Bristol, built alongside the River Avon in the south of England, has more sunny days than most other cities in England. The former city-centre port is now an attractive hub, Harbourside, which has many restaurants, shops and cultural institutions.
Ideally situated overlooking Bristol’s Harborside, SACO Bristol, Broad Quay offers luxurious and stylish accommodation. If you like the idea of having your own completely independent experience, then Broad Quy apartments are a perfect choice. The superbly fitted kitchens lack for nothing, and the open-plan living areas are spacious. The hotel reports that they have many more repeat visitors than other hotels in the area. Visitors say that the location is perfect, more like being in the real heart of Bristol.
In the heart of the Bristol city centre, Hilton Garden Inn is a fabulous hotel. Its location is ideal for walking to the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, just ten minutes away.
The rooms are light and spacious, with floor-to-ceiling windows, some of which have views of the park.
Here, in the Recess Restaurant, guests can enjoy award-winning European cuisine. Some people prefer Al fresco dining on the heated terrace overlooking Temple gardens.
The elegant Hotel du Vin, located in an 18th-century sugar warehouse, is a 10-minute walk from the popular Waterside area. Enjoy the luxury with your wife or a nice companion from Krypton Escort Bristol.
Guests usually comment on the beautiful roll-top baths and monsoon showers in each room.
The award-winning, stylish restaurant serves French cuisine in intimate surroundings, and The Sugar House Bar offers a wide range of international wines.
Many points of interest are within walking distance of the hotel. Cabot Circus Shopping Centre and Bristol’s famous Suspension Bridge are just a ten-minute walk away.
If you like cider, you are in for a real treat. Located on an old barge in the Old City, The Apple is a popular place where you can sit alongside the river and enjoy a drink. It serves its original recipe Bristolian cider and many other ciders, spirits, ales and wines. There are tables also alongside the river where you can enjoy a leisurely drink.
If you are a lover of beer, you will enjoy going to BrewDog. The staff at BrewDog care what they do and serve the very best range of beers on tap. This 5-star establishment has a friendly casual feel, and the prices are very reasonable.
The Gold Bar, hidden away in the middle of the Bristol Harbour Hotel, is well worth a visit.
This 5-star establishment serves plenty of classic cocktails along with deliciously sounding new ones. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming.
Art and Sightseeing
The Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, housed in a grade 11 listed Edwardian Baroque building, is highly rated by visitors. Here, visitors can learn the history of Bristol, including the intriguing story of English delftware.
The museum’s collections include Eastern Art, art from across Asia, sections on natural history and local, national and international archeology.
Clifton Suspension Bridge spans the Avon Gorge and the River Avon linking Bristol and North Somerset. Initially designed for horse-drawn traffic, the bridge is still safe for today’s vehicles crossing over the 76-metre gorge. There is no charge for pedestrians and bicycles. Pay and display at Clifton Village.
Learn the secrets of the award-winning Clifton Suspension Bridge at the Visitor Centre. The visit is sure to educate you about how and why Brunel built his first bridge and how suspension bridges work. Learn about how the bridge is maintained today and see the many unusual objects from the suspension bridge collection. The centre has a small shop where you can buy souvenirs from your visit.
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