tour will give you an idea of the layout and general facilities of the University, and you will be able to share experiences with the tour guide about what it's like to study with us. You will not be able to gain entry to labs or academic departments, but you should get a feel for the place and maybe meet others also thinking of studying here.
Tours last for around 90 minutes and includes several optional detours around parts of the city. Please note that this is a walking tour and as some areas of the University campus are quite hilly, comfortable shoes are recommended.
If you are unable to attend one of our Monday tours, you are welcome to discover more about the University through a self-guided walking tour. There are a number of podcasts that you can download, printable maps and a link to our new Walking Tour iPhone app to help you plan your visit and learn more about the University. You can visit us at any time with these tours; although access to University buildings is limited, you will be able to find out about the range of facilities here for prospective students.
The city of Bristol
If you are spending the day in Bristol, or have a couple of hours to spare before or after your tour, here are some suggestions of things to see and do:
- The International Office is a ten minute walk away from Clifton Village, a good place to get a coffee or something to eat and take in the spectacular Clifton Suspension Bridge.
- The City Museum and Art Gallery are located next door to the Wills Memorial Building and house outstanding exhibitions of art, archaeology, geology and natural history.
- Park Street has a wide selection of shops, cafes and bars right on the University’s doorstep
- The harbourside is a short walk from the University and a great place to enjoy lunch on the waterfront and a ferry boat tour.
- Cabot Tower and Brandon Hill are a five minute walk from the Wills Memorial Building and offer fantastic views across the city.
For more ideas please see the Visit Bristol website.
Maps of the city and of the University campus can be found on our maps and travel information pages.
Prospective undergraduate students are encouraged to come to Bristol on one of our Open Days. Please visit our open days site for details.