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Bristol
Travel Guide

With a youthful arts and entertainment scene, international festivals and many family-friendly attractions, Bristol is one of the U.K.’s most vibrant cities.

Visit Bristol to enjoy a diverse entertainment scene, some of the best produce Britain has to offer, locally brewed beer, and many museums and historical displays.

The River Avon is Bristol’s lifeblood and the city’s harbor is a great place to start your visit. Once a center of the shipping industry, the harbor area has now been regenerated into one of culture and entertainment. It’s the site of the annual Bristol Harbour Festival, one of the U.K.’s largest festivals. The harbor is also home to the steamship SS Great Britain. Buy a ticket and climb aboard to learn about the vessel’s eventful life at sea, and understand why it’s considered to be a marvel of its time.

In the city center, visit St. Nicholas Market and spend a morning or afternoon browsing stalls selling anything from old records and handmade jewelry, to hot sauces and haberdashery. On Wednesdays, head here to buy fresh produce at the farmer’s market, then enjoy a snack made with locally sourced ingredients. Pair your food with a Somerset cider or a beer from the local Butcombe and Zerodegrees breweries.

By night, Bristol offers a range of entertainment options from classical music at Colston Hall, to theater at the Bristol Old Vic and Bristol Hippodrome.

The city also offers plenty of activities the whole family can enjoy. Attractions like We The Curious, Bristol Aquarium, Bristol Zoo Gardens and M Shed get kids burning energy while they learn. Another Bristol landmark, the Clifton Suspension Bridge, is a short drive from the center of town. Families will also enjoy the city’s festivals, including the Bristol Festival of Nature, Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, Europe’s largest hot air balloon event, and the Bristol Festival of Puppetry.

Bristol is one of the warmest, and sunniest, cities in the U.K. This is due to its position in the south, and its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. You’ll find better accommodation deals outside the warmer months, which are between May and September.

Getting around Bristol is easy and the city actively promotes public transportation. Make use of the excellent bus service, or rent a bike and see why this city is considered so cycle-friendly.

Where to stay in Bristol

Top hotels in Bristol

The Bristol Hotel
The Bristol Hotel
4 out of 5
Prince Street, Bristol, England
The price is Rs6,958 per night from 7 Mar to 8 Mar

Located in Bristol City Centre, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Queen Square and Bristol Hippodrome Theatre. We The Curious and St Nicholas ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (998 reviews)
The Bristol

"Hotel was very nice staff very helpful was very well placed only down side was all the pubs shut due to lockdown so couldn’t take full advantage of hotel location"…"

Reviewed on 12 Nov 2020

The Bristol Hotel
Future Inn Bristol
Future Inn Bristol
4 out of 5
Bond Street South, Bristol, England
The price is Rs5,447 per night from 21 Mar to 22 Mar

Located in the heart of Bristol, this hotel is steps away from Showcase Cinema De Lux and Cabot Circus Shopping Centre. Bristol Hippodrome Theatre and University ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,682 reviews)

"Pleasant and helpful staff plus comfortable room meant a short stay a pleasing experience"…"

Reviewed on 26 Dec 2020

Future Inn Bristol
Aztec Hotel & Spa
Aztec Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
Aztec West, Almondsbury, Bristol, England
The price is Rs8,479 per night from 23 Mar to 24 Mar

Located in Bradley Stoke, this spa hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Aztec West Business Park and 2 mi (3.2 km) from The Mall at Cribbs Causeway. Thornbury Castle ...

4.4/5Excellent! (924 reviews)

"Great hotel. Very clean, convenient area, well appointed for our family of 5. We loved our stay."…"

Reviewed on 28 Nov 2020

Aztec Hotel & Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Bristol

SACO Bristol - Broad Quay
SACO Bristol - Broad Quay
4 out of 5
Central Quay South, Bristol, England
The price is Rs5,750 per night from 4 Mar to 5 Mar

Located in Bristol City Centre, this eco-friendly apartment building is steps away from Baldwin Street and Bristol Hippodrome Theatre. O2 Academy and St Nicholas ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (207 reviews)

"Very clean and a really spacious apartment and a very comfortable bed"…"

Reviewed on 31 Dec 2020

SACO Bristol - Broad Quay
Greyfield Farm Cottages
Greyfield Farm Cottages
4 out of 5
The Gug BS39 6YQ, High Littleton, Bristol, England
The price is Rs14,812 per night from 25 Mar to 26 Mar

Situated in Bristol, this cottage is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Chew Valley and within 9 miles (15 km) of Bath Spa University and Stanton Drew Stone Circle. Bath City ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (14 reviews)

"Overall very good experience and we found the cottage cosy - especially the conservatory. Plenty of appliances for a comfortable stay. The cottage was clean in general, but it would benefit from thorough cleaning (i.e dust)"…"

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2019

Greyfield Farm Cottages
Beech House
Beech House
4 out of 5
6 Saint Paul's Road, Clifton, Bristol, England
The price is Rs9,648 per night from 7 Mar to 8 Mar

Situated in the historical district, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of BBC Bristol and University of Bristol. Bristol Hippodrome Theatre ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (113 reviews)

"Beautiful apartment, and the location enables you to walk everywhere or get a bus. Definitely would stay here again!"…"

Reviewed on 30 Oct 2020

Beech House
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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