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Things to Do in Bristol Near Holiday Inn Express Bristol - Filton

Bristol is a historic seaport and commercial centre with a rich maritime heritage. The city is built on seven hills and is known for its Georgian and Victorian architecture.

EXPLORE Bristol

Don't Go Home Without

Keep your eyes open when walking around Bristol because you never know when you'll pass a "Banksy". The mysterious, spray-can-wielding street artist has become internationally famous, and many of his creations have been preserved in his hometown. One of the most popular, "Mild, Mild West", is best viewed from the Jamaica Street/Stokes Croft junction.

Must See

Visit Aerospace Bristol, a 10-minute drive away from our hotel. Journey through 100 years of aviation history, learning all there is to know about aircraft and how pioneering companies manufactured some of the earliest forms of aeroplanes right here in Filton! Models of aircraft, helicopters, missiles and rockets, they've got it all!

Must Do

Eight miles from the hotel, take a stroll along the Grade I-listed Clifton Suspension Bridge, originally designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Over 400 metres in length, it spans the Avon Valley and is considered one of the UK's engineering feats. You can learn all about the bridge's construction in the visitor centre at the Leigh Woods end, which also sells souvenirs and ice cream.

Local Tips

Bristol Harbourside, seven miles away, is home to Brunel's SS Great Britain, Bristol Aquarium and We The Curious Science Centre. Visit one of the attractions, take a boat ride, grab a bite to eat or enjoy a locally brewed beer at one of the bars.

Nearby Attractions

  • Crocs R Us - 1.2 mi
  • UWE Bristol - 2.1 mi
  • Southmead Hospital - 2.5 mi
  • Aerospace Bristol - 2.8 mi
  • Aztec West Business Park - 3.9 mi
  • Wild Place Project - 4.3 mi
  • Woodlands Golf & Country Club - 4.5 mi
  • Eastville Park - 4.6 mi
  • The Wave - 6.3 mi
  • Blaise Castle Estate - 6.4 mi
  • Bristol Hippodrome - 7.1 mi
  • O2 Academy Bristol - 7.3 mi
  • Brunels SS - 8.4 mi
  • Cotswolds District - 45.7 mi

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