Bristol
United Kingdom
By Jessica Howell

There are 34 cities in the world that bear its name, but none can compare to Bristol, United Kingdom.  With its rich maritime history, breath-taking landscapes and urban culture, Bristol, UK is a travel destination unparalleled by any other city that shares its name.  Home to legendary figures such as Blackbeard the Pirate, actor Carry Grant and best-selling author JK Rowling, Bristol has the power to enchant and inspire visitors from all walks of life.  If you think you know England, you haven’t seen anything yet!  WhatsCheaper.com invites you to book your next vacation to Bristol, UK and see what other travelers are raving about.   

Bristol has a large international airport, with operators flying into Bristol from 112 different countries.  So no matter what corner of the globe you are from, you can use WhatsCheaper.com to find a flight to Bristol.  Bristol Airport (BRS) is located just 8 miles south of Bristol’s bustling city centre, so you can begin your vacation straight away.  Click on the following link to start your search: (http://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php).  WhatsCheaper.com can also assist with your hotel accommodation needs.  Click on the following link to book your hotel today:  (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).      

WhatsCheaper.com recommends you begin your journey to Bristol by revisiting the cities rich maritime history.  Located in Bristol’s Harbourside district, the Brunel’s SS Great Britain is a popular tourist attraction.  Built in 1843, its innovative design featured new technologies that would completely change world travel forever.  Visitors can now come aboard this floating museum and learn more about the ships incredible history from interactive displays and informative tour guides.  This attraction also features a ‘glass sea’ that allows you to venture below the hull of the floating ship and actually touch its 168 year old hull.  WhatsCheaper.com also recommends you visit the nearby Bristol Aquarium.  With recreations of mangroves, Amazon rainforest pools, and a life-size sunken ship, this will be an aquatic experience you will never forget!  Admission to both attractions can be purchased for a nominal fee.

After exploring the Harbourside area, hop a boat ferry or one of England’s iconic double-decker buses and head for Central Bristol.  Once you have arrived in Central Bristol, What’sCheaper.com recommends you visit the beautiful St. Mary Redcliffe Church.  Widely considered to be one of the finest examples of gothic architecture in England and one of the most beautiful churches in the world, St. Mary Redcliffe Church is a must see.  You can also take guided tour of the nearby Bristol Cathedral.  Located in the West End of the city, the Bristol Cathedral stands in stark contrast to the gothic architecture of St. Mary’s Church.    The Bristol Cathedral is an example of a hall church and one of the finest to be found anywhere in the world.  The Bristol Cathedral also hosts a brilliant program of choral and chamber concerts throughout the year, so be sure to check if there are any scheduled during your visit.  Admission to both churches is free but donations are welcome.

If entertainment is what you’re looking for, then you came to the right place.  Known as the most musical city in England, Bristol boasts a large number of music venues.  Catch a beautiful symphony orchestra concert at the Bristol Hippodrome or an adrenaline pumping rock concert at Ashton Gate Stadium.  Speaking of Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol is also home to two professional football clubs: Bristol City and Bristol Rovers.  If you’re visiting during football season, which typically lasts from August until May, WhatsCheaper.com recommends catching an authentic European football game; just don’t let anyone hear you call it soccer.

With so many things to see in do in Bristol, you may have a hard time deciding what to do during your visit.  That’s why WhatsCheaper.com recommends booking a tour package so you can enjoy all Bristol has to offer.  There are many reputable companies operating in Bristol that will build custom tour packages around your schedule and interests.  Some other popular tours include the Haunted & Hidden Bristol tour and a trip to the town of Bath to see the ancient Roman Baths.  Whatever you do, don’t leave Bristol without taking a ride in a hot air balloon.  Enjoy breathtaking views of the city and get to see all of Bristol’s best-known landmarks as you float peacefully through the air. 

From some of the oldest, most beautiful churches in England, to one of the world’s largest outdoor graffiti exhibitions, Bristol is truly a unique destination.  Use WhatsCheaper.com to book your vacation to Bristol today! 

MUST SEE IN Bristol LIST:

  • 1. Brunel's SS Great Britain
  • 2. Bristol Cathedral
  • 3. Saint Mary's Redcliffe Church
  • 4. The Georgian House
  • 5. Clifton Suspension Bridge
  • 6. The Red Lodge
  • 7. Roman Baths
  • 8. Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
  • 9. See No Evil
  • 10. Arnolfini

Bristol EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Bristol Acoustic Music Festival - January
  • 2. Bristol Storytelling Festival - January
  • 3. Bristol Spring Poetry Festival - April
  • 4. Love Wine Festival - May
  • 5. Bristol Harbour Festival - July
  • 6. Bristol International Balloon Fiesta - August
  • 7. BrisFest - September
  • 8. Bristol Organic Food Festival - September
  • 9. World Stage Festival - October
  • 10. Bristol's Christmas Market - November/December

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Hilton Garden Inn Bristol City Centre
Temple Way, Bristol BS1 6BF, United Kingdom
By Danielle Wirsansky

Looking to mix business with pleasure while staying in Bristol? The Hilton Garden Inn Bristol is the best place for both. It is conveniently located in the center hub of the city, opposite the business district while still close to popular attractions.

