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Bristol is a city with a population of nearly half a million people in south west England, situated between Somerset and Gloucestershire on the tidal River Avon. It has been amongst the country's largest and most economically and culturally important cities for eight centuries. The Bristol area has been settled since the Stone Age and there is evidence of Roman occupation. A mint was established in the Saxon burgh of Brycgstow by the 10th century and the town rose to prominence in the Norman era, gaining a charter and county status in 1373. The change in the form of the name 'Bristol' is due to the local pronunciation of 'ow' as 'ol'.

Maritime connections to Wales, Ireland, Iceland, western France, Spain and Portugal brought a steady increase in trade in wool, fish, wine and grain during the Middle Ages. Bristol became a city in 1542 and trade across the Atlantic developed. The city was captured by Royalist troops and then recaptured for Parliament during the English Civil War. During the 17th and 18th centuries the transatlantic slave trade and the Industrial Revolution brought further prosperity. Edmund Burke, MP for Bristol, supported the American Revolution and free trade. Prominent reformers such as Mary Carpenter and Hannah More campaigned against the slave trade.

The late 18th and early 19th centuries saw the construction of a floating harbour, advances in shipbuilding and further industrialisation with the growth of the glass, paper, soap and chemical industries aided by the establishment of Bristol as the terminus of the Great Western Railway by I. K. Brunel. In the early 20th century, Bristol was in the forefront of aircraft manufacture and the city had become an important financial centre and high technology hub by the beginning of the 21st century.

A minster was founded in the 8th century at Westbury on Trym and is mentioned in a charter of 804 In 946 an outlaw named Leof killed Edmund I in a brawl at a feast in the royal palace at Pucklechurch,  which lies about six miles from Bristol. The town of Bristol was founded on a low hill between the rivers Frome and Avon at some time before the early 11th century. The main evidence for this is a coin of Aethelred issued circa 1010. This shows that the settlement must have been a market town and the name Brycgstow indicates "place by the bridge".  It is believed that the Bristol L (the tendency for the local accent to add a letter L to the end of some words) is what changed the name Brycgstow to the current name Bristol.
 


It appears that St Peter's church, the remains of which stand in modern Castle Park, may have been another minster, possibly with 8th century origins. By the time of Domesday the church held three hides of land, which was a sizeable holding for a mere parish church.  The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle records that in 1052 Harold Godwinson took ship to Brycgstow and later in 1062 he took ships from the town to subdue the forces of Gruffydd ap Llywelyn of Wales, indicating the status of the town as a port

Brycgstow was a major centre for the Anglo-Saxon slave trade. Men, women and children captured in Wales or northern England were traded through Bristol to Dublin as slaves. From there the Viking rulers of Dublin would sell them on throughout the known world. The Saxon bishop of Worcester, Wulfstan, whose diocese included Bristol, preached against the trade regularly and eventually it was forbidden by the crown, though it carried on in secret for many year

The Domesday survey recorded that Bristol, then known as Brygstowe was part of the royal manor of Barton and was a borough governed by a reeve, and assessed at 110 marks.[1] Charters confirming rights and duties were granted by Henry II in 1172 and by John in 1190. The first mayor may have been Robert FitzNichol who took office in 1200. As the town developed the mayor was assisted by provosts, later known as stewards and bailiffs. The mayor was chosen by the merchants of Bristol. A list of mayors dating from 1216 was published by the town clerk, Robert Ricart, in 1479.  

A charter granted by Henry III in 1256, extended the town's rights, enabling the burgesses to choose coroners and to farm the fees payable to the king .

In 1373, Edward III granted a charter to Bristol stating that:

 

    We have conceded to our beloved burgesses of our town of Bristol and to their heirs and successors in perpetuity that the town of Bristol with its suburbs and precincts shall henceforth be separate from the counties of Gloucester and Somerset and be in all things exempt both by land and by sea, and that it should be a county by itself, to be called the county of Bristol in perpetuity, and that the burgesses and their heirs and successors should have in perpetuity within the town of Bristol and its suburbs and precincts certain liberties and exemptions and enjoy them fully and use them as is more fully contained in the said charter.

Bristol was the first provincial town to be given this status

Bristol was first described as a city in a charter of Elizabeth I in 1581, but this document suggests that Bristol had been granted city status at the time of Henry VII. The Municipal Corporations Act 1835 established Bristol Corporation, which consisted of 48 councillors and 18 aldermen. The term Corporation of Bristol or Bristol Corporation, encompassing the mayor and common council, had been in use since the eighteenth century at least.  Bristol became a county borough in 1888 and the boundaries were extended into Gloucestershire and Somerset.  In 1899, Queen Victoria granted the mayor the right to be styled Lord Mayor.

From 1974 to 1996, Bristol was subsumed into the new county of Avon following the Redcliffe–Maud Report. Avon was abolished in 1996 and the city became a unitary authority, styled as the City and County of Bristol.

Bristol is the largest town in the south west of England being a major entertainment and communications centre. Though no longer a commercial port, the docks still dominate the centre of the city, their attraction being the splendid Maritime Heritage Centre and the Bristol Industrial Museum. Heavy bombing during WW2 destroyed many of the medieval buildings and the city was greatly modernised in the 1950s and 60s. However the Cathedral, once the abbey church, retaining its spectacular Norman Chapter House and fine Lady Chapel, has lost none of its historical charm and is a delight to visit. There are a large number of fine Georgian houses, Queen’s Square being the most impressive. As befits a city of Bristol’s importance, there are theatres, concert halls, cinemas and high quality entertainment of all descriptions, as well as many famous shopping streets and the hectic life of the university.
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Buddhafield Festival 2013 
Wednesday 17 — Sunday 21 July 2013

This year Buddhafield will be basing its programme around the theme of A Fire in the Heart. Get involved: bring something red to wear during our public rituals! Find out more about why the Buddhist practice of loving kindness can help us discover the radiant, joyful heart within each of us. 

The Buddhafield Festival is held on a beautiful site in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), about 7 miles South of Taunton, at Culmhead. 

We offer a full programme of activities, including the teaching, discussion and study of Buddhism and meditation in the Dharma Parlour and Meditation Space. If it’s relaxation you’re looking for, take your ease in one a number of vegan and vegetarian cafés, whilst waiting for one of our extensive range of workshops to start. There’s a full performance programme of music and cabaret. We have a set of specialist Areas and Spaces including Permaculture, Social Change, Women’s Space and a terrific Kids Area. Amongst the delights of healing and bodywork on offer, you could learn or practise Yoga, Tai Chi, Chi Gung, book a massage or investigate a one of the dozens of other treatments.

The testimonials page has a selection of recent feedback and reviews. There’s also a list of photographs and videos.

Get into the Spirit ... but Leave the Spirits at Home

Buddhism is about getting out of our head. Into the body. Into the abundance of the present moment. Away from stale thought loops that regret the past or worry about the future; away from a dulled, dumbed down experience; away from avoiding parts of ourselves, into the full vividness and beauty of now.

In the Buddhist ethical trainings, this “mindfulness clear and radient is supported” by “abstaining from intoxicants” that could cloud the mind. for many it is a big part of why they come; for those in recovery, not being around drugs and alcohol is crucial. Please help us retain the uniqueness of the collective creation that is Buddhafield by entering into the spirit of this aspect of the Festival.

Our peacekeeping team will be trained to challenge people publicly not respecting our request, but please don’t wait for them: challenge anyone you see drinking or smoking to explain how their awareness is more clear and present with their drug of choice than without.


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Theatre: A Midsummer Night's Dream at Bristol Old Vic
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28th Feb 2013-4th May 2013
Following War Horse, Bristol Old Vic's Tom Morris and Cape Town's Handspring Puppet...

Exhibition: Pharaoh King of Egypt at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
16th Mar 2013-21st Jul 2013
Featuring highlights from the British Museum’s superb collection of ancient Egyptian...

Theatre: Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty at the Bristol Hippodrome
 7th May 2013-11th May 2013
A gothic romance for all ages; a supernatural love story that even the passage of time...

Theatre: Hormonal Housewives at the Bristol Hippodrome
th May 2013-13th May 2013
Is your man more James May than Christian Grey? Then this is the show for you! Starring...
Comedy: Julian Clary at Colston Hall
15th May 2013-15th May 2013
Julian Clary's new comedy show, Position Vacant: Apply Within, comes to the Colston Hall.
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16th May 2013-26th May 2013
Bristol’s unique annual festival of contemporary theatre
Comedy: Jack Dee at the Bristol Hippodrome
 26th May 2013-26th May 2013
After a six year absence from Stand-Up, Jack is back, agonising over the slightest of...
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Exhibition: Pharaoh King of Egypt at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
 16th Mar 2013-21st Jul 2013
Featuring highlights from the British Museum’s superb collection of ancient Egyptian...
Theatre: That'll Be the Day at the Bristol Hippodrome
 2nd Jun 2013-2nd Jun 2013
The nation's favourite rock ‘n’ roll variety show returns by popular demand to Bristol
Theatre: Three Phantoms at the Bristol Hippodrome
 4th Jun 2013-5th Jun 2013
Three Phantoms from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s eponymous musical are set to haunt, host and...
Theatre: Dreamboys at the Bristol Hippodrome
11th Jun 2013-11th Jun 2013
The Dreamboys are back with a brand new Show and Tour for 2013 titled - The Dreamboys Fit...
Theatre: An Evening of Burlesque at The Bristol Hippodrome
14th Jun 2013-14th Jun 2013
Camp and colourful, this fascinating art form is brought to life for your delectation!
Bristol's Big Green Week 2013
15th Jun 2013-23rd Jun 2013
A celebration of inspirational green thinking and ideas

Theatre: Bill Bailey at the Bristol Hippodrome
 16th Jun 2013-16th Jun 2013
Bill Bailey's show, Qualmpeddler has all the classic Bill Bailey elements, trademark...
Theatre: The Pirates of Penzance at the Bristol Hippodrome
 18th Jun 2013-26th Jun 2013
Pirates of Penzance - A production from Scottish Opera and D’Oyly Carte comes to Bristol
Concert: Blondie at Westonbirt Arboretum
 21st Jun 2013-21st Jun 2013
Blondie in concert at Westonbirt Arboretum in June 2013
Concert: Paloma Faith at Westonbirt Arboretum
 22nd Jun 2013-22nd Jun 2013
Paloma Faith in concert at Westonbirt Arboretum in June 2013. Tickets on Sale Friday 18th...
Theatre: The Moody Blues at the Bristol Hippodrome
 23rd Jun 2013-23rd Jun 2013
The Moody Blues come to Bristol as part of their new UK tour for 2013.
Theatre: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Bristol Hippodrome
25th Jun 2013-29th Jun 2013
A magical musical full of unforgettable songs

Exhibition: Pharaoh King of Egypt at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
16th Mar 2013-21st Jul 2013
Featuring highlights from the British Museum’s superb collection of ancient Egyptian...
Theatre: Sofia National Ballet's Giselle at the Bristol Hippodrome
19th Jul 2013-19th Jul 2013
The most poignant of all classical ballets brought to life by Sofia National Ballet.
Theatre: Sofia National Ballet's Swan Lake at the Bristol Hippodrome
 20th Jul 2013-21st Jul 2013
The greatest romantic ballet of all time perfomed by Sofia National Ballet.
Concert: Paul Weller at Westonbirt Arboretum
 20th Jul 2013-20th Jul 2013
Paul Weller in concert at Westonbirt Arboretum in July 2013
Theatre: The Drifters at the Bristol Hippodrome
 24th Jul 2013-24th Jul 2013
The Drifters are back on the road in the UK performing both the classic hits from the...
Theatre: Dora the Explorer Live at The Bristol Hippodrome
 26th Jul 2013-28th Jul 2013
Join Dora the Explorer and her friends on a live musical adverture that all the family...
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Bristol's shipfaring links include some of history's shadier characters. We take a closer look at one such blackhearted Bristolian, the notorious pirate,  Blackbeard.
Some fascinating facts about America's most famous pirate, who was born Edward Teach in Bristol in 1680:
 His gang was 400 strong and he sailed in a huge slave ship he named Queen Anne's Revenge. Co-incidentally the ship, built in 1710, was originally given a name which later become a by-word for Bristol - she was called "Concord".

She was transporting African slaves to the Caribbean, when in 1717 Blackbeard captured her off the island of Martinique.  The pirate was fortunate because the Concord crew was weakened with dysentery and the remaining healthy crew members were in no position to defeat the pirates. Through the Queen Anne's Revenge and his three other ships, Blackbeard captured some 23 ships and stripped them of anything of value.

The Royal Navy was helpless because they had just ten ships to police the entire American coastline. In order to frighten his enemies and crew, Blackbeard was known for stuffing smoking fuses in his hair for dramatic effect.   He even shot one of his most trusted men, in the knee, his excuse being that if he didn't kill one of his crew now and then, they would forget who he was.
Blackbeard  was a frequent visitor to North Carolina during his pirating escapades and it was there, in November 1718, that he was captured and killed.
He died after being shot five times and had 20 sword cuts.

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  The 150th Royal Bath & West Show
2013 Show Dates: 29th May - 1st June
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Royal Bath & West Show 29 May - 1 June
Founded in 1777 The Royal Bath & West of England Society are a Somerset based registered charity that aims to encourage agriculture, the arts and commerce. The Society owns the Royal Bath & West Showground, a 240 acre site near Shepton Mallet, which is home to a series of world class shows and events in Somerset throughout the year. The biggest event in the calendar is The Royal Bath and West Show, which takes place over the Spring half term. It's probably the biggest agricutural show in the country and a great day out in Somerset for families, friends & rural enthusiasts!
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This is where all aspects of farming and rural life can be seen, from the best of British livestock to the latest business innovations in farming. The show offers the perfect day out for the whole family; the best for shopping, food, flowers, crafts, country pursuits, equestrian competitions and arena displays.


Start date:

29th May 2013

End date:

1st June 2013

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The 2013 Royal Bath and West Show takes place near Shepton Mallet in Somerset from Wednesday 30th May - Saturday 2nd June. Make sure to buy your tickets in advance and save ££'s on the standard entrance price plus you'll get free entry for up to three childen under 16 with every adult ticket!

There's more happening than you think at the country's biggest rural festival and there really is something for everyone, from food lovers to families and farmers to fashionistas!

From the country’s finest livestock and over 600 trade stands to the National Cheese Awards and the UK’s biggest cider competition. It's your chance to experience canoeing, visit an art exhibition, sample and purchase some of the best British produce, marvel at the birds of prey in the Countryside Arena or watch some of the finest animals in the country. There's so much to see and do...you'll want to come back another day! To find out more about last years show please read on or click on the links in the top right of this page. We will be updating these pages over the coming months in the lead up to the 2012 show so please do visit again soon - and rest assured that the 2012 show will be bigger and better than ever before!

Can You Bake a Pie Fit for Royalty?

The Royal Bath & West Show is on the look-out for the ultimate pie to be crowned the King or Queen of Pies. We are looking for the perfect savoury and sweet pies fit for Royalty, brimming with mouth-watering ingredients from the South West that can really wow the tastebuds.

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With an approximate population of 410,950, and urban area of 550,200, it is England's sixth, and the  UK's  ninth most populous city  and the most populous city in South West England. It received a royal charter in 1155 and was granted county status in 1373. For half a millennium it was the second or third largest English city,  It  has a short coastline on the estuary of the River Severn, which flows into the Bristol Channel. Bristol is the largest centre of culture, employment and education in the region. From its earliest days, its prosperity has been linked to that of the Port of Bristol, the commercial port, which was in the city centre but has now moved to the Severn Estuary coast at Avonmouth and Portbury, to the western extent of the city boundary. In more recent years the economy has been built on the aerospace industry and the city centre docks have been regenerated as a centre of heritage and culture.

