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Bristol was a great city, buzzing with things to do and great shopping facilities. Cribs causeway shopping mall was excellent and we spent a couple of hours In the shops there. Bristol grillstock is why we went and the atmosphere was fantastic....
MKT96 13 Jul 2015
We really enjoyed our stay in Bristol,there are lots of things to walk and see such as the covered markets and the Christmas steps,several churches that had been bombed in WW11 and now memorials,caught the 506 bus easily to the SS Great Britian an...
christopher B. 14 Jun 2015

Bristol Rundown

Bristol is bursting at the seams with culture and historical attractions, as well as an eclectic mixture of restaurants, bars and nightlife – from the classy joints in Clifton, to the more down to earth establishments in student areas. There’s truly something to fascinate and please around every corner. Bristol Harbour has become a hub of activity – salute as you board SS Great Britain or set off on an intrepid journey of your own.

Tabot Square Shopping Centre has enough shops to occupy you for a day. However the busy shopping facilities on Bristol High Street are testament to the fact that shops in city centres cannot only survive, but thrive, despite the onslaught of out of town retail parks the giganticCribbs Causeway being one.

If you dislike parting with your cash, Bristol has plenty of options – pack a cricket set, picnic and a few chums and pitch up at Bristol Downs - all the ingredients for a great day out. If you have a tendency towards vertigo perhaps you should avoid Clifton Suspension Bridge – a supreme example of the engineering genius of Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The drop is awesome.

Bristol’s Top 10

10. The Matthew A replica of John Cabot’s 1497 boat, the ship which discovered Newfoundland. Hop onboard for a cruise.

5.Bristol Aquarium and IMAX 3D Cinema Fishy fun at the Harbourside.

9. St Mary Redcliffe Church Is an example of how beautiful Gothic architecture can be. In the centre of Bristol.

4. At-Bristol Is a brilliant interactive science centre with a Planetarium. How are stars made? Find out here.

8. Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm Get hands on with a variety of animals, but perhaps not too hands on with the tigers and lions. Let the kids loose in the 12 play areas.

3. Bristol Museum and Art Gallery The story of our world since the beginning of time, needs at least a day.

7. City Sightseeing – The Bristol Tour Open top bus, headphones, guide. You get the picture.

2. Bristol Hippodrome One of the UK’s top provincial theatres, stages big West End and Broadway shows as well as great pantos.

6. Banksy Graffiti Frogmore Street Bristol’s very own anti-establishment artist makes his mark.

1. Bristol Zoo Has welcomed over 90 million visitors in its 175 years. Go see why.

Bristol Events

Foodies Festival Food, as well as drink, and top culinary talent at this annual event held in June at the Harbourside.

The Bristol Shakespeare Festival The very best of open air theatre during July, held at various attractive green spaces across the city.

Much loved community carnival St Paul’s Afrikan Caribbean Carnival offers dance, music and colour during July.

Pride Bristol celebrates all things GLBT in July. Fun and popular event with a host of entertainment on offer.

Race For Life Get your running shoes on, and help beat breast cancer at this annual Cancer Research UK event in July.

Bristol Harbour Festival One of the city’s liveliest and largest events – held in July – dragon boat races, markets and kids’ shows are just a few of the entertainments on offer.

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta Four days of colourful fun at the UK’s biggest Balloonfest. Look skywards at Ashton Court in August.

Bristol Fashion Week Takes place at Cribb’s Causeway, Bristol’s largest shopping centre, during the month of September.

Bristol International Festival of Kites and Air Creations Superb contraptions will take your breath away during September.

Christmas in the city starts with the switching- on of the Bristol Christmas lights, and Christmas markets on nearby Corn Street. The festive fun runs from November to January.

When to Go

· Like most of the UK, Bristol has a mild yet changeable climate, featuring four distinct seasons, from crisp spring days, warm summers and cool winters. Autumn is a pleasant time to visit, when humidity is lower.

· Temperatures during the summer months tend to peak at around 25°C, with an average of around 23°C. Winter months see temperatures fall to 7°C on average.

· Winter tends to be the wettest season, however as usual, when heading off anywhere in the UK, always pack plenty of waterproofs in anticipation of rain.

Getting There

· Bristol Temple Meads is the main railway station and is around a 15 minute walk from the centre, or a short bus trip. Trains run to most major UK cities from here. Drivers have the M4 and M5 motorways on the doorstep for fast transport around the country.

· Bristol Bus Station is where to get your National Express coach to cities across the UK, and it’s around 2 hours to London.

· Bristol International Airport is just eight miles south of the city, on the A38, for flights to Europe and the UK. The Bristol Flyer is an express coach service to and from the airport from the city centre.

General Information

While Bristol may fly under the proverbial tourist radar for some, the city of 500,000 people in South West England is a force. The former European Capital of Culture finalist has a vibrant arts and music scene, with such notable hometown acts as Massive Attack and Portishead. Throw in the fantastic beauty of Avon Gorge, most conspicuous from Clifton Suspension Bridge and the wonderful expanse of Clifton Down, and you have a complete gem in Bristol.

Idyllic geography and enviable Grade I architecture, from the Avon Bridge to Bristol Cathedral, Blaise Hamlet and the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum, work in tandem to make the city one of the most handsome in England. There is certainly no shortage of historic landmarks in and around Bristol, some of which date as far back as the 12th century. With some of the best restaurants, pubs and clubs in the region, visitors are sure to enjoy the city as much by night as by day.


