Bristol Accommodation & Offers
UK Days Out Deal: Give the gift of a balloon flight to someone special a memory to treasure for lift. Virgin Balloon Flights are offering a great Birthday Gift Package for … more.
Expires: 8th Jul 2016
UK Holiday Park Deal: Book your holiday with Park Holidays now and pay just £20 deposit! Book your holiday or short break with Park Holidays now and you pay just £20 … more.
Expires: 8th Sep 2016
UK Holiday Park Deal: Mark the month of June with a short break for the family from just £99 with Hoburne Holidays!!! Grab a fantastic opportunity to get away from … more.
Expires: 30th Jun 2016
UK Coach Holiday Deals: Shearings are offering fantastic value this July for UK short breaks from just £174pp Shearings Holidays have got spaces to fill and are offering great reductions … more.
Expires: 10th Aug 2037
UK National Park Membership Deal: From just £4 a month your family can join the RSPB Wow what an amazing deal for those nature lovers out there, a real opportunity … more.
UK Spa Deal:Enjoy 10% off Spa Break Vouchers Spa Breaks offer a wealth of spa experiences across the UK and beyond and if you know someone who is going on … more.
UK Coach Deal: Enjoy a fantastic break with Just Go Holidays, formerly TheCoachHoliday.com from just £129! Celebrating 15 years of success, TheCoachHoliday.com rebranded and renamed themselves as Just Go Holidays! … more.
Expires: 22nd Apr 2018
UK Senior Coachcard Deal: Save a third on all standard fares with a Senior Coachcard, just £10 per year! Do you love taking day trips and short breaks? Enjoy visiting friends … more.
Expires: 7th Apr 2018
UK Hotel Offer: Stay and Fly at Britannia Hotels, from just £52 per room. Take the stress of airport commuting out of your holiday with a stay and fly package … more.
Expires: 25th Mar 2017
UK Coach Holidays: Soak up some UK sun with Shearings Holidays this Summer from as little as £249pp. It is never too early to think about the summer holidays, giving … more.
Expires: 26th Sep 2016
Bristol – Building aeroplanes since 1910
The history of Bristol goes back to the Palaeolithic era, with discoveries made that are around 60,000 years old. There are also Iron Age hill forts located in the region, along with the remains of Roman settlements.
The City itself began to develop from around the beginning of the 11th century and obtained one of the strongest castles in southern England under Norman occupation.
The port of Bristol grew in importance from the 11th century and at one point dealt with most of the trade from Ireland, although Liverpool, Birmingham and Manchester became the major sea ports and trading areas later. The Black Death in 1348 is believed to have killed an estimated half of the population in Bristol and this affected the City for another 200 years.
Bristol’s economy is reliant on the aerospace industry and has been making aeroplanes since 1910. In 1915 thousands of “Bristol Fighters” were built for World War I and much later Filton (near Bristol) became the British ‘half’ of the Concorde. The first British Concorde took off from Filton (1969) and made its final landing there as well (2003).
Reasons to visit Bristol
There is no shortage of things to see and do in Bristol and some of the main attractions are the Avon Gorge, Blaise Castle (mansion house), Bristol Cathedral (founded 1140), Bristol Zoo, Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol Harbour, Bristol Harbour Railway, Bristol Hippodrome Theatre and the SS Great Britain (a 19th-century passenger steamship).
Entertainment and Dining in Bristol
There is a wide selection of entertainment in Bristol, including a number of theatres, cinemas, nightclubs, casinos and pubs. Eating places are plentiful and varied such as The Muset by Ronnie, Prego (Italian) and Entelia (Greek).
Accommodation in Bristol
You can find many Guest Houses, B&Bs, Rooms and self catering apartments in Bristol, along with hotels like Premier Inn Bristol Cribbs Causeway, Henbury Lodge Hotel and The Bristol Hotel.