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Located close to the heart of Bristol city centre, this gallery has a good reputation for exhibiting some of the finest collections of art that are to be seen in this area of the country. Carrying an eclectic collection of paintings and sculptures by local and much further flung artists, the gallery is a prized possession of the cities cultural scene.
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There is so much to discover for all the family with At-Bristol!
Join Morph and friends for a journey through animation past and present and become an animator for the day. Be awed by icy bodies and cosmic rays, play music through your headbones, activate the Vein Ray and see your own veins, create your own TV show or cover yourself from head to toe in your own giant bubble! With hundreds of hands-on exhibits to explore, live shows and a Planetarium, At-Bristol is one of the UK’s biggest and most exciting interactive science centres. Voted Visitor Attraction of the Year 2011 by Bristol Tourism and Hospitality, we have also been listed one of VisitBritain's top 10 family attractions, and are one of The Guardian's top 20 family-friendly museums in the UK! Book tickets now or see what’s on!
Change of exhibition   Please note, from 6 February 2012 our fossils and funnybones exhibition will be removed from the ground floor to make way for our very special touring exhibition In the Zone. Fossils and funnybones will return to the ground floor at the beginning of March 2012.
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Phone: +44 (0)117 9155000  -  Fax: +44 (0)117 9157200
ABBEY GATEHOUSE
Once Britain was dotted with monasteries, each enclosed behind high walls with strong gates. The bigger the abbey, the more magnificent its gatehouse would be. Bristol has one of the few survivals. It once led into the courtyard of the Abbey of St Augustine. The large Norman archway was for horses and wheeled traffic, while the narrow arch was for pedestrians. Above are rooms added by Tudor abbot John Newland, now used as Bristol Cathedral Office. Notice the double roses, symbol of the Tudors.
College Green,
Bristol BS1 5TJ
ABBEY GATEHOUSE CLICK
Phone: +44 (0)117 926 4879
ACTON COURT
This house was built for the pleasure of Henry VIII when he visited this area of the world. Designed by Nicholas Poyntz, one of the most eminent architects of his time, this is a beautifully conserved example of a grand Tudor home. Visitors are invited to tour the grounds and enjoy marvelling at the intricate craftsmanship both inside and out. Acton Court is believed to be the most ‘original’ Tudor house in Britain. In order to maintain the integrity of the building, as far as possible, it has been left in its original state. The empty house has a mysterious beauty that we have tried to preserve. Due to the fragile nature of the construction, only small, escorted groups can view the rooms at any one time. The house is a Grade I Listed Building and both house and grounds are Scheduled Ancient Monuments, which ensures that no digging or building can take place without permission and that the site is preserved for future generations to enjoy.
Acton Court Latteridge Road,
 Iron Acton,
Bristol BS37 9TL
ACTON COURT CLICK
Phone: +44 (0)1454 228 224
THE ARCADE
Shopping malls are nothing new. It all began with the first shopping arcade in late eighteenth-century Paris. A covered pedestrian alley provided comfortable, stylish and safe shopping away from the dirt and clatter of the street, not to mention the rain. Soon British cities were discovering their pleasures. Bristol had two arcades designed by James Foster in 1824. One was lost in the Blitz, but the survivor is as elegant as ever. The design was inspired by Burlington Arcade in London.
Horsefair to Broadmead,
Bristol BS1


THE ARCHITECTURE CENTRE
Anyone fascinated by buildings should feel at home here. The Bristol Centre for the Advancement of Architecture was founded in 1996. An 18th-century warehouse beside the Floating Harbour was converted to provide two exhibition galleries, a meeting room and a shop. A visitor can browse the latest books on architecture or peruse plans of new developments. The Centre also offers guided tours, visits, discussions, workshops and lectures. The Arnolfini gallery, café and bar is one of Europe’s leading centres for the contemporary arts, all housed in a converted warehouse that's idyllically situated in the heart of Bristol’s Harbourside area. The Arnolfini is supported by the Arts Council, so entrance to the galleries is free. The arts centre features a regularly-changing programme, including exhibitions, cinema, performance, dance, talks and events.
What’s more the Arnolfini’s converted warehouse building contains one of the country’s best arts bookshops. And if that wasn’t enough, the centre also has a vibrant café bar, with quayside seating that is fantastic place to hang out in the summer sun.  Free entry and closed on Monday's.
Narrow Quay,
Bristol
BS1 4QA
THE ARCHITECTURE
CENTRE CLICK

Phone: +44 (0)117 922 1540  -  Fax: +44 (0)117 922 1541
ARNOLFINI
One of Europe’s leading centres for the contemporary arts, it has been housed since 1975 in Bush House, a former tea warehouse. Arnolfini’s international artistic programme presents progressive and experimental visual arts, live art and performance, dance, cinema, literary readings and a busy education programme of tours, talks and events.
16 Narrow Quay,
Bristol
BS1 4QA
ARNOLFINI CLICK
Phone: +44 (0)117 917 2300  -  Fax: +44 (0)117 917 2303
ASHTON COURT MANSION & ESTATE
Two miles from Bristol city centre is this historic country house and park. Once the home of a family of wealthy Bristol merchants, it is now owned by Bristol City Council. The mansion is a venue for conferences and banqueting, but there is a visitor centre and cafe in the stable block. The estate covers 850 acres of woods and grasslands, with deer parks and golf courses. Its wide acres accommodate major open-air events, such as the International Balloon Fiesta, Bristol Community Festival and the Kite Festival.
Long Ashton,
Bristol
BS41 9JN
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Phone: +44 (0)117 963 9174  -  Fax: +44 (0)117 953 2143
AVON VALLEY RAILWAY
This railway is a real experience for the casual user or the train enthusiast. It offers a six mile journey through this beautiful area of the countryside, bringing visitors the joys of the age of steam, a luxurious form of travel that one hardly gets to experience anymore. The views from the railway are unique and the panorama of the Avon River itself id impossible to achieve from anywhere else. The Avon Valley Railway is more than just a train ride, offering a whole new experience for some or a nostalgic memory for others. It's a real treat for the whole family!
Bitton stattion Bath Road,
Bitton,
Bristol
BS30 6HD
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Phone: +44 (0)117 932 5538  -  Fax: +44 (0)117 932 5538
BANKSY & BRISTOL'S STREET ART
It's in Bristol that Banksy made his first steps as a graffiti artist and you can still find classic pieces like 'Mild Mild West' and 'Hanging Man' around the city today. The book 'Banksy's Bristol - Home Sweet Home' chronicles much of his early work in Bristol. In 2009 he returned to Bristol with his biggest exhibition to date, entitled 'Banksy versus Bristol Museum', with over a 100 pieces on display. Because of it's placement the picture on the right has to be the most viewed and photographed Banksy piece in Bristol. You can find at the bottom of Park Street.
Banksy's street art in park street BANKSY & BRISTOL'S STREET ART
BERTHOLD LUBETKIN'S HOUSE
Berthold Lubetkin was born in Georgia and studied architecture in Moscow and Leningrad where he witnessed first hand the Russian Revolution unfold. It is thought that much of his modern design style came from the deconstruction he saw during that period. Lubetkin moved to England and lived in Bristol for some time, introducing modernist design to Britain in the early 1930s.
113 Princess Victoria Street,
 Bristol,  BS8
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BLACKFRIARS
These are the only surviving friary buildings in Bristol. The Order of Friars Preachers (Dominicans) were evangelists with a mission to towns. They were known as black friars from their black habit. Their friary in Bristol was a large one, founded around 1227. It took up the whole area now known as Quakers’ Friars. All that remains is part of its lesser cloister, much altered. It is now part of Bristol Register Office.
Quakers’ Friars,
 Bristol
BS1 3A
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Phone: +44 (0)117 903 8888  -  Fax: +44 (0)117 903 8877
BLAISE CASTLE
The 650-acre Blaise Castle Estate has been a public pleasure-ground since it was bought by Bristol Council. Paths wind along wooded slopes and beside brooks. The house was built in 1796-98 for John Scandrett Harford, a wealthy Bristol banker. He engaged noted landscape gardener Humphrey Repton to lay out the grounds. Repton’s red book of plans is on view in the house, now a museum of everyday life. Don’t miss fairytale Blaise Castle - built as summer house in 1766.
Blaise Castle

Blaise Castle House Museum and Estate
Henbury Road
Henbury Bristol BS10 7QS

Monday ,Tuesday ,Wednesday , Saturday , Sunday &
Bank Holiday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday & Friday - Closed
Fax
: 0117 922 2047

BLAISE CASTLE CLICK
Tel: 0117 903 9818
BLAISE HAMLET
These enchanting cottages around a green were built c.1811 for retired employees of John Scandrett Harford, who owned Blaise Castle House. Each of the nine cottages has its own character. The hamlet was designed by John Nash, master of the Picturesque style. He had worked for Harford on other buildings. The cottages are now owned by the National Trust, but they are still occupied and not open to the public. Access is to the green only.

Henbury,
 Bristol

BLAISE HAMLET CLICK
Tel : 01275 461900
BRANDON HILL PARK
Brandon Hill is Bristol’s oldest park. Granted to the city corporation by the Earl of Gloucester in 1174, for centuries it was let to farmers, but from 1625 it has been a public space. Now it is a lunchtime haven for city workers. It offers water gardens, a nature park and children’s play area. There are stunning views over the city, especially from Cabot Tower on the crest of the hill. This landmark was built in 1898 to commemorate John Cabot’s voyage of discovery to America.
Brandon Hill,
 Clifton,
Bristol
 BS8
BRANDON HILL CLICK
Phone: +44 (0)117 922 3719
BRILLIANT WEEKENDS IN BRISTOL
Stag Weekends, Hen Weekends, Activity Breaks, Corporate Weekends, Birthday Celebrations, Golf Weekends. An amazing place to have fun, Bristol is one of the UKs fastest growing cities. Not only that its the home of Brilliant Weekends! We're based here in Bristol so we get the best hotel, activity and club deals available  All types of vibrant daytime activities are available .Bristol is just 90 minutes from London, Exeter and Birmingham so it's easy to get to. The nightlife scene in Bristol is at the forefront of UK Clubbing
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                  weekends Brilliant Weekends Limited,
Mardyke House, 18 Hotwell Road, BRISTOL, BS8 4UD

Monday      8.30am - 6.30pm   
Tuesday      8.30am - 6.30pm   
Wednesday      8.30am - 6.30pm   
Thursday      8.30am - 6.30pm   
Friday      8.30am - 6.30pm   
Saturday      10am - 3.00pm   
Sunday      closed

BRISTOL BRILLIANT WEEKENDS CLICK
 tel:
0870
75
85100
BRISTOL & WEST PROGRESSIVE SYNAGOGUE
The Bristol and West Progressive Jewish Congregation is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. It is a lively congregation of around 140 members including families, single, student and associate members as well as friends. Our Synagogue is in Bristol, though our members live in a wide area of the South West of England and South Wales and we are affiliated with the national Liberal Judaism movement. The Synagogue building was bought in 1975 and it was combined with the property next door in 1988 and expanded again in 2003. Services are held in the Sanctuary which can be extended into the adjoining area to accommodate larger numbers at communal events and includes a newly-equipped home cinema system. We have a substantial library housing more than one thousand volumes, several classrooms, offices for both Rabbi and Teachers as well as a Judaica Shop and a well-equipped vegetarian kitchen. The building has wheelchair access and an induction loop system for those with a hearing aid.
The Bristol Hebrew Congregation Synagogue  43/47 Bannerman Road
Bristol,
BS5 0RR
B & W PROGRESSIVE SYNAGOGUE CLICK
Tel: 44 117 9541937   Fax: 44 117 907 3454
BRISTOL AQUARIUM
The spectacular Bristol Aquarium in Bristol's historic Harbourside area takes you and your family and friends on a spectacular undersea safari. The £4 million re-development of the building showcases native and tropical marine and freshwater creatures from around the world in naturally-themed habitats, all designed to inspire deeper understanding and appreciation of the natural world. Visitors embark on a fascinating journey from the British coast through warmer waters to exotic tropical seas. Highlights include a life-size recreation of a sunken ship, a Bristol harbour scene, a 'walk-in' seahorse display and a wooden footbridge, over the open-top giant coral seas display, which are home to tropical sharks and stringrays. From the hidden world of UK waters, the Bristol Aquarium transports visitors to the spectacular underwater gardens of the Mediterranean and the stunning beauty of tropical waters, which are home to everything from sea horses and puffer fish to living corals and tropical sharks. Other displays recreate mangroves, giant rock pools, Amazon rainforest pools and a South American fishing village. Part of the aquarium is also contained within a giant glasshouse, which is home to a huge variety of living plants and trees. The centrepiece of the aquarium is the coral seas display, where visitors can enjoy the closest of undersea encounters in an underwater walk-through tunnel through the reef, from inside a glass cavern and via bubble-helmet viewing points. More than forty other naturally-themed displays reveal the sheer variety of life in the deep, from crabs and lobsters to the amazing octopus and the bizarre shape-shifting cuttlefish, as well as piranhas and archer fish.
Anchor Road
Harbourside
Bristol
BS1 5TT

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Tel: 0117 929 8929
BRISTOL BLUE GLASS
The celebrated Bristol Blue Glass has been made in the city for centuries. Glassmaking died out in Bristol soon after the Second World War, but was revived in 1988 by James Adlington. His glassmaking works uses traditional techniques to create new designs, including the dolphin range, made to aid The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society. There is a shop and visitor centre. From a gallery above the workshop, you can watch glass being blown or view a display of the whole history of glass. 2012 is the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, marking 60 years on the throne. To celebrate this amazing achievement we are going to produce some commemorative glassware to add to your collections. These will be available soon from all our outlets and this web site, but watch out for some fantastic offers in the Bristol Evening Post....
Unit 7, Whitby Road,
Bristol
 BS4 3QF

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GLASS CLICK

Phone: +44 (0)117 9720818
BRISTOL CATHEDRAL
After Henry VIII closed England’s monasteries, he found a new use for Bristol’s great Abbey of St Augustine. In 1542 it became the Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity. The new diocese found itself with only half a church. The wealthy abbey had been gra
dually rebuilding its church on magnificent lines, and was working on a new nave when it was closed. The nave was finally added in Victorian times. Don’t miss the fine Norman chapter house.
http://www.sacred-destinations.com/england/images/bristol/cathedral/resized/wc-gfdl.jpg College Green,
Bristol
BS1 5TJ
BRISTOL
CATHEDRAL CLICK
Phone: +44 (0)117 926 4879
Bristol City logo Bristol City Football Club - The Robins
Championship
1894: Bristol South End Football Club are formed and play their games at St. John's Lane, Bedminster
1897: The club is renamed Bristol City Football Club and made into a limited company after a famous meeting in the Albert Hall, Bedminster. A decision was made to employ a manager, so contact was made with Sam Hollis at Woolwich Arsenal. One of his first assignments at Bristol City was to assemble a squad of players to take part in the Southern League - he was given a trans fer fund of £40!
Bristol
                    City FC Bristol City Football Club
Ashton Gate Stadium
Ashton Road
Bristol
BS3 2EJ

BRISTOL CITY
FOOTBALL CLUB CLICK
Tel:
 0117 963 0630
BRISTOL CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
The idea of the Cultural Development Centre is to offer ways for the people of the city and surrounding area to develop their cultural talents in partnership with the authorities. The centre concentrates on visual arts and performance, and has a number of projects in operation across the large metropolitan area. There are also pieces of art on display at the central offices, where you can find out more about what the centre can achieve.