  • Blaise Castle
  • Clifton Down
  • St. Mary Redcliffe
  • Temple Church
  • Wills Tower

  • Activities

  • Bristol International Balloon Fiesta
  • Ashton Court Festival
  • Encounters Short Film Festival
  • Bristol International Kite Festival
  • Festival of Ideas

  • Restaurants

  • La Tasca
  • The River
  • Old India
  • Mud Dock
  • Plantation

  • Nightlife

  • Llandoger Trow
  • The Victoria
  • The Bierkeller
  • The Croft
  • The Prom

  • Climate

    Bristol enjoys more sunshine on average than the rest of England, although annual precipitation levels remain on par.

    • Winter (December to February) 2-8°C
    • Spring (March to May) 4-18°C
    • Summer (June to September) 12-23°C
    • Fall (October to November) 5-15°C

    Bristol - General information

    Hotels in Bristol

    Recommended hotels

    From US$109

    1 The Grand Hotel

    4 stars
    4.1 / 5 13 reviews

    Broad Street Map

    Free WIFI & Leisure Club Access!

    The Grand Hotel is an elegant hotel in the centre of historic city and is well placed for exploring the countryside. The attractive features and luxurious services make it suitable for guests both... More

    Good hotel but poor disabled access
    The hotel was fine good location rooms Ok, staff helpful. The only downside was that one of our party had hurt a leg a few days before the visit and was in a wheelchair. The wheelchair access to...
    16 Sep 2015
    From US$65

    2 The Regency Bristol Hotel

    3 stars
    4.0 / 5 1 reviews

    40 - 44 St Pauls Road Map

    Fusing old-world Victorian charm with modern conveniences, The Regency Bristol Hotel makes for a homey base for travellers visiting this side of the United Kingdom. This Bristol hotel places... More

    From US$104

    3 Holiday Inn Express BRISTOL CITY CENTRE

    3 stars
    4.4 / 5 7 reviews

    South End,Temple Gate House Map

    Offering warm welcome and comfortable accommodation, this modern style property is an ideal place for a pleasant stay. GeneralThis property provides favourable parking space for those guests who... More

    Good budget hotel
    This hotel is value for money it's in a very central location my only bad point was the smell in the rooms were as if the toilets were backing up it wasn't pleasant but overall a good hotel and...
    23 Feb 2015
    From US$101

    4 Radisson Blu Hotel, Bristol

    3 stars
    4.0 / 5 2 reviews

    Broad Quay Map

    Radisson Blu Hotel Bristol offers quality accommodation service to the travellers coming to city of Bristol while providing conference facilities in the centre of the city, close to the old town... More

    Weekend trip
    Great location, centre of the City and easy access to all tourist attractions, eating places and it overlooks the canal. The room was nice and clean, breakfast was good and the overall stay was...
    8 Apr 2015
    From US$109


    3 stars
    4.0 / 5 1 reviews

    Bond Street Map

    Holiday Inn BRISTOL CITY CENTRE, the newest hotel in Bristol is located in the heart of the city, next to Cabot Circus on St James Barton round-about. Shopping, entertainment, nightlife, arts,... More

    From US$115

    6 The Bristol Hotel

    4 stars
    4.0 / 5 5 reviews

    Prince Street Map

    Stay 4 nights SAVE 20%

    Having the warm surrounding, The Bristol Hotel is an ideal place for those who want to enjoy the beauty of Bristol in a really peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. GeneralThe Bristol Hotel contains... More

    room type
    we booked the surpierier double room and was very disapointed as it was very tiny
    15 Aug 2015
    From US$119

    7 Mercure Bristol Holland House Hotel and Spa

    4 stars
    4.6 / 5 5 reviews

    Redcliffe Hill Map

    Rate includes up to 40% off, Breakfast and more

    Being in a well connected location, Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills offers visitors warm and welcoming atmosphere, which would make their stay enjoyable. Guests can explore area attractions such as... More

    Another stay at a great hotel
    This hotel is always busy, but it doesn't show it in the way you are welcomed by the reception staff. The rooms are well maintained and comfortable and there is decent soundproofing. The good is...
    27 Aug 2014
    From US$135

    8 Hilton Garden Inn Bristol City Centre

    3 stars
    4.8 / 5 4 reviews

    Temple Way Map

    Includes breakfast for 2, parking, & internet

    Offering unlimited comfort as well as elegant decor in a contemporary environment, the Hilton Garden Inn Bristol City Centre holds tremendous appeal for both business and family vacationers. ... More

    From US$124

    9 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bristol City Centre

    3 stars
    4.3 / 5 12 reviews

    Redcliffe Way Map

    Signature chocolate chip cookie at check-in

    Offering excellent service and contemporary accommodation, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bristol City Centre is an ideal place for business and leisure travellers. GeneralThe Summit Conference... More

    From US$144

    10 Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel

    4 stars
    4.7 / 5 6 reviews

    College Green Map

    Rate includes breakfast

    Offering a good position, this property with comfortable accommodation and excellent services welcomes all types of holidaymakers for a pleasant and tranquil stay. GeneralMarriott Royal Hotel also... More

    Leisure trip for couple
    Lovely hotel, traditional but very comfortable, great nights sleep. Pool was good with easy to access changing rooms and towels etc. Bathroom was a good size (traditional king size bed room) with...
    26 Jul 2015
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