Central Bristol hotel – 4 star – Bristol

Guest Rooms at this central Bristol hotel are contemporarily decorated and come with cable LCD television, complimentary toiletries and daily housekeeping. Whether travelling on business or leisure, guests will be well looked after by staff and the 24 hour reception who offer laundry, room service and express checkout. Business facilities are vast, including meeting rooms, an exhibition room and sound equipment. There is also an onsite gym to help you wind down after a busy day at work or exploring the nearby sights and attractions.

Step back in time with a visit to Brunel’s ss Great Britain. This great ocean liner was rescued in 1970 and transformed to its former Victorian glory. Visitors can now step on board and wander around this living museum to discover what life was like aboard this historic ship. Explore the luxurious first class accommodation, see what’s cooking in the kitchen with authentic sounds and smells and learn more fascinating facts through the audio guide and interactive displays. There’s also a maritime library containing original diaries and letters from former passengers as well as research material and books should you wish to find out more in-depth information.

Bristol is a haven for art lovers, home to The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery and Arnolfini. However, you don’t have to look far to come face to face with some of the world’s best known art, because Bristol is the birthplace of well known street artist Banksy. Fans of his work can see some his earliest art, including the Grim reaper on the side of Thekla social boat and Mild, mild west in Stoke’s Croft. If you’re keen to spot everything, why not join one of the regular Banksy walking tours. Afterwards grab a pint at one of the quaint Victorian pubs or indulge in some traditional British fish and chips at Smileys Plaice.

Bristol makes a fantastic city break because it’s bursting with culture, history, great shopping, fine dining and celebrated nightlife. Thrill seekers will be pleased to know that in the nearby Forest of Dean, lies Go Ape! Whizz down zip wires, swing through the trees like Tarzan and enjoy an action packed day out with friends or family in picturesque surroundings. Bristol is also home to two professional football clubs, Bristol Rovers and Bristol City so if you’re a football fan try and get tickets to one of the home games or take a stadium tour.