Leigh Court,
 Abbots Leigh,
Bristol
BS8 3RA

BRISTOL HIPPODROME
The Bristol Hippodrome, the city’s very own West End theatre, opened its doors on the 16th December 1912 when the curtain rose for the first time on what was generally agreed to be Oswald Stoll’s most magnificent provincial theatre.
It is a superb example of the grand architecture of the late Victorian era and is one of the masterpieces of design by Frank Matcham, the most eminent theatre architect of his time.The theatre has diversified over the years to encapsulate the full spectrum of live theatrical entertainment.  From top West End shows; Cats, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Beauty and the Beast, Blood Brothers and Grease, to name more than a few, through to regular visits from the best in Opera (WNO & Ellen Kent) and Ballet (ENB & Ballet International), Comedy, Children’ Shows, Concerts and even the Circus!  They have all thrilled audiences over the years and continue to do so today.
Bristol Hippodrome St. Augustine’s Parade,
Bristol
BS1 4UZ

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See Our Theatre Website
Phone: +44 (0)870 6077500

BRISTOL ICE RINK
Bristol’s rink opened in 1966, to the delight of young Bristolian Robin Cousins, who had a yen to skate. The future Olympic gold medallist trained here for seven years. In those days the rink was owned by Mecca and called Silver Blades. Mecca added an ice hockey arena in 1981. Now part of John Nike Leisuresport, it offers skating lessons, a junior ice hockey programme and ice karting. Facilities include a fully licensed bar and cafeteria.
Frogmore Street,
Bristol
BS1 5NA
BRISTOL ICE RINK CLICK

See Our Winter Sports Website
Phone: +44 (0)117 9292148  -  Fax: +44 (0)117 9259736
BRISTOL LIBRARY
The main library in the heart of Bristol is housed in a fantastic and beautifully preserved building. It is filled with a massive archive of texts, audio and visual materials, much of which is available for loan, as well as for private studying. However, the library is also a place for exhibitions and shows, and on a fairly regular basis there are local history shows and art shows.

http://www.yourlocalweb.co.uk/images/pictures/19/76/bristol-central-library-194880.jpg College Green,
Bristol
BS1 5TL
CENTRAL LIBRARY CLICK
Phone: +44 (0)117 903 7227  -  Fax: +44 (0)117 922 1081
THE BRISTOL OLD VIC
In 1766, over one hundred philanthropic merchants, lawyers and politicians clubbed together to open an illegal, back-street theatre, down an alley and through a courtyard off King Street in the Bristol docks’ district. Some people were appalled: they believed the theatre ran the “risk of ruining the morals of our youth, impoverishing our tradesmen and artisans, promoting the arts of intrigue and of seducing the innocent, reducing many perhaps to bankruptcy, injuring the credit of others and diffusing a habit of idleness, indolence, and debauchery throughout this once industrious and virtuous city”. In 1778, King George III granted the theatre a Royal Licence. Thus the new theatre in Bristol’s King Street became one of a number of Theatre Royal, formally embraced by the establishment. Throughout the 19th century, the theatre enjoyed mixed fortunes. By the early 20th century, then energy of the city had moved away from the docks and up the hill to the fashionable residential areas.By the Second World War, the theatre was in decline. However, surviving the bombing of Bristol’s city centre, it was saved for the nation by a coalition of civic, corporate and citizen lobbyists. Then, in 1943, the theatre became Britain’s first state-subsidised theatre. And in 1946 it gained its first resident company, an off-shoot of London’s Old Vic Theatre – hence a new name: Bristol Old Vic. In 1972 the theatre opened its Studio Theatre and additional front-of-house areas incorporating the 18th-century guildhall, the Coopers’ Hall.
Bristol
                  Old Vic Old Vic Theatre/Theatre Royal/New Vic
King Street, Bristol. BS1 4ED
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THE BRISTOL OLD VIC CLICK


See Our Theatre Website
Tel : 0117 987 7877
BRISTOL RECORD OFFICE
Bristol Record Office was established in 1924.  It was the first borough record office in the country and at the time there was only one other local record office in existence.
'B' Bond, the home of Bristol Record Office, is one of three former bonded warehouses standing in Cumberland Basin at the entrance to Bristol's Floating Harbour.  It was built in 1908 during the tobacco import boom of the early 20th century.  The Record Office occupies five floors of  'B' Bond's nine storeys on the western side of the building.  The eastern half of the building is occupied by the CREATE Centre which was set up by the city council to promote environmental awareness.
Image of Bristol Record Office Smeaton Road,
Bristol
BS1 6XN

BRISTOL RECORD OFFICE CLICK
Tel: 0117 922 4224
BRISTOL REGISTER OFFICE
Civil registration has literally taken over from the church here. In 1670 the Quakers of Bristol built the first meeting house on this site. William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania, married Bristolian Hannah Callowhill there in 1696. The building was considered beyond repair by 1747, so a new meeting house was created by the Quaker carpenter George Tully. It is simple and serene, in keeping with Quaker principles. The interior was re-modelled in the 1960s. However it was moved to Corn Street in 2006.
The Register Office
The Old Council House
Corn Street
Bristol
BS1 1JG
BRISTOL REGISTER OFFICE CLICK
Tel :
0117-922 2800 (Bristol City Council Call Centre)
Fax:
0117 903 8877
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League Division 2
The Memorial Stadium has been owned by Bristol Rovers since 1998, when it was purchased from the old Bristol Rugby Club, who were in administration at the time. Founded in 1998 they have been members of the Football League since 1920, having won the Southern League in 1904/05.
Bristol Rovers Bristol Rovers Football Club
The Memorial Stadium
Filton Avenue, Horfield
Bristol, BS7 0BF
BRISTOL ROVERS CLICK
tel:
0117 9096648
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Bristol Rugby (or Bristol Football Club as it was formerly known) was formed in 1888 and over the years some of the greatest names in the game have played for the Club from Len Corbett, Sam Tucker, Jack Gregory, John Pullin and Alan Morley through to Jason Little and Agustin Pichot in recent years. Now one of the leading Rugby Clubs in the Guiness Championship. 
http://www.ctfc.com/javaImages/ee/31/0,,10434~2961902,00.jpg The Memorial Stadium
Filton Avenue
Horfield
Bristol
BS7 0AQ
BRISTOL RUGBY CLUB CLICK
Ticket Hotline
 0117 952 0500
BRISTOL SPA PUMP ROOMS
Located on the edge of Clifton village in the city, overlooking the great gorge and the Clifton Suspension Bridge, this site was originally that of the great pump rooms in Bristol. The facility was put in place to draw water to the famous Bristol Spa where visitors would bath. Today it is still possible to access spa water from the pump via the official museum nearby
Sion Hill,
 Bristol,
Somerset BS8

BRISTOL TREASURE HUNT
No Experience of Bristol is required as all clues are solved by observation.  Both young and old will be fascinated whilst getting out for a couple of hours seeing the sites and solving the clues. Children will enjoy beating adults to solve the clues!  We even supply a map just in case you get lost.  The answers are at the back of the book so you can check any unsolved ones before you leave. The hunt starts at the Tourist Information Centre , Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5DB.From Bristol or just visiting, you will be surprised at how much you walk past without even noticing. We so often walk around blinkered without appreciating the great features which make our towns and cities fabulous. By following our hunt these things will be highlighted rather than hidden away.Our Bristol treasure hunt packs contain all the necessary elements for you need including maps, clues, answer sheet, and tips on how to get things going.
Bristol Treasure Hunt

Local stockists of single hunts

Stanfords
BRISTOL TREASURE HUNT CLICK


BRISTOL UNIVERSITY THEATRE COLLECTION
Established in 1951, Bristol University Theatre Collection is housed within the Department of Drama, the first dedicated department of its type in a UK university. The collection is rich and varied, bringing together photographs, costumes, literature, texts and recordings from several hundred years of theatre. The focus of the collection is particularly inclined towards the South West of England.

Theatre Collection Library Cantocks Close,
Bristol, 
 BS8 1UP
BRISTOL UNIVERSITY THEATRE COLLECTION CLICK
Phone: +44 (0)117 331 5086  -  Fax: +44 (0)117 331 5082

BRISTOL ZOO
 At Bristol Zoo Gardens you can enjoy an amazing world of animals, all within our award-winning 12 acre gardens. With over 400 species and nine animals houses under cover, you'll enjoy your visit whatever the weather. We suggest you allow 2-5 hours for your visit to really take in eveything we have to offer,  find out what's on when you plan to visit us here. By visiting Bristol Zoo you will be directly contributing to the conservation of endangered species and habitats. Our admission prices include a 10% voluntary donation to help support our conservation projects.
Clifton,
Bristol, 
BS8 3HA
BRISTOL ZOO CLICK
Phone: +44 (0)117 974 7399  -  Fax: +44 (0)117 973 6814
BRISTOL'S INDUSTRIAL MUSEUM
 Bristol Industrial Museum was a museum in Bristol, England, located on Prince's Wharf beside the Floating Harbour, and which closed in 2006. On display were items from Bristol's industrial past – including aviation, car and bus manufacture, and printing – and exhibits documenting Bristol's maritime history. The museum was managed by Bristol City Council along with nearby preserved industrial relics along Prince's Wharf, including the Bristol Harbour Railway, cranes and a small fleet of preserved vessels. There are no plans to decommission or remove the railway, cranes or vessels.The museum closed its doors to the public on 29 October 2006. M Shed, the new Museum of Bristol has been created on the site, keeping the same façade and many of the exhibits. It opened 17 June 2011 .

Wapping Road,
Bristol
BS1 4RN
BRISTOL'S INDUSTRIAL MUSEUM  CLICK
Phone: +44 (0)117 925 1470  -  Fax: +44 (0)117 929 7318
 BRITISH EMPIRE & COMMONWEALTH MUSEUM
Experience the drama of the biggest Empire the world has ever known
The Main galleries at the museum are now CLOSED, due to the planned relocation to London.
Empire Museum

Station Approach, Temple Meads, Bristol BS1 6QH
Situated right next to Bristol's main railway station, the Museum is served by the City's principal public transport services.

BRITISH EMPIRE & COMMONWEALTH MUSEUM CLICK

Tel : 0117 925 4980
Fax ; 0117 925 4983
BRUNEL HOUSE
This handsome structure was once a landmark in hotel planning. It was the first hotel built especially for railway passengers. Isambard Kingdom Brunel planned a terminus for his Great Western Railway north of the cathedral close, convenient for the docks. Passengers from London could stay in the Royal Western Hotel before embarking on the Great Western for America. In the event the station was built elsewhere, and the hotel closed in 1855. Appropriately enough it now houses Bristol City Council’s planning department.
St George’s Road,
Bristol
 BS1 5UY

BRUNEL HOUSE CLICK

THE BRUNEL INSTITUTE
The Brunel Institute is a world-class conservation and education centre alongside Brunel’s masterpiece, the ss Great Britain. It comprises a conservation suite and archive, major reference library, lecture theatre and seminar rooms, education space, teaching offices and a new ticket and reception area serving the whole site.The Brunel Institute safely displays, and makes accessible, the ss Great Britain Trust’s collections including:
Over 6,000 maritime books, 2,500 ship plans, 100 ship models, 35,000 maritime photographs Diaries and personal letter relating to passengers and crew of the ss Great Britain Over 50 films of historic maritime craft   Hundreds of works of art In addition, it houses the National Brunel Archive, the world’s finest collection of original Brunel sources. These collections are used to deliver inclusive and innovative learning programmes where the focus is Brunel, maritime history, archaeology, science and engineering. The Brunel Institute is open to the public 10.30am – 4.30pm Tuesday to Saturday.
brunel-institute.jpg Great Western Dockyard
Bristol
BS1 6TY
THE BRUNEL INSTITUTE CLICK
Tel: 0117 9260680
BRUNSWICK COURT
The former Brunswick Congregational Chapel dominates the square. It was designed by William Armstrong in 1834. The huge Ionic columns of the portico hint of Greek and Roman temples, but there is no extravagant decoration. Instead interest is created by elegant lines, contrasting textures and the pattern of raised and indented features. The building now houses a clutch of voluntary organisations.

Brunswick Square,
Bristol
BS2 8PE
BRUNSWICK COURT CLICK

BUCKINGHAM CHAPEL
Despite being housed in an imposing mock gothic church building, this church is actually renowned as one of the friendliest and welcoming in the Clifton area. Home to a large congregation of committed Christian the church is open several times throughout the week for public worship and most of the time for private prayer. The congregation take a keen role in social affairs.
Queen's Road, Clifton,
Bristol,   BS8 1LQ
BUCKINGHAM CHAPEL CLICK
Tel: 07957 147838
CREATE
CREATE is an environment centre that has been established in Bristol to highlight the many issues that are associated with the way the world is developing under the somewhat flawed stewardship of mankind. The centre illustrates to visitors some of the issues that we need to tackle as a people and what we as individuals can do to help improve the environment in which we live.

Smeaton Road,
Bristol, 
 BS1 6XN
CREATE CLICK
Phone: +44 (0)117 925 0505
CARLING ACADEMY BRISTOL
Opened in 2001, the Carling Academy Bristol has a capaciy of 1,900 for club nights or 1,600 for gigs. This popular music venue has entertained the likes of Basement Jaxx, The Charlatans, Supergrass, Travis, Stereophonics and the Sugababes. Street parking in Brisol is limited so the Trenchard Street Car Park, which is next to the venue, is recommended.
Frogmore Street,
 Bristol
BS1 5NA
CARLING ACADEMY BRISTOL CLICK

Phone: +44 (0)905 020 3999
CARY GRANT STATUE
A life-sized bronze statue of the Hollywood legend Cary Grant. The statue was unveiled in December 2001 by his widow Barbara Jaynes to commemorate the Bristol-born actor's achievements.
Cary Grant Statue in Millennium Square Brsitol Millennium Square
Harbourside
Bristol
BS1 5DB
CARY GRANT CLICK

CASTLE PARK
From the ashes of disaster sprang this green lung for the city centre. Once a great Norman castle stood here and a quarter of the medieval town. Oliver Cromwell had the castle demolished. That created an opportunity to expand the city’s fashionable shopping district, but the whole district was destroyed in the Blitz. It was laid out as a park in the 1970s. Twenty years later works of art, attractive fittings and a herb garden gave Castle Park an imaginative new look.

Bristol
BS1
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CHRIST CHURCH
The Quarter Jacks of Christ Church still ring out the quarter hour. Carved in 1728, the Jacks were made for the medieval church of Holy Trinity which stood on this site. It was demolished in 1786 to widen Broad Street. The Jacks vanished, but were found years later in a builder’s yard in Bath. They were returned to the new church, completed in 1791. This fine Georgian church was designed by William Paty.

Broad Street,
 Bristol BS1
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CHRISTMAS STEPS
This quaint corner of Bristol is like a time capsule. Climbing the steps you pass reminders of every age from medieval to modern. The lampposts recall Victorian gaslights. Tiny shops with charming bow-fronted windows take you back to Georgian days. At the top is the 15th-century chapel of Foster’s Almshouse. Once this was a precipitous lane down to the Frome Bridge. Jonathan Blackwell, a wealthy wine merchant, thoughtfully paid for steps to be installed in 1669.

Bristol
BS1
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CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS
This old church is a patchwork of styles. It has Norman pillars at the west end, while the east end is 15th-century. The most striking feature though is its elegant Georgian tower, topped by a cupola. The church once housed Bristol’s oldest public library, created in 1464. Books were kept on chains in a room over the north aisle. Don’t miss the tomb of wealthy merchant Edward Colston, who died in 1721, with its memorial by the distinguished sculptor Michael Rysbrack.


Corn Street,
Bristol
BS1
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CHURCH OF ST.PHILIP & ST.JACOB
First mentioned in 1174 as St Jacobus-in-the-market, the church changed its dedication to St Philip and now has both saints as patrons, affectionately known as Pip ’n Jay. The present building dates from the early 13th century, but has been much changed. The nave still has its wagon roof with carved bosses, made from oak donated by Richard II. In 1962 the Bishop of Bristol decided to close the church, but a group of young evangelical Christians kept it open.

Tower Hill,
Bristol
 BS2 0ET
CHURCH OF ST.PHILIP & ST.JACOB CLICK
Phone: +44 (0)117 929 3386  -  Fax: +44 (0)117 929 3386
CHURCH OF ST.JOHN THE BAPTIST
This unusual church was built into the old town wall, with its tower over the north gate. Chapels over town gates were not uncommon. But a church across the whole width of the wall would weaken a town’s defences. Bristol was protected by a new wall beyond the old one before St John’s was built in its present form around 1380. It is a two-storey church, since its vaulted crypt served as the chapel of the Guild of Holy Cross. The Churches Conservation Trust now own this redundant church.
 
Tower Lane,
Bristol
BS1
 
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Tel: 44 (0) 20 7213 0660
CHURCH OF ST.THOMAS
Archbishop Thomas Becket was murdered in Canterbury Cathedral after he had defended the rights of the Church against the Crown. Europe reeled in shock and Thomas was rapidly declared a saint. A church was built to his memory here soon afterwards. All that remains of the medieval church is its tower. The rest was rebuilt in 1792-3 by local mason James Allen. Now redundant, the church is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.
St. Thomas Street,
 Bristol
BS1
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Tel: 020 7213 0660
CITY MUSEUM & ART GALLERY
Bristol’s major museum has a splendid Edwardian Baroque showcase. The building was a gift to the city by tobacco baron Sir William Henry Wills. Its opulent design by his cousin Sir Frank Wills does justice to the important collections within. A working replica of the Bristol Box Kite of 1910 hangs above the entrance hall. There are outstanding collections of antique glass and oriental ceramics. Geology, archaeology and natural history are all well represented. Only a fraction of the huge art collection is on display. Admission is free. Bristol Museum & Art Gallery tells the story of our world in every display, from the beginning of time to the present day.  19 galleries over 3 floors reveal fascinating cultures, ancient civilisations, human invention and creativity, as well as showcasing our beautiful and fragile natural world. With thousands of amazing objects on display, one visit just isn't enough! World-class collections of art, archaeology, geology and natural history are displayed inside this beautiful Edwardian building at the top of Park Street and the bottom of Whiteladies Road. The Museum also has dynamic exhibitions and events programme throughout the year and a shop and cafe.
Queen’s Road,
 Bristol
BS8 1RL
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Phone: +44 (0)117 922 3571
CLIFTON CATHEDRAL
This boldly modern Roman Catholic Cathedral was consecrated in 1973. Commissioned from the Percy Thomas Partnership just as the Second Vatican Council was meeting, the cathedral’s design was among the first to respond to its decree that a congregation should have a good view of the high altar. Its solid blocks of reinforced concrete and Aberdeen granite are largely unbroken by side windows. The light washes down from roof lights. But there are two glowing stained glass windows by Henry Haigh.

