The Bristol Harbour Festival is a highlight of the city's summer event calendar. Visitors taking a car hire in the United Kingdom can learn about Bristol's nautical history at the festival and enjoy a wide range of entertainment for the whole family.
Taking place from July 20-22, the event features numerous tall ships that attendees can tour, including The Matthew, a giant replica of a 16th-century merchant vessel that is moored in the harbour. Visitors can learn how these ships were instrumental in the city's growth and see how sailors lived and worked aboard the vessel.
The festival also features a diverse variety of live musical performances. Although the full programme has yet to be announced, acts from a range of genres delighted the crowds at last year's event. There will also be street performers, circus acts, market vendors and much more for visitors to enjoy.
Bristol's harbour covers more than 70 acres, making the festival one of the largest cultural events in the city. The harbour area can be reached from the A369 and A4 highways, making a car hire in Bristol an ideal way for families to reach this unique event.