Holidays in Bristol
Experience Bristol Holidays your way
Along the River Avon lies Bristol, a dynamic, cosmopolitan city with centuries of heritage packed into its walls. This charming city has so much to offer with its lively arts and media community, energetic nightlife and beautiful sights to see.
The ancient cathedral located in College Green is a fascinating structure, proudly displaying its striking Gothic features and quirky carvings. Bristol is renowned for its port based on the waterways of the River Avon and Frome, an area steeped in shipping history. Recently renovated, the harbour provides fine dining restaurants and relaxed cocktail bars. Head to prestigious Clifton to experience the breathtaking views of the river Avon atop its 245ft suspension bridge.
Nearby Bath provides a calming antidote to Bristol’s vivacious atmosphere, with its relaxing Roman baths and Georgian terraces creating a picturesque scene for the perfect day trip.
Indulge yourself in Bristol
Bristol boasts a diverse selection of restaurants, from traditional British pubs to modern bistros. Head to the harbour for relaxed dining with romantic views of the river or keep to the centre for an eclectic array of cuisines for reasonable prices. From curry houses to jazz cafes, all appetites and tastes are catered for. For the lively tourist, a host of different nightlife scenes are waiting to be experienced. You’ll find intimate gigs with a Bohemian feel as well as mainstream clubs to dance ‘til you drop.
Bristol is known for its maritime roots, being one of the main transatlantic ports trafficking rum and tobacco. The harbour has retained its history, displayed at the Dockyard Museum adjacent to the SS Great Britain at Floating Harbour. Here you can discover Bristol’s long shipbuilding history and explore the background of the vessel built by Isambard Brunel in 1843.
The Arnolfini Arts Centre displays vibrant contemporary arts and hosts live music and dance performances. For French and British arts, visit the City Museum and Art Gallery, dedicated to ceramics and decorative arts. Here you can get your historical fix too as the ground floor hosts archaeological, geographical and natural history wings as well as the refurbished Egyptian gallery.
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