Clifton Cathedral House,
Clifton Park,
Bristol BS8 3BX
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Phone: +44 (0)117 973 8411
CLIFTON COLLEGE
"There’s a breathless hush in the close tonight." Poet Sir Henry Newbolt’s memorable line recalls his schooldays at Clifton College. Opened in 1862 in emulation of the old-established public schools, it looks the part. Architect Charles Hanson took as his model the Tudor buildings at Eton and Winchester Colleges. Headmaster John Percival rapidly made Clifton one of England’s leading public schools. It now hosts the summer Prom on The Close - a major open-air classical music event.
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Clifton,
Bristol
BS8 3JH

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Phone: +44 (0)117 3157 000  -  Fax: +44 (0)117 3157 101
CLIFTON DOWN & DURDHAM DOWN
The Downs are a huge open space beside the Avon Gorge. Grassland ideal for football and kite-flying is interspersed with woodland and wild flowers. The deep gorge is a unique wildlife site. A footpath runs along the top of it, from which there are dramatic views of Clifton Suspension Bridge. The 440 acres were turned into a public park in 1861 by the Society of Merchant Venturers, who owned Clifton Down, and the Corporation of Bristol, who owned Durdham Down.
Clifton,
Bristol,
BS8

CLIFTON LIBRARY
Clifton Library is a large public library at the heart of Clifton village in Bristol. The facility has a large collection of both fiction and non-fiction books available for loan as well as an extensive range of reference titles that can be viewed within the library. There is a large selection of audio vide material available for hire and on occasion the library is used for public lectures and exhibitions.

Princess Victoria Street,
 Clifton, 
Bristol
BS8 4BX
CLIFTON LIBRARY CLICK

Phone: +44 (0)117 9038572
CLIFTON OBSERVATORY
This camera obscura is superbly placed. High above the Avon Gorge, it provides panoramic views of the dramatic scenery. The observatory was originally a windmill. After a fire in 1777 damaged the building, it stood derelict until rented to the artist William West in 1828. West installed the camera obscura which is still in working order and open to the public. West also cut a tunnel through the cliff to St Vincent’s cave, which looks out over the Gorge.

Clifton Down,
Clifton,
 Bristol
BS8
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CLIFTON ROCKS RAILWAY
This railway gives local people and visitors to the area the chance to experience the great experience of a traditional and historic funicular railway. The railway gives some fantastic views of the historic city of Bristol and its surrounds as it climbs the side of this old rock face. Run by a group of enthusiasts and volunteers, the railway offers a fun day out for all the family.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/90/Clifton_Rocks_Railway.jpg Princes Buildings,
Clifton,
Bristol, 
BS8 4LD
CLIFTON ROCKS RAILWAY CLICK
Phone: +44 (0)117 962 0223
CLIFTON SUSPENSION BRIDGE
The Clifton Suspension Bridge, spanning the picturesque Avon Gorge, is the symbol of the city of Bristol. For almost 150 years this Grade I listed structure has attracted visitors from all over the world. Its story began in 1754 with the dream of a Bristol wine merchant who left a legacy to build a bridge over the Gorge. 24 year old Isambard Kingdom Brunel was eventually declared the winner and appointed project engineer – his first major commission.Work began in 1831 but the project was dogged with political and financial difficulties and by 1843, with only the towers completed, the project was abandoned.
Brunel died aged only 53 yrs in 1859 but the Bridge was completed as his memorial and finally opened in 1864. Designed in the early 19th century for light horse drawn traffic it still meets the demands of 21st century commuter traffic with 11-12,000 motor vehicles crossing it every day.
Bridge Road
Leigh Woods
Bristol
BS8 3PA

CLIFTON SUSPENSION BRIDGE CLICK
Phone: +44 (0)117 9744664  -  Fax: +44 (0)117 9745255
COLSTON HALL
The people of Bristol have been enjoying music at Colston Hall for almost 140 years. As part of our redevelopment project we've begun research into the keypoints of the four Colston Halls that have stood on Colston Street, as well as the many musical highlights experienced along the way.
Colston Hall, Bristol
Colston Hall
Colston Street, Bristol. BS1 5AR
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Tel : 0117 922 3683
COLSTON ALMHOUSE
Gracious ranges are grouped around the courtyard of this almshouse built in 1691. The clock and belfry mark its barrel-vaulted chapel. It was founded for the poor by Bristol merchant Edward Colston, who made a fortune from the slave trade. The 12 men and 12 women residents had to be Bristol-born and attend the chapel regularly. It still provides a home for elderly Bristolians, run by the Society of Merchant Venturers. So it is not generally open to the public.
St. Michael’s Hill,
Bristol
BS2 8DY
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THE COMMERCIAL ROOMS
The merchants of late Georgian Bristol wanted somewhere exclusive to meet. So they built themselves this elegant club in 1810. Impressed by the Lyceum at Liverpool, the committee commissioned London architect Charles Augustus Busby to design something similar. Within the classical portico is the symbolic story of Bristol’s wealth from trade. A frieze shows Neptune presenting all quarters of the world to Britannia. The imposing club room has been converted into a pub, while the panelled basement houses Lords Restaurant.
43-45 Corn Street,
Bristol
BS1 1HT
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CONCORDE
The West’s world famous visitor attraction starred Concorde 216 – Alpha Foxtrot – who made her spectacular final flight home into Filton, birthplace of supersonic travel, on 26 November 2003, the final flight of a Concorde. Thousands of people turned out to welcome her home, and many more thousands of people from around the world have visited Concorde at Filton over the next six and a half years. Many people visited more than once, and our Frequent Flyer notched up 32 visits. Concorde at Filton is a facility within the Airbus site, and was made available by them for public visits to this iconic aircraft. Ownership of Concorde Alpha Foxtrot remains with British Airways, who have an agreement with Airbus at Filton this special Concorde must receive regular maintenance and care.In autumn 2010, Airbus withdrew Concorde Alpha Foxtrot from display for inspection by aircraft engineers who will undertake any work required. There is currently no foreseeable date for the reopening of Concorde at Filton. Concorde at Filton is a temporary home for Concorde 216. Local organisations and companies are supporting the creation of a major aviation heritage centre, where Concorde 216 will be under cover as the centre-piece of displays and exhibits that detail the story of the region’s long-standing role in the world of aerospac
Concorde on the runway image Filton,
 Bristol, 
 BS99 7AR
CONCORDE CLICK
Phone: +44 (0)117 936 5485
COUNCIL HOUSE
Bristol’s largest neo-Georgian building dominates College Green. The massive sweep of the Council House curves around the west side of the green and vies with the cathedral beside it in looming presence. The council, needing larger premises than their building in Corn Street, commissioned a new hub of local government from Vincent Harris in 1935, but war intervened and it was not finished until 1956.
Council House College Green,
Bristol
BS1 5TR

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Phone: +44 (0)117 922 2000
DESPERATE MEN INTERNATIONAL STREET THEATRE
Desperate Men is an international touring street theatre company based in Bristol, UK. (We can get desperate, but we're not all men...)
Started in 1980 in Berlin, the company's performance history is legendary and notable for never being formulaic or 'safe'. Whether on a street, in a theatre, in a school, in a bar or on a hillside, our purpose has always been clear: To produce original, accessible comic theatre. Feel free to explore our website - there's stuff here illustrating all aspects of our work - past, present and future.
Desperatemen   PACTS, Epstein Buildings, Mivart Street, Easton, Bristol, BS5 6JL U.K.
 

DESPERATEMEN CLICK

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Tel  +44 ( 0) 117 939 3902
Mobile +44 0777 5911 620
EARTH SCIENCES MUSEUM
he Geology Museum at The University of Bristol houses over 100,000 specimens, some of international importance others unique to the Bristol area and essential for the understanding of local geology.  The collections have been built up gradually, since 1876 and reflect the history of the School of Earth Sciences and its past and current research and teaching interests. The museum was established and "fully registered" (Registered Museum No. 200) under the Museum and Galleries Commission's Museum Registration Scheme in 2000. We are planning to apply for accreditation under the Arts Councils Museum Accreditation Scheme in 2012/2013.
Wills Memorial Building,
Queen's Road,
Bristol, 
 BS8 1RJ
EARTH SCIENCES MUSEUM CLICK
Phone: +44 (0)117 928 9000  -  Fax: +44 (0)117 925 3385
EDWARD COLSTON STATUE
Colston (1636-1721) was a man of contradictions. Much of his wealth was founded on the slave trade. He was an ardent supporter of the Tory party and the established church, to the point of intolerance of all dissent. Yet he gave generously to causes close to his heart. His native city gained much from his philanthropy, including the school and almshouse which still bear his name. This bronze statue by John Cassidy was unveiled in 1895.
Colston Avenue,
Bristol
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EDWARD EVERARD'S PRINTING WORKS
This remarkable Art Nouveau façade was designed in 1900 for the printing works of Edward Everard. Either side are Johann Gutenberg, father of printing, and William Morris, reviver of craftsmanship. In between the Spirit of Light spreads glorious wings over arched windows. Below is Everard’s name in the Art Nouveau typeface he designed. The brilliant colours remain as fresh as ever, since the decoration is not painted on, but made of glazed tiles.
Broad Street,
Bristol
BS1
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THE EXCHANGE
The Exchange is considered the finest Georgian building in Bristol. It was the work of Bath architect John Wood the Elder and opened in 1743. Wood was asked to design a grand structure around an open court where merchants could meet for business. Deals could be closed by payment on brass tables called nails - the origin of the saying ’pay on the nail’. The nails now stand outside in Corn Street. The court was later roofed over and now houses part of St. Nicholas Market.

Corn Street,
Bristol BS1
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Phone: +44 (0)117 922 4017
FLOATING HARBOUR
Bristol grew wealthy on trade through its harbour. Yet for centuries strong tides left vessels half buried in mud at low water. The problem was solved in the early 19th century, when a stretch of the River Avon was enclosed to create a deep water pool. Since the commercial docks moved to Avonmouth, the Floating Harbour has been transformed into a leisure marina. It is thronged each year for the Bristol Harbour Festival. Tall ships visit for the colourful event.
Bristol
BS1

FORKBEARD FANTASY
Forkbeard Fantasy is a theatre and film company who have been touring their shows, films, exhibitions and special events since the mid-1970's. Their theatre shows combine comedy with special effects, wild mechanical sets, outsize characters and their unique trademark interactive mix of film, animation and cartoon live on stage.
Their shows tour the length and breadth of the U.K. and they have appeared at festivals as far afield as Mexico, Columbia, Poland and Canada as well as all over Europe.
Fantasy Forkbeard Fantasy
 
P.O. Box 1241,
Bristol BS99 2TG

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FRENCHAY MUSEUM
Frenchay Museum is a small but fascinating place of history to visit, charting the growth and development of this suburb of Bristol. Although once an independent and quite isolated community, throughout the years, the great city of the south west has begun to swallow it up. This makes the protection of the heritage at this museum even more important.
Picture of Frenchay Village Museum Begbrook Park,
Frenchay,
Bristol, 
BS16 1SZ
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Phone: +44 (0)117 957 0942  -  Fax: +44 (0)117 957 0942
 GEORGIAN HOUSE
The Georgian House is an 18th century, six storey townhouse that has been restored and decorated to its original glory.

The house was built in 1790 for John Pinney, a wealthy slave plantation owner and sugar merchant, it was also where the enslaved African, Pero lived. It is displayed as it might have looked in the 18th century and provides an insight into life above and below stairs. Imagine the busy kitchen where servants prepared meals, taking a dip in the cold-water plunge pool and relaxing in the elegant upstairs rooms.
There are 11 rooms spread over four floors, including;

  •  The basement, where you can see the kitchen, housekeeper's room, pantry and John Pinney's cold water plunge pool.
  • Formal rooms including John Pinney's office, two dining rooms, a library and two drawing rooms.
  •  The second floor bedroom.
  •  A small exhibition on the Pinney's involvement in the sugar trade and John Pinney's slave, Pero.

Sweet History landmark (photo) The Georgian House
7 Great George Street
West End Bristol BS1 5RR
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Fax: 0117 922 2047
Tel: 0117 921 1362
GERTRUDE HERMES
Gertrude Hermes lived a significant amount of time in this charming old house on the edge of Clifton village in Bristol, close to the suspension bridge. Hermes was one of the best known painters and sculptors of the 20th Century in Britain and was especially known for her carving. Work of Hermes can still be seen in museums and galleries across the world including the Tate in London.
Clifton Bristol plaque - Gertrude Hermes (Sion
                Hill) 5 Sion Hill,
Bristol, 
BS8
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GLENSIDE HOSPITAL MUSEUM
The Glenside Hospital Museum is filled with interesting artefacts and historical documents that help visitors to understand the history of this hospital, and the way that medicine has progressed throughout the years. A subject that has always been at the forefront of social and political agendas, sometimes we take the amazing healthcare that is available in the world for granted, and should look closer at its development.
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Stapleton,
Bristol,
BS16 1DD
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Phone: +44 (0)117 965 2688
GLOUCESTERSHIRE COUNTY CRICKET CLUB
The County Ground is the headquarters of Gloucestershire County Cricket Club located in Bristol north of the City Centre. The grounds are conveniently situated just a short distance from the M32 with access to the M4 & M5. The grounds are now known as a highly rated venue for first class international cricket. The Bristol ground is the second largest playing area in England.
Gloucestershire County Cricket Club is the most successful one-day side of the last 10 years, our achievement in winning seven trophies in just five years is second to none.This has transformed Gloucestershire, who are now recognised by the public, media and business community as a successful and ambitious organisation. With screenings of One Day Internationals and domestic matches, sponsors and advertisers receive maximum exposure on both Sky TV and Channel 4, as well as fantastic regional and national coverage in the media.By promoting successful partnerships with corporate clients we are able to create success for both parties. Gloucestershire County Cricket Club can provide a package of promotional opportunities designed to develop brand awareness and create sales for associated products where required.A partnership is one of the most successful ways of benefiting from an association with Gloucestershire County Cricket Club. We can package different corporate opportunities to help you achieve your own company's objectives. 
loucestershire County Cricket Club currently play at three different venues, Bristol, Cheltenham and Gloucester. The majority of matches are played at the Club's headquarters in Bristol, but for a week in June the Club play a festival in Gloucester and for 2 weeks in July and August the Club play the most successful festival in the world in Cheltenham. Listed are all three venues.

Bristol Ground
W.G.Grace
Arthur Milton
  venues.
BRISTOL
GLOUCESTERSHIRE COUNTY CRICKET CLUB
THE COUNTY GROUND , NEVIL RD
BRISTOL BS7 9EJ

Cheltenham College
The C&G Cheltenham Cricket Festival is well over 100 years old and is played at the College Ground in Cheltenham. Situated in the heart of the Cotswold town, with probably the most picturesque and recognisable backdrop to a ground, the College has seen some of the most exciting cricket played in Gloucestershire.

Gloucester Festival
The Gloucester Festival is played in the heart of Gloucester City Centre, at the King's School playing field, Archdeacon Meadow. The matches at King's School often produce high scoring and fascinating games
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tel:
0117 9108000
THE GRANARY
It was built in 1869 by Archibald Ponton and William Venn Gough with red Cattybrook brick with black and white brick and limestone dressings as a granary but has been used as offices. It is probably the best preserved example of the Bristol Byzantine style. It has also been known as Wait and James' Granary 
It housed a nightclub, also known as The Granary, from 1968 to 1988. Initially opened as a jazz club by Ted Cowell under the guidance of Acker Bilk in 1968, it started hosting regular rock nights in 1969, becoming an all-rock club by 1978.  Many well-known rock acts played there, including Yes, Genesis, Status Quo, Motörhead and Iron Maiden.
The building was owned by Bristol City Council who invited competitive bids from developers for its renovation and conversion. Barton Willmore produced the designs which supported the winning bid to convert the building into apartments.
It has been designated by English Heritage as a grade II* listed building.
http://brisray.com/bristol/grnry.jpg Queen Charlotte Street
and Welsh Back,
Bristol
BS1
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THE GREYHOUND INN
The Greyhound was once a bustling coaching inn. It was built about 1620, but refronted in the 18th century. Coaches left the Greyhound for Chippenham and points east. The stage coach era ended with the coming of the railways in the 1840s, but the Greyhound was still a working pub until 1975. Its frontage then became an entrance to the Galleries shopping mall.

