Often labelled the heart of West England, Bristol is one the most exciting and vibrant cities in the UK. The modern developments of the lively Harbourside and Temple Quay sit comfortably next to the old city with her long history dominated by the slave trade and close proximity to the sea.
Bristol has so much to offer, whatever takes your fancy. Whether it be festivals and musical events, theatres and art galleries or rock climbing in the gorge, there’s something for everyone. Although a city, there are plenty of parks and gardens round and about, which means you can escape the hustle and bustle whenever you choose. The Downs in Stoke Bishop, an open park of some 450 acres, is the perfect spot for kite flying, barbequing and autumnal walks – an ideal countryside location in the heart of the city.
There are a range and exciting mix of bars and clubs all over the city. Although Broadmead and the Harbourside are considered the centre, there’s still plenty to keep night owls entertained in areas such as Clifton, Redland and Cotham. With our hotels only a stone’s throw from all these locations, they are ideally placed for guests to enjoy all the city has to offer.
Every year Bristol hosts a number of celebrations, drawing crowds from far and wide. Attracting over 9 million visitors every year, the city's reputation as a major tourist destination has boomed. The world famous Balloon Fiesta, Harbour Festival, and St Paul's Carnival all take place in the city as does the Bristol Festival, currently the UK's largest free music event. For more on what’s going on in Bristol, visit Venue Magazine – the go to guide for entertainment in and around the area.