Architecture of Bristol

Bristol has 51 Grade I listed buildings, 500 Grade II* and over 3,800 Grade II buildings. These embrace a wide variety of architectural styles ranging from medieval to the 21st century, with surviving examples from most the UK's architectural periods.

These include elements of the fortified city and castle dating from the medieval era, some churches from the 12th century onwards, and several instances of Bristol Byzantine, an architectural style unique to the city, developed in the mid-19th century.

Outside the historical city centre there are several large Tudor mansions, originally built for wealthy merchants. Almshouses and public houses from the same period still exist amongst the modern development, as do several Georgian-era squares.