Greyhound Inn, Broadmead Broadmead,
Bristol

THE HATCHET INN
The Hatchet Inn is an historic public house situated on Frogmore Street, Bristol, England a few minutes walk from the city centre. The name is thought to originate from the axes/hatchets that the local woodsmen used in Clifton Woods. It dates from 1606 but has undergone significant alteration since and is a grade II listed building.
Since the 1980s the Hatchet has long been associated as one of Bristols few Alternative pubs and remains popular with followers of alternative lifestyles. The pub has a pool room located upstairs as well as a venue which is used for clubs and can be hired for private bookings. There is a beer garden located on the side of the property, facing the O2 Academy venue.  Located behind the pub was the old Cannon Cinema, which closed down in 2000. The building is now an Academy Night Club/gig venue were many well known bands have played.  There are regular DJs on Friday and Saturday evenings.  In the 18th Century there was a Rat Pitt at the rear of the building. * Local legend has it that the front door, beneath the paint and tar is covered with human skin.  Like many listed buildings the pub is allegedly to be haunted, particularly in the old cellars and the older parts of the building.  In September 2006 the Hatchet celebrated its 400 year anniversary. The streets nearby were closed, staff and some regular customers dressed up in historic costumes.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6234/6281111734_bfa0eb23c2.jpg 27 Frogmore St,
 BRISTOL,
 BS1 5NA
HATCHET INN JOKE OF A WEBSITE
Tel: 0117 929 4118
HEART OF WESSEX RAIL  ALE TRAIL
Welcome to the Heart of Wessex Line Rail Ale Trail. We've modelled this guide on the highly successful branch line trails created by the Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership. The Heart of Wessex rail line runs from Bristol to Weymouth through 87 miles of lovely rural scenery, and our trail consists of 28 pubs in 18 different locations along the route. We've concentrated on character pubs (and that often applies to the locals, too!) serving real ales in the centre of the towns and villages served by the rail line. There are some truly unique pubs on our trail, and some fascinating corners of rural Wessex to discover on the way. Whether you use this site to help you plan a holiday or just for a day out, we hope you'll enjoy our picturesque and friendly local rail line as a route to discovering some truly superlative real ales!
Rail Ale Trail Catherine Phillips,
Rail Partnership Officer,
c/o Council Offices,
Churchfields,
Wincanton BA9 6AG.
For train times and fares call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50. Cheap day returns are available from 9.30am (in a few cases earlier) on weekdays, and all day at weekends.   the longest journey - Bristol to Weymouth (87 miles) 

 WESSEX RAIL ALE TRAIL CLICK 
 Tel 01963 435058
HIGH CROSS
Bristol High Cross was a monumental market cross erected in 1373 in the centre of Bristol. It was built in Decorated Gothic style on the site of an earlier Anglo-Saxon cross, to commemorate the granting of a charter by Edward III to make Bristol a county, separate from Somerset and Gloucestershire.  In 1780 it was moved to the gardens of Stourhead, a country house in Wiltshire. The Victorian citizens of Bristol sought to regain their cross but the original was now too fragile to be moved again. They commissioned architect John Norton to build a replica which would again stand upon College Green. Norton inspected the original closely to copy its design and then engaged John Thomas, the celebrated mason and stone carver who had recently worked upon the new Palace of Westminster, to construct the body of the cross. The funds for the work were exhausted after only one statue had been completed — Edward III — and so the replica stood for many years with the other alcoves remaining empty. The remaining statues were eventually installed in 1889, having been commissioned from a prolific craftman of the region, Harry Hems.  The remains of the replica cross can be seen in nearby Berkeley Square, where they were transferred in about 1950.
Berkeley Square,
Clifton,
Bristol BS8
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ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL STATUE
Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859), the famous engineer, by John Doubleday, was originally erected at the end of Marsh Street, but was moved to outside Osborne Clarke offices in Temple Back East.  Although Isambard Kingdom Brunel was not born in Bristol, much of his work was carried out here. The son of Marc Brunel, a noted engineer, he first came to Bristol in 1828, convalescing after an accident in tunnel construction under the Thames, when he had dived to rescue some of those trapped.

Learning of the competition for a bridge over the Avon, Brunel submitted four designs. The chosen one was Egyptian-influenced, although the eventual construction was shorn of some of the original embellishments. A Bristol newspaper of April 1831 recommended a viewing of the two coloured drawings of the proposed bridge on display in the Commercial Rooms and described the construction as 'admirably adapted to the beautiful scenery of the enchanting spot'

The Clifton Suspension Bridge was begun in July 1831, estimated cost of £57,000, but was not completed until 1864, due to lack of funding. Sadly Brunel had died by this time, but the bridge is a lasting testimony to his capabilities.
Statue of Brunel in original position at end of
                Marsh Street Junction of Broad Quay and Marsh Street, Bristol BS1

ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL CLICK

JESUS GREEN
Jesus Green is situated at the heart of Clifton village in Bristol. It is a large open expanse of public land that is popular with local people and visitors. Just a stone's throw from Clifton Suspension Bridge, the green attracts many tourists in the summer months to take a walk or have a picnic. The area has been a place of public rest for many generations.

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Clifton,
Bristol, 
BS8

JOHN ADDINGTON SYMONDS HOME
John Addington Symonds was born and bred in Bristol. He lived throughout the 19th Century and was known as one of the best and outspoken poets and literary critics of his age. Well known for his advocacy of all male relationships, Symonds courted controversy throughout his career and life. His work is still well respected and remains studied across the English speaking world. Clifton Hill House was designed by Isaac Ware and built in 1747 for Paul Fisher, a linen draper and ship owner..The date can still be seen above the entrance, as well as Paul and Mary Fisher's initials. The mason and carver was Thomas Paty, later a famous Bristol architect.In a sale notice in 1830 the house was described as haviing two handsome freestone fronts with six bed and dressing rooms on the first floor and eight more bedrooms above.The gardens at the rear slope down the hill and in days gone by you would have been able to see the ships in the harbour from here. Now belonging to Bristol University, the house was once the home of John Addington Symonds, a Victorian poet and essayist who is little-remembered today. In 1855 while he was living there, a thunderbolt fell in the grounds during a terriic storm, but fortunately it did no damage.
http://cdn6.wn.com/pd/55/e7/a761c0335265bfcd7247da494fb8_grande.jpg Lower Clifton Hill,
Clifton,
Bristol
BS8 1BX,
JOHN ADDINGTON SYMONDS HOME CLICK
Tel: +44 (0)117 903 5190
JOHN CABOT STATUE
John Cabot (known in Italian as Giovanni Caboto; c. 1450 – c. 1499) was an Italian navigator and explorer whose 1497 discovery of parts of North America is commonly held to have been the first European encounter with the continent of North America since the Norse Vikings in the eleventh century. The official position of the Canadian and United Kingdom governments is that he landed on the island of Newfoundland.
File:Bristol.john.cabot.500pix.jpg Narrow Quay,
Bristol,
BS1
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JOHN FOSTER'S ALMSHOUSES
Salt merchant John Foster founded this almshouse when he was Mayor of Bristol in 1481. It has been rebuilt several times. Oddly enough the present Victorian building - in a picturesque Burgundian Gothic style - was designed by another John Foster. The adjoining chapel is original though. Its dedication to the Three Kings of Cologne is unique in Britain and seems to refer to a shrine of the three wise men in Cologne Cathedral. Since Foster’s is still a home for the elderly, public access is rarely available.
Colston Street,
Bristol
BS1
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Telephone:
01179 300 303
JOHN WESLEY'S CHAPEL
The oldest Methodist building in the world. John Wesley’s headquarters when he began open air preaching in Bristol in 1739. This extraordinary building enables visitors to sense the atmosphere of the earliest days of Methodism when the ‘room’ was used not just as a preaching house but as a dispensary and a school. Above the chapel are the rooms where Wesley and his preachers lived. Entry to the chapel and the preachers rooms upstairs is free.
History of The New Room 36 Horsefair,
Bristol
BS1 3JE
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Phone: +44 (0)117 926 4740
KINGS WESTON HOUSE
Kings Weston House is a privately owned Grade 1 listed Georgian Mansion House set in 28 acres of parkland on the outskirts of Bristol .  Kings Weston House - as it stands today - was designed by Sir John Vanbrugh for Edward Southwell (I) circa 1710. It is built of locally quarried stone and the exterior is Vanbrugh’s best-preserved medium sized house. This house replaced an earlier Tudor house.
The Manor of Kings Weston was once part of the Berkeley Estate, which was granted to Robert Fitzharding by Henry II. In 1570 Sir William Berkeley sold the Kings Weston portion of the estate, it changed hands several times and in 1679 was purchased by Sir Robert Southwell. Born in Ireland in 1635 Sir Robert, at the age of 29, was made Clerk of the Most Honourable Privy Council by Charles II.The vaulted Tea Shop at Kings Weston House serves a range of food and drink including wine and beer and is is open every day of the year (except Christmas day) from 9.30am to 4pm.
Kings Weston Lane,
Kings Weston,
Bristol
 BS11 0UR
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Tel: 0117 938 2299
KINGS WESTON ROMAN VILLA
A Roman villa was a country house, usually the centre of an estate. This one was discovered during the construction of Lawrence Weston housing estate in 1947. Remains of the walls can be seen from the street, but the mosaic floors of the west wing are under cover, together with remains of the bath house.Explore where Romans used to live right on Bristol's doorstep. See the only Roman bath suite in Bristol, mosaic floors and discover Roman central heating! During the summer we hold a series of free villa open days bringing the history of the area alive. You can obtain a key from Blaise Castle House Museum during seasonal opening hours or from the City Museum and Art Gallery.
Kings Weston Roman Villa Long Cross,
Lawrence Weston,
Bristol
BS11 0LP
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Tel: 0117 922 3571
LOT
LOT is housed in a 25000 square foot site over three levels, and comprises an artist-led collaborative art project in Bristol. The main exhibition spaces are naturally lit, offering a fine place to view the range of diverse exhibitions that take place here throughout thee year. The artists’ studios are open to the public, offering an interesting insight into the way that many of the pieces are created.

Broadmead,
Bristol, 
 BS1 4AW
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LEAD SHOT TOWER
The process was invented by William Watts of Bristol, UK, and patented in the late 18th century.[ Watts extended his house in Redcliffe, Bristol to build the first shot tower in 1782.  Shot towers replaced the earlier techniques of casting shot in moulds, which was expensive, or of dripping molten lead into water barrels, which produced insufficiently spherical balls. Large shot which could not be made by the shot tower were made by tumbling pieces of cut lead sheet in a barrel until round. Shot towers were replaced by the "wind tower" method by the end of the 19th century, which used a blast of cold air to dramatically shorten the drop necessary.  Today the Bliemeister method is used to make smaller shot sizes, and larger sizes are made by the cold swaging process of feeding calibrated lengths of wire into hemispherical dies and stamping them into sphere When his tower was demolished for road widening in 1968, it was replaced by this 140-foot tall reinforced concrete landmark. It no longer makes shot, but as a listed building will be preserved as part of Bristol’s skyline.
Cheese Lane,
Bristol
BS2
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LEIGH WOODS
Explore the beautiful and diverse broadleaf woodland on the plateau above the famous Avon Gorge, boasting superb views across the city to downland beyond. Leigh Woods has been an intrinsic part of Bristolian life for centuries. Designated pathways will lead you through oak, small leaf lime and ash forest. Springtime brings an abundance of bluebells and wood anemones, whilst the summer months offer relaxing, shady walks. The red and golden hues of autumn, combined with an interesting array of fungi, are particularly beautiful. Former woodland pasture offers a mixture of open grassy glades, surrounded by broadleaf woodland and many veteran oak pollards, where established footpaths lead to wonderful views of the suspension bridge and the city beyond. A scheme to reintroduce grazing with local breeds of cattle is in plan. Stokeleigh Camp is an Iron Age hill fort that once defended the crossing over the River Avon. Impressive ramparts and ditches enclose the interior of the camp, which dates back to 350BC. Breathtaking views across the gorge await. An easy surface pathway follows the base of the gorge, where the true scale of it becomes apparent. Look up to the soaring suspension bridge above and the beautiful broadleaf woodland, interspersed with areas of flower-rich limestone grassland around old stone quarries. Rockrose, Bristol Rock-cress and Black Knapweed are all native to this area
Wooldand path at Leigh Woods, Bristol Leigh,
 Bristol
BS2 4RT
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Tel
: 0117 973 1645
LLANDOGER TROW
The Llandoger Trow is a historic public house in Bristol, south west England. Dating from 1664, it is in King Street, between Welsh Back and Queen Charlotte Street, near the old city centre docks. A trow was a flat-bottomed barge, and Llandogo is a village 20 miles (32 km) north-west of Bristol, across the Severn Estuary and upstream on the River Wye in South Wales, where trows were once built. Trows historically sailed to trade in Bristol.
The pub was partially destroyed by a bomb in World War II, but three of the original five projecting gables remain. It is a grade II* listed building. Tradition has it that Daniel Defoe met Alexander Selkirk, his inspiration for Robinson Crusoe, here,  and it was Robert Louis Stevenson’s inspiration for the Admiral Benbow in Treasure Island. In the Victorian era the pub was associated with the Theatre Royal, which is across the road, and was visited by many performers and musicians including Henry Irving. In 1962 it became a Berni Inn, but now belongs to Whitbread and trades as a Brewers Fayre. Another notable Bristol pub, The Old Duke, is situated opposite the Llandoger Trow.In 2007, Llandoger Trow was one of the three locations seen in the Pirate's Cove episode of Most Haunted Live!. The others were Blackbeard's houses and Redcliffe Caves.

3-5 King Street,
Bristol
BS1 4ER

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Phone: +44 (0)117 926 0783
LLOYDS TSB BANK
This building begs to be noticed. The astonishingly opulent façade was modelled on that of the sumptuous Sansovino Library in Venice. Two tiers of arcades are decorated with a mass of sculpture. It was the brain-child of Bristol architect William Bruce Gingell, while the figurework - full of allegory - was by sculptor John Thomas, who worked on the Houses of Parliament. It was opened in 1856 as the West of England and South Wales Bank and has remained a bank throughout its history.

Lloyds TSB building - pic Mike Gove 55 Corn Street,
Bristol
BS1
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M SHED
Situated on the historic Harbourside, M Shed is the much anticipated and exciting new history museum of Bristol that tells the story of our city.The 1950s transit shed, originally called M Shed, on Bristol’s historic wharf has been transformed into a brand new museum. Thought-provoking and fun, M Shed challenges the perceptions of what it has meant to live here over the centuries through the recollections of the people who shaped the city.M Shed explores the city’s history from prehistoric times to the 21st century. Stories about the city and its people have been discovered through working with experts and communities across the city – a process that will continue for the life of the museum. Rich collections of objects, art and archives also play an important part in bringing those stories to life. There are also working exhibits on the harbourside including steamboats, trains and cranes as well as a new café that opens out onto a public square on the dockside. M Shed is a new kind of museum, one that challenges traditional ideas. It works with the people of Bristol to create displays which make everyone want to come and see. It is a living museum, where the stories of the past spark discussions about the future. M Shed is free to the public. Visit and you can explore over 2000 years of Bristol’s history, access over 150 restored and digitalised films and uncover Bristol’s trading past and its role in the transatlantic slave trade. Explore the city’s war-time experiences, industrial heritage and engineering history. Discover things made in Bristol from its music and art to industry and technology, see over 3000 objects from the city’s museum and archive collections including favourites from the Industrial Museum. Come and enjoy a programme of local, national and international exhibitions.
M Shed interior Princes Wharf
Wapping Road
Bristol
BS1 4RN
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Tel: +44 (0)117 352 6600
THE LORD MAYOR'S CHAPEL
This little church is all that remains of St Mark’s Hospital, founded c.1220 to feed 100 of the city’s poor. They were to be given one meal a day of pottage and bread. By the 15th century it was more like a monastery than a charity. So it came into Henry VIII’s hands in his closure of the monasteries in 1539 and was bought from the Crown by the Corporation of Bristol. In the late 17th century the Huguenots, who came to Bristol to avoid persecution, were given the use of the chapel as a place of worship.By the 1720's only the chapel remained of the hospital buildings, and even that was in poor repair. Around this time the Mayor fell out with the Cathedral authorities and decided to repair St Mark's and use it as a civic chapel. It then became known as the Mayor's Chapel, to be changed to the Lord Mayor's Chapel after Queen Victoria bestowed the title on Sir Herbert Ashman.Open to the public every day (except Mondays).
St Mark's The Lord Mayor's Chapel College Green,
Bristol
BS1 5TB
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Phone: +44 (0)117 929 4350
MALL GARDENS
Mall Gardens are a beautiful set of public gardens at the very heart of Clifton, close to the suspension bridge in Bristol. The gardens are well maintained by the local authority and have a selection of flowers and plants that are changed throughout the year to keep the gardens looking their best through the four seasons. It is a place of rest and relaxation within the city.
Mall, Clifton,
 Bristol, 
 BS8

THE MATTHEW
This is a full-scale replica of the ship on which John Cabot sailed to America in 1497. She was built in Bristol to celebrate the 500th anniversary of his discovery of Newfoundland. Despite the lack of plans or pictures of the original Matthew, it was possible to convincingly reconstruct the ship from a few clues and knowledge of the caravels of the time. The Matthew is usually berthed beside the SS Great Britain and can be seen on the same ticket.
 Over 500 years ago John Cabot and his crew set sail for Asia aboard the original Matthew hoping to trade goods and commodities with the people who lived there. However, he finally arrived on the coast of Newfoundland and therefore was the original discoverer of America, not Christopher Columbus as most people are led to believe.There is plenty of history wrapped up in her timbers. Please look at the other sections which will present some of the facts and stories surrounding the ship, details of John Cabot and his original voyage, the historical circumstances of the trip and what life was like on the original Matthew.
The Great Western Dockyard, Gasferry Road,
 Bristol
BS1 6TY
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Phone: +44 (0)117 926 0680  -  Fax: +44 (0)117 925 5788
MERCHANT TAILORS ALMSHOUSES
The guilds of Bristol looked after those in want among their members. The elderly who could no longer work, or their widows, could find a home in a guild almshouse. The Merchant Tailors were an old guild who acquired a building here in 1575. This handsome almshouse was built in 1701. After housing the poor for two centuries, it was turned to other uses. It now provides a restaurant at the Merchant Street entrance to the Mall Galleries.

