Like the world-famous cream sherry that bears its name, Bristol
continually improves with age. An important sea trading port thanks
to its location on the Severn Estuary on the southwest coast of
England, Bristol has evolved into a dynamic and cosmopolitan city
winning numerous awards - including 'European City of the Year'
along the way.
Holidays in Bristol have become increasingly popular in recent
years following investment in the redevelopment of the city's
historic docks, the expansion of the city centre to create a
hundred new shops and the establishment of a 'restaurant quarter'.
The result is an exciting city in which fine Victorian and Georgian
buildings happily co-exist with thoroughly contemporary buildings
and where world-class attractions, landmarks and entertainments are
to be found at every turn.
A settlement since pre-historic times, Bristol has been a
prosperous trading destination for almost a thousand years
becoming, by the fifteenth century, the second most important port
after the Port of London. Today, Bristol's fascinating history is
recalled in the city's many excellent museums and by landmarks such
as the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge and the SS Great
Britain, both designed by Isambard Kindom Brunel.
With an exciting music and nightlife scene, irresistible street
markets, plenty of family-friendly attractions and green spaces to
relax in, it's easy to see exactly why Bristol holidays are loved
At the heart of England's picturesque and rural West Country,
Bristol serves as an excellent base from which to discover the
region. Well-connected by rail and road, the city's position on the
river Avon also provides an opportunity for exploration by boat.
This advantageous location also means that holidays to Bristol
allow visitors to enjoy the many highlights of the city, including
Bristol Zoo - the fifth-oldest zoo in the world, the spectacular
Blue Reef Aquarium, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery and the city's
twelfth-century cathedral as well as enabling them to experience
the beautiful surrounding countryside, with the Avon Gorge, the
Mendip Hills and the Cotswolds all within easy reach of the