Information about flights to Bristol
Home to one of Britain's most coveted universities, Bristol became a prosperous maritime centre by the early 16th century, when many ambitious explorers embarked for the New World. Today, it's one of England's core cities, and is internationally renowned for its magnificent Clifton Suspension Bridge.
One of the finest and best-preserved cathedrals, Grade I-Listed Bristol Cathedral dates back to the 12th century and was once a powerful monastery. This 91-metre-high church benefited from a comprehensive restoration in the 19th century, and is noted for its magnificent stained glass windows and elaborate vaulting.
This splendid Georgian garden square was designed in the early 18th century and is surrounded by many fine Georgian buildings. It is one of the most desirable living destinations in the city, and is named after Queen Anne, who became reigning monarch of England, Scotland and Ireland in 1702.
The Clifton Suspension Bridge
Officially 150 years old in 2014, the Clifton Suspension Bridge was chiefly designed by one of Britain's most illustrious engineers, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and the two prominent architects, John Hawkshaw and William Henry Barlow. More than 400 metres long, the structure is also a Grade-I-Listed landmark and a fine example of British architectural innovation during the Industrial Revolution.
Other attractions in the city:
See the stupendous late-Victorian Cabot Tower, a magnificent Neo-Gothic monument, or take the family to Bristol Zoo, one of the leading zoos in the country. If you're interested in historic ships, don't forget to see the SS Great Britain museum ship, which is 98 metres long and was the world's longest passenger ship when it was completed in the mid-19th century. Spend some time at the Red Lodge Museum, which is housed in a handsome 16th-century house and showcases this building's eventful history, from its time as a family home to its life as a girls' school. It is a branch of the popular Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, where you can see an endless collection of historic artworks, archaeological artefacts, and natural history exhibits.
Eating out in Bristol
The Urban Tandoor restaurant and the Chai Shai Kitchen are the perfect choice for people who are fans of delicious, vibrant Indian recipes. If you're after some mouth-watering British classics, try the Casamia Restaurant, head to the Eat a Pitta restaurant for delightful Middle Eastern cuisine, or dine at Al Bacio for some divine Italian recipes.
For luxury accommodation, consider the Hilton Garden Inn Bristol City Centre, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bristol City Centre, or The Bristol Hotel, which offer immaculate accommodation and are the perfect venues to relax in after long flights to Bristol. Other hotels providing excellent value for money include the BEST WESTERN Henbury Lodge Hotel and the Premier Inn Bristol Cribbs Causeway.