Merchant Street,
Bristol
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MERCHANT VENTURERS ALMSHOUSES
The powerful Society of Merchant Venturers controlled the seaborne trade of Bristol for
centuries. It first provided for impoverished sailors - the elderly or injured - at an almshouse in Marsh Street, just inside the city wall. After King Street was developed on the other side of the wall, the Merchant Venturers seized the chance to demolish part of the wall to enlarge the almshouse. The new quadrangle opening onto King Street was built in 1696. Sadly half was lost in the Blitz.
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Bristol
BS1
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Tel: 0117 973 8058
Fax: 0117 973 5884
MILLENIUM SQUARE
William Tyndale sits on a bench, translating the New Testament. We expect to see statues commemorating local worthies in our city centres, but Bristol’s latest square gives the tradition a playful new twist. The statues seem to mingle with the visitors. The tragic young poet Thomas Chatterton lounges on another bench, while actor Cary Grant strolls along, clutching the script of To Catch a Thief. The square is part of the rejuvenation of the harbourside with the @Bristol complex of attractions.
Harbourside,
Bristol
BS1
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NEVAC
The National Electronic and Video Archive of the Crafts is one of the most unique collections of its type anywhere in the world, and is a fascinating place to visit if you have any sort of interest in crafts. Here, you will find a large collection of material, all of which in some sense relates to craft, be that demonstration or design. Currently the collection is home to over 284 hours of interviews on video with over 130 different artists and craftspeople. National Electronic & Video Archive of the Crafts - NEVAC - is based at the School of Creative Arts at the University of the West of England, Bristol. 

Kennel Lodge Road
, Clanage Road,
Bristol, 
 BS3 2JT
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Phone: +44 (0)117 328 4746
NEPTUNE
Neptune, god of the sea, presides over maritime Bristol. The lead statue was cast in 1722 by John Randall to dignify the Temple Conduit. It stood there for over a century. Since then Neptune has been shuffled from place to place, but Bristolians won’t let this popular figure stray too far out of sight. Neptune now looks over the tame trickle of the Augustine’s Parade water feature. Originally the statue was painted in flesh tint with a blue robe.
St. Augustine’s Parade,
Bristol
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NOAH'S ARK ZOO FARM
With 12 indoor and outdoor adventure play areas including tube slides and heated soft-play, Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm is fun for all the family. The 100 acre Bristol attraction also offers a truly hands on experience for children and their parents: feed and stroke a variety of exciting animals including donkeys, camels, deer, goats and lambs and then take part in the free Birds of Prey flying display in the afternoon.  As well as the small and furry, Noah’s Ark is home to the big zoo animals – watch the impressive lions and tigers being fed during the daily Big Cat Talk and then take a stroll with the kids up to the Giraffe and Rhino Houses to see the African animals up close! Swing by the gibbons and let the little ones monkey around with the lemurs. With the indoor Animal Village, play areas and exhibition rooms, there is plenty for the children to do whatever the weather. Daily events include the Animal Show, Meet the Reptiles and regular bumpy tractor rides across the farm. After all the activity, relax in the popular cafe for lunch and drinks. Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm is open Monday – Saturday, 10.30am – 5.00pm. Visit website for more info.
Buy tickets to the zoo from our online shop Clevedon Road
Wraxall
Bristol
BS48 1PG

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Tel: 01275 852606
OCEANA BRISTOL
Oceana Bristol is currently Bristol's biggest nightclub, with 2 Club rooms, 3 Themed Bars and WooWoo opening its doors at 11pm, there is definately something for everyone all under one roof! The first bar you come to upon entry of Oceana is Wakayama! Monitors, neon and LEDs evoke a frenetic atmosphere in this Japanese concept bar.  Oceana also has a fully recreated Ski Lodge with genuine, imported American features and Canadian logs. In here we play a good mix of Rock, Indie and the odd Frank Sinatra song is not out of the question. Aspen Ski Lodge features unique, bespoke chairs, covered with imitation animal hide and bear skins.   Next to the ski lodge is Oceana's Parisian Boudoir. The music style in here reflects the mood slow, sexy and chill out. Flock wallpaper and velvet drapes adorn the walls and central seating area, which has been designed to resemble a four poster bed. Seating is complimented with velvet cushions, Art Nouveau figurines and a marble topped chiffonier featuring a Tiffany lamp.  Upstairs is Oceana's very own Disco room. This room features original New York memorabilia, acquired from across the globe, and a Saturday Night Fever dancefloor with flashing glass panels. In this room its all about party, cheese and of course the 1970's and 80's.  Next to the Disco room is Harbourside. A bright, airy and spacious room with an Australian theme and outdoor balcony, which is also the second of our two smoking areas. The last bar is Icehouse, located next to Wakayama. Icehouse is packed with state-of-the-art technology. This is enhanced only by the music Icehouse plays an energetic mix of current floor fillers, club classics and fresh future tracks. T  The audio system delivers an overwhelming sound and makes for a first class audio experience.
oceana-front.jpg The South Buildings
Canons Road
Bristol
BS1 5UH
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PARK ROW SYNAGOGUE
Bristol has had a Jewish presence since at least the 1750's and before that that had been an important Jewish community there in medieval times.The Bristol Hebrew Congregation’s Women’s Guild organises a regular programme of social events either in the synagogue’s Frank Cohen Hall or in members’ homes.  Occasional events are organised jointly with Bristol’s Bristol and West Progressive Jewish Congregation. The congregation also has its own Chevra Kadisha (burial society) which serves both its own members and unaffiliated Jewish people in the area.Bristol Hebrew Congregation has a close relationship with Bristol University’s Jewish Society, JSoc, and with students of Bristol’s two universities. Important to this link is Bristol’s Hillel Centre, The Ark and Dove, and the Western Region Jewish Chaplaincy whose local Board administers the student chaplaincy service in a region stretching from Reading to Plymouth, including South Wales.
Park Row Synagogue
Park Row
Bristol     Orthodox
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Tel: 0117 9422610
PEEPOLYKUS
Peepolykus (pronounced people-like-us) is one of the UK’s most exciting touring theatre companies, creating comic theatre with proven national and international appeal. Over the last nine years, it has exported its particular brand of humour to over 100 towns and cities across four continents and enjoyed sell-out runs at, amongst others, the Edinburgh Festival, The Lyric Hammersmith, the London International Mime Festival and the British Festival of Visual Theatre. During this period the company has received three theatre awards and has been regularly selected for the British Council’s showcase in Edinburgh. An impressive track record of touring and its rapidly expanding fan base are constant proof of the company’s popularity and their unique ability to cross age, language and cultural boundaries. International tours have included Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, Bangladesh, Turkey, Cyprus, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Barbados, Ireland, Iran, Greece, South Korea, Finland and Holland.
Peepolykus  Peepolykus
26 Eldon Terrace,
Windmill Hill,
Bristol BS3 4NZ

 

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Phone/Fax: + 44 (0) 117 9539882
PERO'S BRIDGE
This innovative footbridge opened in 1999 to link the waterfront leisure facilities on either side of St Augustine’s Reach. In an unusual collaboration, Irish artist Eilís O’Connell worked on the design with engineers Arup. The sculpted horns are counterweights which lift the central span clear for river craft. Pero was a black slave brought to Bristol from the Caribbean island of Nevis in 1783 as a servant of wealthy Bristol merchant John Pinney.

St. Augustine’s Reach,
 Bristol
BS1
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PICTURE THIS
Picture This is a well-respected and innovative moving arts gallery that commissions and exhibits a great deal of diverse and interesting works throughout the year. The collection is designed to ignite an interest in the arts amongst all who visit. There is a real passion for art here, and the new and emerging talents of the area are given a chance to bloom in a well-appointed space.


40 Sydney Row,
 Spike Island,
 Bristol, 
BS1 6UU
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Phone: +44 (0)117 925 7010  -  Fax: +44 (0)117 925 7040
THE PRIORY CHURCH OF ST.JAMES
This Norman church is Bristol’s earliest surviving building. The priory was founded in 1129 by Robert, Earl of Gloucester, who also built a great stone castle for Bristol. When the priory was dissolved, the nave of its church was spared, as it had become a parish church. It is now a Catholic church, open for silent prayer. It is run by the Little Brothers of Nazareth together with the St James Priory Project for homeless people with a substance dependency.
Whitsun Street,
Bristol
BS1 3NZ
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Phone: +44 (0)117 929 9100  -  Fax: +44 (0)117 922 5980
QUEEN ELISABETH'S HOSPITAL THEATRE
QEH Theatre is an integral part of Bristol's Bluecoat School, and the home of the Drama Department.It was completed in 1990 at the cost of £1.3 million and opened by HRH Princess Anne as part of QEH's quatercentenary celebrations. QEH Theatre is a striking modern building, with a comfortable three-sided auditorium seating 220, creating an intimate and dynamic atmosphere. It provides a quality learning environment for the teaching of Drama and other performing arts such as Music and Dance.
Acclaimed for the diversity of its programme, QEH has promoted exciting and innovative theatre, music, dance, comedy and poetry, particularly accessible to a school audience. There are regular productions from leading national and regional touring theatre companies, as well as many interesting Bristol-based groups.Shows range from the classics – Shakespeare, Ibsen, Marlowe, Sophocles – to new plays. The emphasis is on promoting theatre and the Arts amongst QEH students, so visiting productions are relevant and profitable to their learning.The Theatre has a large foyer with changing exhibitions, and a friendly bar. Patrons can park in the 24-hour car park opposite the Theatre. QEH has full facilities for disabled patrons, and strives to be as accessible as possible for everyone. QEH Theatre is also available as a conference facility.

QEH Theatre
                  Bristol Queen Elizabeth's Hospital  Theatre
Berkeley Place
Clifton
Bristol
BS8 1JX

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QUEEN SQUARE
Spacious Queen Square has become a popular venue for outdoor events. It was the first residential square outside London. Bristol Corporation planned it as an elegant enclave for the wealthy. The houses were to be solidly built of brick and stone. Commercial tenants and workers’ cottages were not allowed. Queen Anne visited Bristol in 1702, when the square was being built, so it was named after her. Another royal touch was added in 1736 - the superb equestrian statue of William III by Michael Rysbrack.

Bristol
BS1
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QUEEN VICTORIA STATUE
Bristol Corporation commissioned this marble statue to mark Victoria’s Jubilee in 1887. The artist selected was Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, sculptor to the queen, who designed the coinage for the Jubilee. After 50 years on the throne, half of them in mourning for her beloved consort Albert, Victoria is shown in majesty and gravity, every inch an empress. The statue was unveiled in 1888 by her grandson Prince Albert Victor.

College Green,
Bristol
 BS1
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RAJAH RAMMOHUN ROY
Here stands a man far ahead of his time. Born in Bengal in 1772 to a Brahmin family, Roy became a scholar and reformer. He campaigned against child marriage and suttee. After a career in the East India Company, Roy arrived in Britain in 1831 as the ambassador of the Mughal Emperor. On a visit to Bristol in 1833 he died and is buried in Arno’s Vale Cemetery. This bronze statue marks the golden jubilee of India’s independence in 1997.
College Green,
Bristol
BS1
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 RED LODGE
Open Saturday to Wednesday 10.00 to 17.00. All groups must be booked.A historic Elizabethan house, which has been 'modernised' and restored several times thoughout its 400 year history.Originally a lodge to the Great House where Queen Elizabeth I once stayed, the Red Lodge is often described as Bristol's 'hidden treasure' and houses the Great Oak Room, one of the finest rooms in the West Country. As you step up the winding staircase and enter through the porch of the Great Oak Room, you will marvel at the magnificent oak panelling, the plasterwork ceiling and the magnificent carved stone chimneypiece.Downstairs, the Reception Room, Print Room and staircase are all examples of Georgian architecture.The Red Lodge has had several uses, and was once used as a reform school for girls set up by Mary Carpente. A room in the Lodge is dedicated to her memory. The walled garden is one of The Red Lodge's best features and is an excellent example of a re-created Elizabethan-style knot garden with herbaceous borders.
Red Lodge

Park Row
West End
Bristol BS1 5LJ
Open Saturday to Wednesday 10.00 to 17.00

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Tel: 0117 921 1360
Fax: 0117 922 2047
REDGRAVE THEATRE
Not many schools can boast their own purpose-built theatre. The Redgrave Theatre belongs to the successful public school Clifton College. It was named after Old Cliftonian Sir Michael Redgrave, who opened it in 1966. Naturally it hosts school productions. But local amateur and professional companies also make use of this attractive auditorium. The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School regularly performs here.
Redgrave
                  Theatre Bristol Redgrave Theatre
2 Percival Road,
Clifton,
Bristol.
BS8 3LE
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Telephone: 0117 3157600
ROLLS ROYCE HERITAGE TRUST
The Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust was established by a small group of workers and enthusiasts in 1981, and on a small patch at the Bristol factory, the trust has developed a fine museum of interesting pieces related to one of the most famous car manufacturers on the planet. Amongst the collection is a 390 brake horse power Bristol Jupiter, as well as a collection of gas turbines from Theseus to Olympus.
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 Bristol, 
 BS34 7QE
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Phone: +44 (0)117 979 5494  -  Fax: +44 (0)117 979 5281
ROYAL FORT HOUSE
This elegant Georgian house has outstanding rococo plasterwork. Thomas Stocking created the vines that curl up the stairwell, with birds pecking the grapes and this fox looking hungrily on. The house itself was designed by James Bridges for wealthy merchant Thomas Tyndall and finished in 1761. It stands on the site of a Civil War fort, named the Royal Fort in honour of Prince Rupert. The house now forms part of Bristol University, and is only rarely open to the public, but is available as a conference venue.

Tyndall Avenue,
Bristol
BS8 1T
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Phone: +44 (0)117 954 5501
ROYAL WEST OF ENGLAND ACADAMEDY
This was Bristol’s first art gallery, built in 1858. The Bristol Society of Artists argued among themselves over its design. Should the style be Greek or Italian? The winner was this flamboyant Italianate façade by J.H.Hirst. The Academy has a large permanent fine art collection and also houses touring exhibitions, concentrating on contemporary arts. The New Gallery and Coffee Shop are open throughout the year with free admission.

Damien Hirst: Charity Queen’s Road,
Clifton,
Bristol
BS8 1PX -
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Phone: +44 (0)117 973 5129  -  Fax: +44 (0)117 923 7874
ROYAL  YORK CRESCENT
Perhaps the most well-known of the terrraces is Royal York Crescent. Set on the hillside, it is majestically visible from the gorge below and across the harbour.Building began in 1791 over gardens and orchards belonging to a mansion built by a 17th century landowner. In 1812 three unfinished houses were being advertised in the London newspapers by a builder named Westcott, stating that the situation was now better in Bristol.In fact the crescent was not completed until 1820, due to money problems brought on by war with the French. During this time the site with its unfinished houses was bought by the War Department who considered building barracks there. Persuaded by public opinion against this scheme, they sold it to a developer who finished the work.
The front doors of the houses open out on to a raised pavement or terraced walk. Beneath this are basements and vaults. The designs of the houses vary slightly as different builders were involved.

Clifton,
Bristol
BS8
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ST.ANDREWS WALK
Clifton was once a village served by the medieval Church of St Andrew. The small church could not cope with increasing numbers and was rebuilt, only to be lost in the Blitz. It was not rebuilt again, as Clifton had gained other churches as it grew. The churchyard remains though, with its many memorials. This shady tree-tunnel through it is also known as Birdcage Walk.
Clifton,
 Bristol
BS8

ST.BARTHOLOMEW'S HOSPITAL
Old houses hide a yet earlier history. Here stood the medieval St Bartholomew’s Hospital. After it was converted into a school in 1532, it seems that plots along the street front were granted to build houses. For two centuries boys trotted to school through the medieval archway. Many rebuildings have left little of the old hospital or school to see, but it is worth a peep through the arch, which now leads to private offices.
17-19 Christmas Street,
 Bristol
 BS1
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ST.GEORGES CONCERT HALL
St George’s Bristol has been a concert hall for the past 30 years. Prior to that it had been a church. The building re-opened in October 1999 with a new look and a new name – St George's Bristol. The venue's programme of events continues to go from strength to strength, known locally, nationally and internationally for its artistic excellence and diversity in the genres of jazz, classical, folk, world music and opera.
St.Georges Bristol St.Georges Bristol
Great George Street,
Off Park Street,
 Bristol.

