A city in the west of England, Bristol is the country’s fourth most visited holiday destination. With so many great things to see and do, it’s easy to see why. Shopaholics should head straight for Cabot Circus or Broadmead, while the kids will delight in a visit to Bristol Zoo Gardens, Bristol Aquarium, HorseWorld or At-Bristol, the science and technology centre. Culture vultures shouldn’t miss Bristol Museum And Art Gallery or M Shed, while history buffs will love Brunel's ss Great Britain and Berkeley Castle. If all that activity has worked up a thirst, stop for a pint in Bristol’s oldest pub, Llandoger Trow. Just be sure to line your stomach first, and you’re in luck – Bristol has a huge range of restaurants to suit every taste and budget. For the greatest selection, your best bet is Harbourside, Park Street and Whiteladies Road. Plus, if you choose self-catering Bristol accommodation, you can also take advantage of the excellent Bristol Farmers Market, held in St Nicholas Market each Wednesday. Stock up on fresh, seasonal produce and you’ll not only save money on dining out, but will shop amongst the locals for a true taste of Bristol life.
When to go to Bristol
One of the UKs warmest and sunniest cities, Bristol is a pleasant year round holiday destination. To experience Bristol at its best, though, time your travel for late spring, summer or early autumn.
Getting to and around Bristol
Most tourists arrive in Bristol via flights to Bristol Airport or trains to Bristol Temple Meads station. Once in Bristol, the city is relatively easily explored on foot, although transport options include train, bus and boat.
Where to stay in Bristol
When choosing accommodation in Bristol, apartments make a fantastic alternative to more expensive hotels. Not only will you save money, you’ll also appreciate the superior space, freedom and privacy your own self-catering Bristol accommodation affords. HouseTrip has a number of quality Bristol apartments to choose from, so whatever your accommodation needs, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for. Plus, HouseTrip makes booking your self-catering Bristol accommodation easy – can you even do it in as few as six clicks.