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With speedy access to the flourishing city center, airport, and Parkway Business Park, our Bristol hotels will help you make the most of your stay.
Due to its location on the River Avon and the Severn Estuary in southwestern England, Bristol’s fortunes have long risen and fallen with the sea. Like so many prominent British settlements, Bristol can trace its habitation back to before the Iron Age. One of the three most prosperous cities of the kingdom during the medieval era, Bristol had its own mint and was pressing coins by 1020. Although it suffered significant damage during the Luftwaffe raids of WWII, Bristol’s indomitable spirit persevered to rebuild and maintain itself as a captivating destination for residents and visitors alike.
As you tour the city, you can’t miss the pretty Clifton Suspension Bridge over the Avon Gorge, a marvel of 19th century engineering. The trek to the top of Cabot’s Tower, built to honor one of the original British explorers of North America, who set sail from Bristol’s harbor in 1497, rewards climbers with sweeping views over the cityscape and surrounding parkland. Mixed in with Bristol’s hundreds of historic buildings are some of infamous artist Banksy’s original works—discovering them around the city is always an energizing treasure hunt.
Embrace the seafaring way of life when you climb aboard the SS Britain, an immersion in Victorian ship-building. Known for its diverse and exciting nightlife, you can knock back a pint at an ancient public house before heading out to catch a show at Bristol’s Hippodrome or Theatre Royal.
Hunt down new apparel or a unique souvenir in Bristol’s Shopping Quarter, whose four separate shopping areas offer a whopping 500 stores. For hip, independent boutiques look no further than Park Street or Clifton. St. Nicholas Market in the Old City is another place to hit for both interesting goods and historic atmosphere.
With a packed roster of soccer, rugby, and cricket teams, there’s always a rousing match to catch somewhere in Bristol. The city is also host to the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta each year, so remember to look up!
Bristol’s two train stations and airport keep the city well connected to the rest of the U.K., with high-speed trains departing frequently for London’s Paddington Station.
Leave your cares at the door when you book one of our Bristol hotels. Our guarantee of friendly service, spacious rooms, and bottom-line values lets you leave the logistics to us while enjoying your time away in Bristol.
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