6 Bristol Locations to Include in Your Brand’s Next Commercial Video

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Bristol is a city with a tremendous amount of untapped potential, being rich in history and a variety of architecture makes it one of the most versatile film sets in the world. From the magnificent SS Great Britain sat in the picture-esque floating harbour, to the stunning Bristol Cathedral, the opportunities are endless.

Bristol’s long been a fixture on our screens, with shows like Animal Magic and Shoestring highlighting some of the city’s locales through ‘60s and ‘70s, right the way up to modern, big-budget spectacles of recent years such as Doctor Who, Sherlock and The Outlaws (starring Christoper Walken).

Bristol’s popularity as a location is only growing by the year, with the city council reporting a 225% increase on drama production compared to pre-pandemic levels. This is what makes it the perfect place to plan your next brand shoot.
Join us as we run through six of the best places to master your video production in the beautiful city of Bristol.

Clifton Suspension Bridge

Clifton Suspension Bridge

Designed by the world-famous engineer, Isambard Brunel, the Clifton suspension bridge is a true success story of the industrial revolution era, spanning the 76-metre gorge. The bridge acts as a gateway to the heart of the city from the west. Providing a stunning backdrop of the harbour city, this is a set location that should be high up on your list of places to capture in your next brand shoot.

Redcliffe Caves

The Redcliffe caves offer a unique opportunity that you won’t find in many other places in the UK, let alone within the Bristol area! Having been previously the set of past Doctor Who scenes, as well as scenes in the Atlantis TV series. A variety of sharp, jagged edges or rounded smooth stones means you have the perfect surroundings no matter the context of your shoot. This is a location that will elevate any video production, fortunately, located so close to Bristol too.

Bristol Cathedral & College Green

BristolCathedral and College Green

Located just off the centre of the city of  Bristol, the Cathedral is considered one of the great medieval churches. Offering  awe-inspiring gothic architecture, it  gives your brand the opportunity to leave your customers stunned by the beauty of the cathedral. As you enter the 880-year-old cathedral, you’ll be taken aback by the sheer size of what stands before you. 

The extremely high ceilings coupled with the stunning stained glass windows serve as the ideal backdrop for any shoot. 

Bristol Harbour

The harbour, once a place of teeming trade and activity, where boats from far-flung corners of the globe docked and brought rich cargo to the United Kingdom. It now possesses an opportunity for you to enhance your video production with rich history and heritage.

Phoenix Wharf, with its cobbled street and Redstone walls, paired with historic operational cargo cranes gives you the ability to portray your next shoot as a time machine to a year gone by. 

Llandoger Trow

The famous triple-gabled, half-timbered Llandoger Trow building in King Street, is full of history as much of Bristol is, enhances our claim that Bristol remains one of the most versatile cities in the world.

It is said to be where Alexander Selkirk is said to have told the story of his shipwreck to Daniel Defoe, who immortalized the tale in Robinson Crusoe. 

Stokes Croft

In recent years Stokes Croft has become the spiritual home of Bristol’s underground art movement, and while Banksy may be the region’s breakaway urban artist, it’s hard to deny that even his work pales in comparison to the scale and execution of some of the graffiti that has since joined it. 

This combined with the sheer volume of independent venues and shops and close proximity to the university accommodation and city centre gives the area a fun-loving, vibrant energy at all hours of the day, making it a perfect location for a shoot that needs a youthful or arty vibe. 

Bristol remains one of our favourite places to shoot, its versatility and rich culture make it a place that everyone should consider shooting. If we’ve convinced you that this is the best place for your brands’ next shoot, we’d love to hear from you. 


At Bull & Wolf, we are passionate about achieving great results for each and every one of our clients through the use of video. A video agency could take you to the top, Bull & Wolf will take you beyond that.

We’d love to hear from you and find out more about your brand’s requirements, so contact us to find out how we can take the production of your promotional video to the next level.

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