Recently renovated in 2012, the hotel offers contemporary and airy rooms with outstanding views. Each room has a wireless internet connection as well an iMac media system. Each in room desk is also provided with an exclusive ergonomic Herman Miller chair, a company noted as one of the first to produce modern furniture. Also offered are modern home conveniences including a mini-refrigerator, coffee maker and walk-in shower with select toiletries. You can also be upgraded to a room with a scenic and charming view of the Temple Gardens. The hotel is also more than capable of accommodating your accessibility needs, from providing accessible rooms, elevators, meeting rooms, to parking. Additionally, evening room service is available to guests for added convenience.

The Hilton Garden Inn Bristol also has many amenities including a business center, fitness center, coin laundry, lobby, bar and restaurant with outdoor veranda. The food from the café is prepared from locally sourced, quality ingredients. Twenty four hour facilities allow you to work, workout or get a bite to eat at any time of the day. There is also an express coach service stop in front of the hotel with a twenty minute commute to the Bristol Airport.

The hotel is in a prime location near local businesses and the University of Bristol, close to popular destinations such as Broadmead, Cabot Circus, The Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery and Bristol's historic harbor side, and walking distance to the Temple Meads train. Use WhatsCheaper.com to book your Bristol experience and to explore the West Country and beyond (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bristol South
Cadbury House, Frost Hill, Congresbur, Bristol, United Kingdom
By Jaclyn Bealer

On your next trip to England, WhatsCheaper.com invites you to stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol-South Cadbury House. Set against a woodland backdrop, the hotel is complemented by breathtaking views across the Bristol Channel and beyond into Wales. It is also conveniently located only minutes from Junctions 20 and 21 on the M5 motorway, Bristol International Airport, and Yatton Railway station which has direct links to Bristol City Centre and London. Check in is at 3:00PM and in addition to a welcoming staff, you can expect a warm Doubletree chocolate chip cookie upon your arrival.

Whether you are in Bristol for business or pleasure, the DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol-South Cadbury House has something for everyone. This contemporary hotel offers spacious guest rooms and suites, each equipped with the signature Sweet Dreams® Experience bed and either a guest shower or a bath tub with combed cotton terry towels and Neutrogena bath products. Settle down and enjoy a film on the 27-inch flat screen TV, or do some work at the large desk with wireless internet access.

All guests have full access to the many amenities at this 100% smoke-free Bristol hotel. Take advantage of the well-equipped fitness center which includes both spinning and dance studios. Up for a round of golf? A course is only a few minutes away. You can also take a dip in the indoor pool and jacuzzi or relax in the sauna and steam rooms. If you’re interested in the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill or any of the 80 spa treatments available, the hotel recommends that you book in advance. The hotel also features a hair salon, onsite executive car hire, bicycles to enjoy the local area, and free WiFi in all public areas.

When you’re not enjoying the English countryside, WhatsCheaper.com knows that you’ll find the DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol-South Cadbury House to be your home away from home. Click here (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to book your room today. 

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Hilton Bristol Hotel
Woodlands Lane, Bradley Stoke, Bristol, United Kingdom
By Keleigh M. Quinn

Located eight miles from downtown Bristol, the Hilton Bristol hotel is an ideal choice for all travelers visiting the area. Both business and leisure travelers will find the location extremely convenient, with easy access to major motorways, as well as proximity to local offices and attractions. Nearby you will find sights such as the Bristol Cathedral, the Bristol Zoo, the Cabot Tower observation point and the Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery. You can also explore the outdoors by visiting the Forest of Dean, the Cheddar Caves and Gorge and the Slimbridge Wetlands Centre. The famous Tintern Abbey is also only about twenty miles away.

The contemporary, comfortable guest rooms offer several options to choose from to ensure a perfect stay. All rooms feature opening windows to allow fresh air to circulate and all but four of the rooms are smoke-free. You will also find a 32-inch LCD Television in each room, complete with cable channels. Complimentary high speed internet access is also provided. You can also upgrade to a Family Guest Room, which has a pull-out sofa. Or choose a Deluxe of Deluxe Plus room, which offer a bathrobe, slippers and “welcome tray” with sweets and a bottle of wine.

The Hilton Bristol hotel is also a great place to plan a meeting or event of any size. Various meeting spaces are available for up to 180 guests; there is even a theater available if it fits your needs. In addition, the hotel offers a heated indoor swimming pool, a fitness center, and sauna. There is also a beautiful outdoor courtyard to enjoy.

There are several dining options available in and around the hotel. The Hilton Breakfast buffet is available every morning at Chandler’s Restaurant, and later in the day you can return to sample authentic British dishes in a casual atmosphere. You can also stop by the Lounge bar for a drink or a burger.

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