Bristol Waterfront

Bristol Waterfront

Whether you're visiting Bristol for business or pleasure, be sure to set aside some time to enjoy the city's best attractions, famous landmarks, events and the great places to shop, eat and drink. You can enjoy a Bristol Packet Boat Trip, spend an hour or two on an open-top bus or entertain the kids with a Bristol Pirate Walk from the Harbour. Bristol has a long maritime history, and it's sure to capture your imagination.

You can dine and drink in any of a huge selection of bars, restaurants and pubs, and shop for hours in independent and chain stores throughout Bristol. When you're done, you'll want to return to a comfortable bed to recharge for another day. Browse accommodation in Bristol, and begin planning your itinerary with the latest information from iknow.

As well as being the home of popular shops and shopping centres and a great selection of places to drink and dine, Bristol offers a huge selection of alternative ways to spend your time. Unique things to do include some of Bristol's events and festivals, and favourites include Europe's biggest vegan and vegetarian festival - Vegfest - and the Chocolate Festival in April. It also boasts the Bristol Harbour Festival, and the ever-popular Encounters Film Festival.

Bristol features its very own indoor ice rink, always a popular choice for an active afternoon. It's a little hidden, and it's not the most modern UK ice rink, but it's got a certain charm that makes it well worth a visit. It's also got the Arnolfini - an exhibition and culture centre complete with an art gallery and live performances.

Whenever you choose to visit, it's worth checking out the live entertainment in Bristol. There are shows and events all year round, and the Colston Hall hosts live gigs from world-famous musicians and bands. The Hippodrome's the place to look for theatrical shows and stage performances, including internationally-renowned musicals, and The Old Vic is another major show venue.

Even the Ashton Gate Stadium regularly hosts outdoor performances. You can enjoy the latest touring musical, catch your favourite band live, or enjoy a night of laughter watching your favourite comedian on stage. It's always best to book your tickets, and your accommodation, in advance. Find Bristol rooms for your stay, and compare prices before you book your visit.

Accommodation in Bristol

  • Thornbury   (10.9 miles from the centre of Bristol)
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    Award-winning original 'Cask Marque' coaching inn with rooms in Thornbury near Bristol with traditional bar, skittles, fine food & ales, function room and free WiFi. Pets welcome.
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  • Bristol   (4.6 miles from the centre of Bristol)
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    This ground floor apartment is located in the village of Dundry near to Bristol and sleeps four people in two bedrooms.
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  • Bristol   (5.3 miles from the centre of Bristol)
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    Located in Bristol (Portbury), Days Inn Bristol M5 is close to Noah's Ark Zoo Farm and Leigh Woods. This hotel is within the vicinity of Clifton Suspension Bridge and Ashton Cou...
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