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Bristol skyline with flying pod
Image: Arc

This flying pod will offer sky-high views of one of the UK’s most stunning cities

Arc Bristol is set to open in 2025

Chiara Wilkinson
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Chiara Wilkinson

Fast-forward three years and the Bristol skyline will look very different indeed.

The city will be home to something called ‘Arc’: a flying pod offering sky-high views of the city and surrounding area. Suspended between two carbon-fibre masts, up to 42 visitors at a time will be lifted above the city in a glass cabin for a 20-minute adventure, 69 metres up.

The structure will be built above the Harbourside – the neighbourhood home to Millennium Square and the Bristol Aquarium – offering panoramic views of nearby landmarks. The project had its planning permission approved last year, with widespread support from local businesses and tourism leaders, and will be run by Arc in partnership with nearby science centre We The Curious.

According to an economic report from We The Curious in 2021, the attraction could contribute around £13 million to Bristol's economy every year. It plans to open in 2025.

We’ll update this page with more information when it is announced. In the meantime, you can find out more about Arc Bristol here.

ICYMI: this small UK city has been named one of the world’s top travel destinations.

Plus: Europe’s most beautiful castle is apparently right here in the UK.

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