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 Tel: 0117 923 2359
ST.JAMES'S GARDENS
The large churchyard of St James’s Priory became a public garden in 1882. A stone cross with a drinking fountain was donated, which has now lost its head. Part of the garden itself was later lost to city redevelopment, while the central walk has effectively divided the remainder into two small gardens. Still these patches of green provide a shady retreat from a busy shopping area.
St. James’s Parade,
Bristol
 BS1

ST.JOHN'S CONDUIT
Medieval Bristol was well-supplied with fresh water, piped from springs on nearby hills to public conduits dotted about the city. Water still gushes from a mossy lion’s mouth in the wall of St John’s Church, beside the one remaining medieval city gate. Until it was moved in 1827, St John’s Conduit was an ornate little building squeezed against the opposite side of the church, on the inner side of St John’s Gate.

Nelson Street,
Bristol
BS1
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ST.JOHN'S GATE
This is the one remaining city gate of Bristol. It was rebuilt by Bristol merchant Walter Frampton around 1380 along with the church of St John the Baptist beside it. Frampton’s tomb and effigy can still be seen in the church. On the gate are the figures of Brennus and Belinus, long imagined to be the founders of Bristol. The gate once had churches on either side of it. St John’s remains but the church of St Lawrence has gone along with the city wall itself.
Tower Gate,
Bristol
 BS1
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ST.MARY'S REDCLIFFE
St Mary Redcliffe is a parish church the size of a cathedral. Such splendour speaks of Bristol’s wealth. The city’s merchants could rival the resources of a diocese. There was a church here in Norman times, but the present building is largely 15th-century. Don’t miss the exotic north porch. Its unusual hexaganol plan and richly carved seven-pointed arch bring an air of Moorish Spain to the westcountry. The Undercroft Cafe is open Monday to Friday 10.00am to 4.00pm.
The Parish Office,
 12 Colston Parade,
 Redcliffe,
Bristol
 BS1 6RA
ST.MARY'S REDCLIFFE CLICK

Phone: +44 (0)117 9291487  -  Fax: +44 (0)117 9291487
ST.MARY-LE-PORT
nly ruins remain of this old church. The Blitz destroyed all but its tower. The crumbling fragments of the rest were left on view as a reminder of war’s destructive power. St Mary’s was one of the earliest churches of Bristol. It was founded in Saxon times and enlarged after the Norman conquest. Around it grew up a market. The Saxon name for a market town was a port, which explains how St Mary-le-Port got its name. The present tower is 15th-century.
Castle Park,
Bristol
 BS1
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ST.MARY ON THE QUAY
This imposing church with its massive Corinthian portico stood on the waterfront when it was completed in 1840, hence the name. The River Frome in front of it was later covered over. The church was built by a movement led by Edward Irving, known as the Catholic Apostolic Church, but was taken over by the Roman Catholic Church a few years later. It is served by priests of the Society of Jesus.
20 Colston Street,
Bristol
BS1 5AE
ST.MARY ON THE QUAY CLICK
Phone: +44 (0)117 926 4702  -  Fax: +44 (0)117 927 6917
ST.MICHAEL'S HILL
Once much of Bristol looked like this - though perhaps not as brightly painted. The seventeenth-century city centre was a mass of tightly-packed timber-framed houses, their upper stories jettied out over the street. Most had gone even before the Blitz destroyed the most famous of them. The city’s wealth has brought constant renewal. But here we have a charming survival. The yellow house is now the Anthem Restaurant, which offers an international cuisine.The timber-framed houses near to St Michael's church are shown almost at the edge of Millerd's 1673 map of the 'famous cittie of Bristoll and suburbs' describing this area as 'where ye riseing of ye hill St Michael being converted into comely buildings and pleasant gardens'.The steep climb from the cramped alleys of the old city ensured that the area was high above the insalubrious dockside smells, while a step beyond lay the open countryside. To the merchants who moved to St Michael's Hill, it was 'an area blessed with wholesome draughts of healing air.' Further up the hill the houses date from the 18th Century.

Bristol
BS2
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ST.NICHOLAS ALMSHOUSE
The almshouse was one of the first buildings in King Street, a new development then outside the city wall. It was built in 1652-6 beside the Back Street Gate. The gate and most of the city wall has long gone, but there still remains one bastion in the yards behind the almshouse. Since it houses the homeless, St Nicholas Almshouse is only rarely open to the public, but you may be able to see the delightful plastered ceiling in the entrance hall on Doors Open Day.
King Street,
Bristol
BS1
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ST.NICHOLAS CHURCH
The church beside Bristol Bridge is dedicated to the patron saint of sailors. It was built into the town wall, with its chancel over St Nicholas Gate. When the bridge was rebuilt in the eighteenth century, the upper part of the church had to be demolished. A new church in the Gothic style went up over the medieval crypt. St Nicholas was gutted by bombs in the Blitz, but its shell now houses Bristol and Region Archaeological Services.

St Nicholas Street,
Bristol
BS1
ST.NICHOLAS CHURCH CLICK
Phone: +44 (0)117 903 9010  -  Fax: +44 (0)117 903 9011
ST.PAUL'S CHURCH
As late Georgian Bristol grew with a burst of squares and crescents, the new districts needed churches. In fact the residents of Brunswick and Portland Squares demanded a church of their own and the City Council put up £1,000 for the building of St Paul’s. It was finished in 1794 and services were held there until 1988. The mock-Gothic design was by mason Daniel Hague, the architect and developer of Portland Square.school?
A masterpiece of provincial 'Gothick’ architecture in an 18th-century square, the 'wedding cake church’ of St Paul’s (so named because of the way that the tower stacks up) was granted a new lease of life by the CCT in partnership with Circomeda, a circus-training school. Featuring a beautifully ornate Georgian plaster ceiling, stone columns and a wealth of decorative stained glass, the historic interior is complemented by state of the art aerial and trapeze equipment and a pale maplewood semi-sprung dance floor.  Whilst retaining its original grandeur and the uplifting qualities of light and space, St. Paul's has been effectively adapted to incorporate all requirements for a contemporary arts venue. It is now a stunning and well loved setting perfect for a wide range of events – performances, professional research and development, concerts, wedding receptions, open space conferencing, awards ceremonies, AGMs and private parties. The adaptations made to the building to enable Circomedia's use do not prevent the beauty of the building being seen. The animated and elegant plasterwork of the nave ceiling and chancel arch and a fine collection of monuments including a memorial by Flaxman to Col. Spencer Thomas Vassall, who was mortally wounded at the storming of Montevideo in 1807 are still clearly visible to see.
Portland Square,
Bristol
BS2
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Tel:  0117 924 7615
ST.PETER'S CHURCH
Castle Park is dominated by the ruined shell of St. Peter’s. It was among the Bristol churches gutted by bombs in the Blitz. Sadly it was one of the oldest. Saxon in origin, it was rebuilt in Norman times and again around 1400. The church had a near miss in an earlier war. As the Royalists stormed the city in 1643, the Roundhead commander of Bristol Castle ordered nearby St Peter’s to be demolished, to give his garrison a clear line of fire, but was persuaded to forbear.
Castle Park,
 Bristol
 BS1
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Tel: 0117 92 23719

ST.STEPHEN'S CHURCH
Designated by English Heritage as a grade I listed building, Saint Stephen’s church lies on the ancient riverside boundary of the Anglo Saxon sacred city. Work on diverting the river Frome to form Bristol Harbour was completed in 1248. In the same century Saint Stephen’s was developed by a Benedictine cell from Glastonbury Abbey. The harbour church was totally rebuilt in 1470 by the parishioners and the Abbey of St Peter Gloucester. In 1703 the Great Storm (which blew down Eddystone lighthouse and damaged Widecombe-in-the-Moor and Fairford churches amongst many other buildings) damaged the roofs, clerestory and the pews of the nave and south aisle. The storm also caused an immense high tide which flooded the church to a depth of five inches. The uniform appearance of the perpendicular town church was perfected again in the various late 19th century restorations (1875-1898). These unaccountably destroyed the original six-light east window, replacing it with the current one of five lights.
The tower:
Saint Stephen’s tower- now peeping over Bristol city offices – used to be a visible landmark to seafarers. It was built in 1470 by by John Shipward (d.1473), four times Mayor of Bristol, the same year the church was rebuilt.The tower’s parapet has been restored three times, following storm damage in 1703 , in 1914 and again in 1970. The tower is typical of Somerset churches, but with the addition of a Gloucestershire crown of arcaded battlements, four angle pinnacles and openwork parapet. There are similar examples at Gloucester Cathedral, Cardiff St John and much more locally Thornbury and Dundry parish churches.Without its 152 feet tall tower, the church would be visible only from St Stephen’s street as office buildings hem it in – so the tower is a modern landmark too.
St. Stephen’s Avenue,
Bristol
BS1
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Phone: +44 (0)117 927 7977
SOMERSET JEWISH SOCIAL & CULTURAL GROUP

We are a growing group. We've been together for about one year and there are approximately 30 people in the group -of all ages, singles, couples, and some with partners of other faiths. We vary in our levels of observance, but we all 'click' very well, and we love to welcome new members -I guarantee you'll have a great time! Our aim appears to be socialising, nosh and talks from group members.

Somerset Jewish Social & Cultural Group Contact : Jane Warner, 
 email janecarolewarner@hotmail.com
 Tel  No 01823 289085
 S.S.GREAT BRITAIN
Built and launched in Bristol in 1843, Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s maritime masterpiece was the world’s first ocean-going, propeller driven iron ship.After a life as a luxury liner, troop ship, cargo vessel and floating warehouse, she was abandoned in the Falklands Islands in 1937. She was salvaged in 1970, towed back to Bristol and has now been restored to her former glory. The historic vessel is being conserved for future generations under a ‘glass sea’ in the very dockyard where she was built. Visitors are encouraged to experience what life was like for her Victorian passengers and crew, including a visit to the recently installed three-storey tall moving engine.Tickets to Brunel’s ss Great Britain allow free and unlimited return visits for a year from the date of purchase. Tickets allow entry to the dry dock, museum, Maritime Heritage Centre, and the replica of John Cabot's ship The Matthew when she is in Bristol.
Visitors are invited to use an Audio Guide whilst aboard the ship and these are available in English, French & German and there are BSL Guides Video Guides for the deaf.Brunel's ss Great Britain was the winner of the Gulbenkian Prize for Museum of the Year 2006 - the Biggest Arts Prize in the U.K.
S S
                  Great Britain Brunel's ss Great Britain
Great Western Dockyard
Gas Ferry Road
Bristol BS1 6TY
Open 10.00 to 17.30 April to October, 10.00 to 16.30 November to March.

Fax: 0117 925 5788
S.S.GREAT BRITAIN CLICK
Tel: 0117 926 0680
THE SUGAR HOUSE
Sugar and tobacco were imported from the New World through Bristol. So where better to refine sugar? It was an important industry in the city for two centuries. Bristol had many sugar houses. Now this is only one remaining. Not that it makes sugar these days. Until its conversion into a hotel and bistro in 1999, it stood derelict for years. But we can picture a Georgian sugar magnate living in the fine house beside his factory.
Narrow Lewins Mead,
Bristol
BS1 2NU
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Phone: +44 (0)117 925 5577
TAILORS HALL
This fine door hood has the coat of arms of the Merchant Tailors Guild. It protects the entrance to their one time guild hall, built in 1740-1. The tailors were one of the 23 trade companies of the city, but lapsed on the death of the last member in 1824. A gruesome touch is the severed head of St John the Baptist. He was the patron saint of tailors. His symbols of the lamb and staff appear as the crest of the guild arms.
Tailor’s Court,
off Broad Street,
Bristol
BS1

TEMPLE CHURCH & GARDENS
Temple Church was founded c.1147 by Robert of Gloucester, the powerful illegitimate son of Henry I, who held Bristol Castle and great estates in the area. He granted land to the Knights Templar, who built upon it one of the round churches for which they are famed. Medieval rebuilding imposed a more conventional plan, though slipped up slightly with the leaning tower. The church was gutted by bombs in 1942. Its shell can be contemplated in the secluded Temple Gardens.
Church Lane,
Bristol
BS1

TEMPLE MEADS STATION
During the early Victorian railway rush companies sprang up to build railway lines across Britain. Bristol was the meeting point of the Great Western Railway and the Bristol and Exeter line. With the logic of private enterprise, two terminuses were built almost side by side at Temple Meads. When the two companies agreed to create a joint station, the result in 1878 was this cheerfully unconvincing exercise in nostalgia designed by Matthew Digby Wyatt.

Temple Meads,
Bristol
BS1 6QF
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TOBACCO FACTORY THEATRE
Housed in a converted tobacco factory building, the theatre started its new life in the late 1990s as a makeshift performance space for Show of Strength on the first floor of the building. Stripped of its Imperial Tobacco office conversion to reveal the original structure, the venue attracted the attention of Andrew Hilton who had harboured an ambition to stage Shakespeare in an original and intimate manner. Architect George Ferguson, the owner and creator of the Tobacco Factory, accepted his proposal and the result far exceeded expectations with national critical acclaim and full houses.
In 2001, Dan Danson was appointed as the Tobacco Factory’s first Artistic Director, and with the help of the team has been busy transforming this makeshift 'do it yourself' space into a properly serviced theatre, in order to fulfill the organisation’s aim of bringing a diverse, year round programme of performing arts to Bristol audiences. The acclaimed Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory, presenting 2 plays each year from February – April
Tobacco Factory Productions, such as the much-loved Christmas shows (Treasure Island, Jungle Book, The Secret Garden)
touring productions from some of the UK’s most dynamic and exciting companies, including Spin Media, Gecko, Sound & Fury, Graeae and ATC.
Tobacco Factory Theatre Bristol Tobacco Factory
Raleigh Road,
Southville
Bristol
BS3 1TF

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Tel: 0117 902 0345
Fax: 0117 902 0162
TROOPERS HILL NATURE RESERVE
Troopers Hill Nature Reserve is a local nature reserve in the St George area of east Bristol, and is owned by Bristol Parks. It is a hillside that has been quarried and mined in the past and overlooks the River Avon.The hill contains a fascinating mix of history, wild plants and animals. With heather and broom, rocky crags, spoil heaps and gullies, stunning views and two listed chimneys, Troopers Hill Nature Reserve is one of the most spectacular wildlife spots in the city. And to top this all off, Troopers Hill Nature Reserve has won the prestigious Green Flag Award every year since 2007.
Views of Troopers Hill Troopers Hill Road
St. George
Bristol
BS5 8BU
TROOPERS HILL NATURE RESERVE CLICK
Tel: 0117 947 5037
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL BOTANIC GARDENS
2012 is the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, marking 60 years on the throne. To celebrate this amazing achievement we are going to produce some commemorative glassware to add to your collections. These will be available soon from all our outlets and this web site, but watch out for some fantastic offers in the Bristol Evening Post....
The evolution dell The Holmes,
Stoke Bishop,
Bristol,   BS9 1JB
BOTANIC GARDENS CLICK
Phone: +44 (0)117 331 4912  -  Fax: +44 (0)117 331 4912
VICTORIA SQUARE GARDENS
This quiet, peaceful little park is a fab place to come and have a picnic with friends, play some ball games, or just sit and read a book. The square is the gateway to Clifton Village from Queens Road, and you can feel life becoming more and more genteel as you walk through. I particularly love the fact that there are two halves to the park, with a pathway running down the middle leading directly to the Clifton Arcade. It's very sweet and pretty, and absolutely the perfect place for a romantic walk. It's not a big park, and it's a residential square, so there is a general understanding between everyone who comes to use it that behaviour should be moderate, voices low, and chatter civilised. If you want somewhere a bit more open, where you can stretch out and make a bit of noise with friends, I'd walk a bit further and use all that open space up on the Downs. Save Victoria Square for your quieter park moments.
Clifton,
Bristol,
 BS8

VIRGIN HOT AIR BALOONING
Home to the world famous Bristol Balloon Fiesta, Ashton Court could well lay claim to the title of Hot Air Ballooning Capital Of The World. Nestled in the beautiful county of Somerset, the city boasts some of the UK’s most stunning examples of history; there’s the familiar structure of the Clifton Suspension Bridge and one of the world’s most famous sailing ships; the S.S. Great Britain. Perhaps you’ll drift off towards Bath or onwards to Weston-Super-Mare? Whichever way the wind decides to take you, you can be sure that the Ashton Court launch site will provide wonderful memories for years to come.
http://www.virginballoonflights.co.uk/gallery/full/002.jpg Ashton Court Estate
Long Ashton
Bristol
BS41 9JN

Off the A369 enter the estate via the Bower Ashton entrance.

