Things we love:

That West Country accent. Banksy was born there, and the street art is sick. All those skaters! Gloucester Road has the country's largest continuous stretch of independent shops and businesses. Keep it real, guys. JK Rowling based her character Harry Potter on a young boy she knew while growing up in Bristol. 

Things we wished we’d known:

That hill is crazy steep, wear flats. The Lido is the perfect place for a swim, so remember your swimmers. The Bristol Downs is the UK No. 1 dogging site. Do not, repeat, do not engage your windscreen wipers.