Bristol is the sixth-largest city in England and has a rich history, with buildings tied to famous literary works and maritime history, such as the carefully restored pub Llandoger Trow. Built in 1669, it is said to have ties to both the story of Robinson Crusoe and Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island.
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What to See and Do in Bristol
The old Port of Bristol on the Avon River was once known as the Floating Harbour. After being decommissioned, it was converted to museums, galleries and exhibitions. You can find the Bristol Aquarium in the area as well as walking and nature trails. Another must-see travel destination in the city is the historic Clifton Suspension Bridge. It dates to 1864, which was 33 years after civil and mechanical engineer Isambard Brunel had first submitted his plans. The Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery is another can't-miss stop for your short breaks in Bristol. This museum has been officially recognised by the government for its excellence.
How to Get Around Bristol
For cheap city breaks in Bristol, public bus routes are the most budget friendly. Routes 8 and 9 service many of the most popular local travel destinations, such as Broadmead, Cabot Circus and the Suspension Bridge.
What's On in Bristol
The At-Bristol Science Centre is a regional resource. It regularly offers excellent weekend events in various locations. Bristol also has live music events, clubs and festivals for your enjoyment. An especially good time to take cheap city breaks in Bristol is during the scheduled festivals. June boasts the Balter Festival, Let's Rock Bristol, the Bristol Tattoo Convention and the Dig for Victory Show.
Where to Eat and Drink in Bristol
When taking weekend breaks in Bristol, you can find a wide variety of restaurants, pubs and eateries. Try the highly rated Casamia for British cuisine. Bristol is also home to international fare, including American, Asian, Caribbean, French, Indian and Italian, near Castle Park and the Canon's Marsh area.
Travel Tips for City Breaks in Bristol
If you're a business professional taking city breaks in Bristol, you may be attending an event at the UWE Bristol Exhibition and Conference Centre, which is about 15 minutes from Bristol Airport (BRS). If you are travelling on a budget during short breaks in Bristol, some of the best places to eat and find low-cost entertainment are around Bristol University.
Weather in Bristol
Weekend breaks in Bristol are fuelled for many people by the fact that it is one of the warmest, sunniest cities in England. Average July high temperatures are around 22°C. It rarely gets below freezing during the year; average winter lows are typically around 3°C. With average annual rainfall just under 25 inches, you should probably bring an umbrella, but you can pack for generally pleasant weather.