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The cultural and artistic heart of the west of England; Bristol is a lively and diverse city made up of several districts with their own personalities. The center is full of office blocks housing major corporations, as well as being a huge center for shopping. At night it's a popular destination for nights out, with traditional pubs sitting alongside contemporary bars, and a thriving live music scene with famous acts from around the world.

Things to see

The iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge connects Clifton in Bristol to Leigh Woods, Somerset, and stands 26 meters above the River Avon. The bridge is closely linked to the history of the city, and was designed so that tall ships could continue to come in to Bristol. There are guided tours that can be booked at weekends, or you can simply walk across for free and enjoy the view. The stylish Cabot Circus Shopping Centre is set under tall glass domes, allowing you to feel like you're outside without being exposed to the British weather. Here you'll find upmarket stores set over 3 floors, as well as restaurants, kiosks, and cafés where you can take a break. The Bristol Hippodrome Theatre is in the heart of the city center, and with a capacity of nearly 2,000 it holds some of the area's biggest cultural events. From touring musicals, to plays there's a busy calendar of events, and the red and gold accents give the interior of the theater a cozy and decadent atmosphere.

Hotels in Bristol

If you are planning a cosmopolitan city break, you'll be impressed by the wide range of Bristol hotels, with many stylish and boutique properties close to the center. You'll enjoy hotel features such as restaurants, bars, concierge services, tour and ticket assistance, guest parking, and laundry services. If you're in the area on business then you'll also be pleased to find extras such as free WiFi, business centers, and secretarial services. Guestrooms are also well equipped, and you'll find plenty of extra amenities such as cable television with free movie channels, DVD players, bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers, complimentary toiletries, and minibars.

Where to stay

Bristol city center is a paradise for shoppers, with several major shopping streets and malls within walking distance of each other. From upmarket department stores to bargain stores, there's a wide variety of shopping on offer, with cafés and fast food places in-between where you can take a break. Clifton is the historic heart of the city, with grand Georgian homes and apartments set over several levels, and here you'll find some of Bristol's finest restaurants and exclusive bars. It's also home to the exclusive Clifton Village area, and here you'll find small boutique stores, antique markets, and vintage tea rooms giving you a taste of the city's past.

How to get to Bristol

Bristol Airport has flights arriving from major airports across Europe, and is less 10 miles from the city center. You can pick up a coach taking you directly to the center in about 25 minutes, or take a taxi which takes under 20 minutes. Bristol Temple Meads railway station is also a popular arrival point, and is just a 10 minute walk or short taxi ride into the city center. The station sees trains arriving from London Paddington, Birmingham, Cardiff, and the West Country. There are also bus services outside the station, with an express service to the airport, and buses around the city.

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