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Bristol City Breaks

Laid Back Bristol!

Imagine a city with a grand historic heritage, a city with a jumping night-life, a city full of narrow streets and dramatic architecture – that city is Bristol!

Take a short city break to the gentle city of Bristol with Best Western and you are guaranteed a memorable stay in one of our friendly hotels.

Bristol is recommended because of:

  • The Clifton Suspension Bridge
  • Bristol Zoo Gardens
  • Brunel's ss Great Britain
  • Its diverse shopping culture

Take advantage of a city weekend break and allow yourself to be immersed in a city of outstanding beauty.

So what is there to do in and around Bristol?

You can't visit this marvellous city without noticing its most famous landmark. The Clifton Suspension Bridge unbelievably was Isambard Kingdom Brunel's first major commission, spanning the Avon Gorge (linking Clifton to Leigh Woods in North Somerset). Today, some 140 years after it was constructed you can take a guided tour and explore its visitor's centre.

Bristol Zoo is a great place to visit while you’re here. Whilst it may be comparatively small compared to other city zoos, it certainly doesn't lack content and is really diverse when it comes to animals and plant life. There’s a strong focus here on both education and conservation and you’ll see plenty of species that you won’t find in many other UK zoos, for example, the Pygmy Hippopotamuses and West African Dwarf Crocodiles to name but a few!

Step back in time when you board Brunel’s ss Great Britain and discover the true stories behind the steam ship that changed the world.

Whether you're here on a shopping break in Bristol or just killing time during your stay, you’ll find the usual big high street names as well as smaller, exclusive boutiques – for all you shopaholics - take your pick!

Fancy travelling a little further afield?

Visit historic Bath, famed for its Roman bath houses, and also offering a unique cultural experience with stunning architecture, great shopping and iconic attractions.

If you fancy hitting a beach, look no further than Weston-super-Mare – a great seaside resort in North Somerset. Don your flip-flops and build sandcastles on the beautiful golden sands, eat ice creams on the seafront, or visit the SeaQuarium aquarium or the fascinating Helicopter Museum.

Bristol! So much to enjoy on your weekend city break.

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What's on in Bristol:

Slow Food Market
Open: 10am-3pm Feb 2013 (monthly)


04/10/2015 to 04/10/2015
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02/08/2015 to 02/08/2015
02/11/2014 to 02/11/2014
05/04/2015 to 05/04/2015
01/02/2015 to 01/02/2015
05/07/2015 to 05/07/2015
06/09/2015 to 06/09/2015
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07/12/2014 to 07/12/2014
03/05/2015 to 03/05/2015
07/06/2015 to 07/06/2015

Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Open: Daily 10am-5pm Nov 2012 - Mar 2013 (annual)

Daily 10am-5pm

19/11/2014 to 12/03/2015

Autumn Exhibition
Open: Mon-Sat 10am-5.30pm; Sun 2pm-5pm Oct - Dec 2013 (annual)

Mon-Sat 10am-5.30pm; Sun 2pm-5pm

30/10/2014 to 31/12/2014

Encounters Short Film Festival
Open: Nov 2013 (annual)

16/11/2014 to 20/11/2014

Bangless Bonfire Nights at Bristol Zoo
Open: From 4pm; display 5pm Nov 2013 (annual)

From 4pm; display 5pm

04/11/2014 to 04/11/2014

Dyrham Park
Open: Admission times vary throughout the year. Please check venue website for current times. Feb - Oct 2013; not Wed or Thu (various dates)

Admission times vary throughout the year. Please check venue website for current times.

03/11/2014 to 16/12/2014
18/02/2015 to 29/10/2015
18/02/2014 to 29/10/2014

Bath Mozartfest
Open: Nov 2013 (annual)

11/11/2014 to 19/11/2014

Bath Christmas Market
Open: Nov - Dec 2013 (annual)

24/11/2014 to 11/12/2014

Bath Film Festival
Open: Nov 2013 (annual)

10/11/2014 to 19/11/2014

Autumn International Series: Wales
Open: Nov 2013 (annual)

24/11/2014 to 24/11/2014

Winter Wonderland
Open: Nov 2013 - Jan 2014 (annual)

17/11/2014 to 02/01/2015

Sparks in the Park
Open: Gates 4.30pm; bonfire lit 6pm; fireworks 7pm Nov 2013 (annual)

Gates 4.30pm; bonfire lit 6pm; fireworks 7pm

05/11/2014 to 05/11/2014

Fireworks Extravaganza
Open: 6pm; entertainment from 6.30pm Nov 2013 (annual)

6pm; entertainment from 6.30pm

05/11/2014 to 05/11/2014

Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival
Open: Starts 7pm; roads into town closes beforehand Nov 2013 (annual)

Starts 7pm; roads into town closes beforehand

04/11/2014 to 07/11/2014

Firework Display
Open: Nov 2011 (annual)

06/11/2014 to 06/11/2014

The Rifles (Berkshire and Wiltshire) Museum
Open: Feb & Nov: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm
Mar-Oct: daily 10am-5pm Feb 2013; not Mon or Sun (various dates)

Feb & Nov: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm
Mar-Oct: daily 10am-5pm

01/11/2014 to 30/11/2014
01/04/2015 to 31/10/2015
01/04/2014 to 31/10/2014
01/02/2015 to 28/02/2015

Cotswold Farm Park
Open: Mar-Sep: daily 10.30am-5pm; Sep-Oct: Sat & Sun 10.30am-5pm Mar - Sep 2013 (various dates)

Mar-Sep: daily 10.30am-5pm; Sep-Oct: Sat & Sun 10.30am-5pm

11/09/2014 to 31/10/2014
11/09/2015 to 31/10/2015
13/03/2015 to 05/09/2015

Athelhampton House and Gardens
Open: Nov 2012 - Mar 2013; Sun only (various dates)

01/11/2014 to 01/03/2015
01/03/2015 to 31/10/2015
01/03/2014 to 31/10/2014

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