Budget Accommodation in City Center, near College, Zoo,…
The street art, Victorian architecture, and public festivals are just a few of the things that make Bristol one of the most popular tourist destinations in Britain. It’s prominence as a commercial hub is on the other hand, mainly linked to its proximity to the sea, and a port which was initially located at the city centre. The nightlife and culture also add to its vibrancy; not to mention the accommodation locations that are suited for all preferences and budgets.
There are cheap hotels and b&b’s available all across the city, near the vibrant waterfront harbourside, zoo, college, and Clifton area of Bristol. Many establishments provide guest rooms with free Wifi, larger family rooms and a free breakfast. Some feature a swimming pool and gym.
What to do while staying overnight in the city centre ?
From art galleries and music venues to museums and harbours, Bristol is one place where you can be sure to find something to enjoy regardless of when you visit, or who you visit with. One of the places you have to head to the moment you arrive here is the Cabot Tower which provides wonderful views of the city.
From here, you can make your way to the harbour and have fun paddling around in a kayak as you also sightsee. If it’s all warm and sunny and you just need to cool down before heading to a B&B’s venue, the Portishead Open Air Pool can also be a great spot to stop by.
Optionally, you can choose to go to Bristol Zoo in the Clifton area which is on the western side of Bristol city centre. Here, you can watch zoo animals, and have a lot of fun especially if you are out with your kids. This city is also home to some of the country’s finest shopping areas; so, if you are hoping to find a piece of artwork, some vintage clothes or a memento to take back home, you will definitely not be disappointed.
The Mall at Cribbs Causeway is one center you can go to for some serious shopping considering that it houses over 100 brand stores. Cabot Circus has even more of these and other than the shops, you will also find nice restaurants and cafes here. So, even if you can’t seem to find any cheap hotels to have a drink and a meal, you can still get what you need at Cabot Centre. Clifton Village and St Nicholas Market are some of the other shopping venues you might want to check out during your trip.
Budget Places to Stay – Hotel or b&b room
Other than its wonderful attractions, this city has some amazingly cheap hotels and bed and breakfast venues and the good thing is that despite their affordability, the services offered are not sub-standard.
A good selection of the hotels and bed and breakfast spots have family rooms, roof gardens, bars, and hot tubs that you can take advantage of during your stay and while some of the B&B properties are right at the city centre, others are in the surrounding villages.
Therefore, depending on your budget and the sort of experience you are after, you can choose to stay in the heart of the town in any of the hotels with family rooms, or go further away where you can get to enjoy the serene and lush countryside.
Popular is also staying for the night or a weekend in a furnished apartment to rent.
Zoo in Clifton area BS8 3HA
Old zoo opened in the 19th Century where you can see plenty of animals and and there lots of things to do. The gardens are very pretty as well. Good value for money and a wonderful day out for the whole family.
Main Railway Station
Main train station ?
The city is home to two primary rail stations which are Temple Meads, which is the main station, and Parkway Station, which can be found more to the north.
There are frequent rail connections with various destinations across the UK such as Central London (Paddington station), Birmingham New Street st., Waterloo in London, Cardiff in Wales, York city centre, Manchester railway station, and Edinburgh city centre in Scotland.
Where is ?
Location of Bristol ?
Bristol city centre is situated in the region of south-west England between the county’s of Gloucestershire and Somerset.
- Bath Bed and Breakfast — 11 miles
- Newport Town — 19 miles
- Cardiff City Centre — 26 miles
- Gloucester Cathedral — 32 miles
- Swindon Wiltshire — 36 miles
- Cheltenham UK — 38 miles
The nearest airport is Bristol Airport (BRS), an international airport located at Lulsgate, which is southwest of the city center.