VIRGIN HOT AIR
BALOONING CLICK

Phone
01952 212750
W G GRACE'S HOUSE
William Gilbert Grace was better known by his initials WG and is arguably one of the most famous names in English cricket. A pioneer of the game and one of the most talented players of the Victorian age, Grace lived in Bristol, working as a doctor and playing for Gloucestershire. It is thought that Grace invented most of the modern techniques of batting which are used today.
15 Victoria Square
, Bristol,
 BS8
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WATERSHED
The story of Watershed is one of both idealism and pragmatism: In the 1970s an Arts Centre built by enthusiasts in King Square Bristol became the first of the British Film Institute’s Regional Film Theatres. The founders ran the venue with dedication and passion, but the building was in a state of disrepair and due to a lack of funding its future was uncertain. In the early 1980s, the City was looking to regenerate the derelict harbourside area. In partnership with the British Film Institute, JT Group, and Bristol City Council, funding was secured to expand and relocate the Arts Centre into Watershed’s current home with a new focus on media – particularly film and photography.
Front of Watershed from the other side of the
                floating harbour 1 Canon’s Road,
Harbourside,
Bristol
BS1 5TX
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Phone: +44 (0)117 927 6444
WESTBURY CHURCH
Christianity goes back a long way in Westbury. There was a religious settlement here by 715. It declined, but St Oswald, Bishop of Worcester, sent 12 monks to make fresh start at Westbury in 961. Not all his successors were as enthusiastic about the monastic life, and eventually Westbury became a college of priests, with a dean and canons. The fine collegiate church has Norman pillars in the nave and an unusual 15th-century three-sided apse.


Church Road,
 Westbury-on-Trym,
Bristol
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Tel:
0117 950 8644
WESTBURY COLLEGE GATEHOUSE
Bishop Carpenter built a new quadrangle in the 15th century for Westbury’s college (community) of priests. It was like a miniature castle, with a turret at each corner and a battlemented gatehouse. Centuries later a Georgian house was tucked inside the wall, between one turret and the gatehouse. Now housing for the elderly fills the rest of the quadrangle. Only one other tower remains of the college. The property is owned by the National Trust; access is by key, to be collected from the vicar.

College Road,
 Westbury-on-Trym,
Bristol
BS9 3EJ
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Phone: +44 (0)1225 833977
WHITE HART INN
This historic pub stands on the site of the gatehouse of St James Priory. Its vaulted cellars apparently date to the medieval period. The inn was first granted a license in 1672, but has been much altered. It was refronted in the 19th century. The white hart was the emblem of Richard II. It became so popular as an inn sign in his reign that many later inns and taverns adopted it as a well-known sign. Looking for a great pub in Bristol.... Look no further. Welcome to The White Hart - A Traditional, Old Fashioned Pub in the heart of Bristol City Centre.  We serve traditional pub food and real ales. We've been recently refurbished to a very high standard and offer all modern facilities with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.Centrally located we are right beside the Bristol Bus Station, BRI Hospital and the Eye Hospital and easy walking distance to Cabot Circus, Broadmead, the City Centre and the bars in the Waterfront. Perfect for a starting point if you're on a night out or having an office party or even if you're just visiting Bristol and wanting to pop in for a drink or two.
Lower Maudlin Street,
Bristol
 BS3 2LG
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Phone: +44 (0)117 9268767
WICKHAM THEATRE
As one of the best equipped Studio Theatres at British University, the Wickham Theatre, named after Professor Glynne Wickham, founder of the Department and of University Theatre Studies in this country, is used for a wide range of activities.The exploration of live performance is an important part of the way we approach the understanding of theatre. Students in all years engage in performances exploring forms and expressions in several theatrical traditions including experimental contemporary practice.The Theatre is home to a regular programme of visiting performers and companies working at the forefront of live performance practice internationally.
The Theatre is also used extensively for research projects in a range of forms and media. One example is its use for the Reconstruction of a Jacobean Playhouse Developed by Professor Martin White and Theatre Designer Jennie Norman from original drawings by the celebrated Jacobean architect, Inigo Jones,  a full-scale reconstruction of a 17th century Jacobean indoor playhouse, lit by candles, provides a venue for an ongoing research project, public performances, a programme of teaching, and public lectures.
Wickham Theatre Bristol Wickham Theatre
Bristol University
Drama Dept. building, entrance along Cantocks Close, off Woodland Road - two minutes from the top of Park Street.

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Tel: 0117 987 7877
YE SHAKESPEARE
England’s greatest dramatist is honoured in quite a few pub names. This house was built only 20 years after Shakespeare’s death, if we accept the credible date of 1636 on the front. But it did not become the Shakespeare until Victorian days. A major refit in 1950 left plenty of exposed beams, but little of the original interior. Once it brewed its own beer. Nowadays pub food is available.
78 Victoria Street,
Bristol
 BS1 6DR
YE SHAKESPEARE CLICK
Phone: +44 (0)117 9497708
WESTON SUPER MARE
BRISTOL'S SEASIDE RESORT
Weston-super-Mare is a seaside resort, town and civil parish in the unitary authority of North Somerset, which is within the ceremonial county of Somerset, England. It is located on the Bristol Channel coast, 18 miles (29 km) south west of Bristol, spanning the coast between the bounding high ground of Worlebury Hill and Bleadon Hill. It includes the suburbs of Oldmixon, West Wick and Worle. Its population according to the 2001 census was 71,758. Although there is evidence in the local area of occupation since the Iron Age, it was still a small village until the 19th century when it became a seaside resort, and was connected with local towns and cities by a railway, and two piers were built. The growth continued until the second half of the 20th century, when tourism declined and some local industries closed. During the 21st century a regeneration programme is being undertaken. Attractions include the Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare Museum, the Grand Pier and the SeaQuarium aquarium. The Paddle Steamer Waverley and MV Balmoral offer day sea trips from Knightstone Island to various destinations along the Bristol Channel and Severn Estuary. Cultural venues include The Playhouse, The Winter Gardens, and The Blakehay Theatre & Community Arts Centre. Owing to the large tidal range in the Bristol Channel, the low tide mark in Weston Bay is about a mile from the seafront. Although the beach itself is sandy, low tide uncovers areas of thick mud, hence the colloquial name, Weston-super-Mud. These mudflats are very dangerous to walk in and are crossed by the mouth of the River Axe. Just to the north of the town is Sand Point which marks the lower limit of the Severn Estuary and the start of the Bristol Channel. It is also the site of the Middle Hope biological and geological Site of Special Scientific Interest. In the centre of the town is Ellenborough Park, another Site of Special Scientific Interest due to the range of plant species found there
weston-super-mare tc arms

Stone building with colonnaded entrance.
                        Above is a clock tower.

Second outlook on Westons Beach

Tourist Info


Beach Lawns,
Weston-Super-Mare,
BS23 1AT 
Email: touristinfo@n-somerset.gov.uk



Tel: 01934 888800 Fax: 01934 64174
THE BLAKEHAY THEATRE
The Blakehay Theatre is a community theatre in the centre of Weston-super-Mare. At all levels the Blakehay Theatre aims to offer a high quality, friendly and diverse arts experience to all its attendees and staff. The Blakehay theatre is owned and run by the Weston Town Council. The venue has recently undergone a refurbishment project that has included the new Jill Dando Cafe & Theatre Bar, new Box Office, theatre lighting, toilet facilities, external lighting and signage and a new roof. The Blakehay Theatre is a community theatre in the centre of Weston-super-Mare. At all levels the Blakehay Theatre aims to offer a high quality, friendly and diverse arts experience to all its attendees and staff. The Blakehay Theatre operates as being a live events venue programming local and regional theatre, music and dance. The Blakehay Actors Company runs a popular drama company with weekly meetings. The venue is also home to the RAFA concert band and Weston College Performing Arts department. Please see our regular hirers page for more information. Situated next to Grove Park, the Blakehay Theatre is an excellent place to visit during the day or evening to be entertained, educated or even just to get a good cup of coffee!
Frontage 1 Wadham St,
Weston-super-Mare,
BS23 1JZ

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Tel: 01934 645493
CHRIST CHURCH
Christ Church is a welcoming, friendly, family Anglican evangelical church marked by informal services with a mixture of the best of the old and new worship music.
18 Montpelier
Weston-super-Mare
BS23 2RH

CHRIST CHURCH CLICK

Tel/Fax: +44 (0) 1934 641016
COURT FARM COUNTRY PARK
Award-winning Farm Park. Largest farm visit centre in area. All aspects of farming and countryside covered. Free Guided Tours and Tractor Rides. All-weather facilities. Indoor Adventure Play. Bottle Feeding and Animal Handling. Very hands-on.
http://www.pitchup.com/static/v33/photologue/photos/cache/court-farm_court-farm-country-park_full.jpg Court Farm Country Park,
Wolvershill Road,
Banwell,
Weston-S-Mare,
BS29 6DL
COURT FARM COUNTRY PARK CLICK
Tel: 01934 822383     
Fax: 01934 822383
DONKEY RIDES ON WESTON BEACH
Enjoy a great day out for all the family
Have your picture taken with your favourate Donkey Enjoy tea's, coffee's & ice-creams from our Beach cafe's while enjoying all the fun of Weston Super Mare Beach

Additional Beach Rides and Services 
Roundabouts | Trampolines| Bouncy Castles
Swing Boats | Buckets & Spades | Beach Cafes
Miniture Train Rides  
All to be found on the Beach at Weston Super Mare
Also available for Private Hire, Events, Donkey Derbies & Parties
 
Westons World Famous Donkeys
 Weston Super Mare
North Somerset
UK
DONKEY RIDES CLICK
Tel/fax 01934 813769 or 07773 141494
GRAND PIER
The pier is privately-owned and is one of three piers in the town together with Birnbeck Pier, which stands derelict awaiting possible restoration and the much shorter SeaQuarium aquarium built towards the south end of the seafront. It is supported by 600 iron piles,and is 400 metres (1,300 ft) long.  It has been damaged by fire on two occasions in 1930 and 2008. Following the latter fire, which completely destroyed the pavilion, the pier was rebuilt at a cost of £39 million and reopened on 23 October 2010.
Marine Parade, Weston-super-Mare, 
 BS23 1AL

GRAND PIER CLICK
Tel: 01934 620 238
THE HELICOPTER MUSEUM
Britain's only dedicated chopper collection. See the world's oldest, fastest and ugliest helicopters - over 50 rare aircraft from 1931 to the present day. Pleasure flights from our own heliport or trial lessons for the really adventurous.
HELICOPTER MUSEUM Locking Moor Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS22 8PP
HELICOPTER MUSEUM CLICK
Tel:
01934 635227

Fax:
01934 645230
HIGH ACTION
Dry Slope Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowblading, Tobogganing, Horse Riding, Archery, Rifle Shooting and Orienteering
 HIGH ACTION  Lyncombe Drive, Churchill, North Somerset. BS25 5PQ
HIGH ACTION CLICK
 Tel: 01934 852335
Fax: 01934 853314
JILL DANDO GARDEN
Jill Dando was born in Weston-super-mare North Somerset and educated locally, she went on to work for the BBC for fourteen years as a television presenter, she worked on many programmes such as Breakfast News, BBC One o’clock News, Six o’clock News, the travel programme Holiday, Crimewatch and occasionally Songs Of Praise. She was amonst the highest profile BBC on screen staff and she had also been personality of the year.  Finish Jill Dando GardenBefore she became known nationally one of the places she worked for locally was the Weston Mercury newspaper where her father and brother also worked, she was also a keen Thespian and a member of the Weston-super-mare Amateur Dramatic Society. Jill was a much loved personality who was sadly murdered on her doorstep on 26th April 1999 aged just 37, she was living in Fulham at the time of her murder and the crime has never been solved. The memorial garden at Weston’s Grove park is named simply ‘Jill’s Garden’ it took three days of hard work by the BBC Ground Force team to design and complete and was opened on 2nd August 2001 by Councillor Peter Bryant, this permanent tribute to Jill is a sensory garden filled with plants and colours which were special to her such as roses, clematis, lavender and a range of tree’s and climbers it also contains a foaming fountain and a disabled ramp for easy access. Grove Park is situated in the centre of Weston at the top end of the high street with all day parking surrounding the area.
http://www.visitoruk.com/images/franchises/Weston-super-Mare/gallery/largegallery_5451.jpg Grove Park
Weston-super-Mare, 
 BS23 2QJ
Grove Park is situated in the centre of Weston at the top end of the High Street with plenty of all day parking surrounding the area.

THE PLAYHOUSE
The Playhouse was re-opened in 1969. The final cost was £230,000. For the first time Weston had a theatre that could easily stage a wide variety of productions, from ballet and music to opera and drama.  The stage is 59' x 28' and the cleverly designed orchestra pit may be covered to form an apron stage or floored over at stalls level for additional seating. The auditorium seats 658. The decorative panels on the frontage were the conception of London sculptor, William Mitchell who also commissioned work for Liverpool Cathedral. The first production was Let Sleeping Wives Lie starring Brian Rix.
http://admin.whatsongroup.net/Admin/uploads/displays/P/playhouse1.jpg Playhouse
High St, Weston Super Mare. 


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PUXTON PARK
Set in the beautiful Somerset countryside the 50 acre family adventure park is one of the largest visitor attractions in the South West providing fun and variety with something to offer everyone.  From a state of the art giant indoor play barn to the delightful Pets' Village, adults and children alike can experience the joys of getting up close and personal with the many animals we home. Alaca's, pygmy goats, rabbits and guinea pigs - you decide. Or if you prefer something a little more up close and personal, drop into our dairy where you can see our cows being milked each day. A visit to the Falconry Centre is another highlight. Home to owls, falcons and hawks this is a unique opportunity to see birds of prey as never before with our daily displays.
Puxton Park,
                        Somersets newest visitor attraction Puxton Park,
Cowslip Lane,
Hewish,
BS24 6AH

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Telephone: 01934 523500

Fax: 01934 523515
RISING SUN AIKIDO
Rising Sun Aikido is a traditional Ueshiba style Aikido martial art self defence club  The Rising Sun Aikido Club & Rising Stars Aikido Club now has over 100 members of all ages and abilities. Under the tutorship of Sensei's Phil Benge (4th Dan), Helena Benge-Nilsdotter (2nd Dan), John Creed (2nd Dan), Mike Higgins (2nd Dan), Chris Gee (1st Dan), and Al Carchrie (1st Dan). Rising Sun Aikido currently hold three Adult Aikido training sessions per week For youngsters of primary and junior school age Rising Sun Aikido also runs a Saturday morning junior Aikido club known as Rising Stars for children aged 5 to 12.
Image of Training at Rising Sun Aikido  The Campus
Bransby Way
Weston Village
Weston-Super-Mare
BS24 7DX

RISING SUN CLICK
Tel: 07786 513 973
SEA AQUARIUM LIFE
The Weston-super-mare Seaquarium was opened in 1995 built on the first seaside pier in Great Britain for over 85 years and is surrounded by 3 miles of beach. The Seaquarium contains amazing displays of sea creatures with an underwater tunnel and visitors can get closer to the beautiful creatures in the ray zone which features an open top display where the graceful creatures swim to the surface, the sides of the display are see-through enabling visitors to gaze underwater at the beautiful creatures. There are live presentations and feeding demonstrations throughout the day, listen out for the announcements.
External Picture of Sea AquariumAfter your marine journey you can relax in the sea view tea room and don’t forget to visit the gift shop for a souvenir of your visit. The Seaquarium is open daily from 10.00am and children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
http://www.seaquarium.co.uk/images/weston/weston_seaq.jpg Marine Parade, Weston-Super-Mare,
 BS23 1BE
SEA AQUARIUM LIFE CLICK
Tel: 01934 613361
Fax: 01934 613371
SOVEREIGN SHOPPING CENTRE
Weston-super-Mare's premier shopping destination for all the family!
- Thirty five of your favourite High Street brands.
- Places to eat-in or just take-away.
- Parking for eight hundred and fifty cars in our award winning multi-storey car park.
- All located under one roof so you can enjoy your shopping, whatever the weather.
- Situated just off the sea front, opposite the Grand Pier.
Sovereign Shopping Centre - High Street
                        Entrance
Marine Parade
Weston-Super-Mare
BS23 1AH.
The Sovereign Shopping Centre is situated in the heart of the town centre of Weston-super-Mare. We are just a ten minute drive from the M5 motorway, junction 21. if your travelling from the north. Alternatively if you are travelling from the south west, then exit at junction 22 and approach Weston from the south initially along the A38, and then the A370.
SOVERIGN SHOPPING
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Tel:
01934 644111
WESTON MINIATURE RAILWAY
Our 7 ¼ inch gauge miniature railway operates on the Beach Lawns, Marine Parade in the seaside town of Weston-Super-Mare. As well as a gentle ½ mile train ride behind miniature locomotives, there is plenty more to keep the whole family entertained. This includes an excellent 18-hole putting green, a drive it yourself tram, a gift shop and refreshment kiosk. We hope you enjoy looking around our website, and will visit us soon at the Weston Miniature Railway.The Weston Miniature Railway has a wide range of other attractions and facilites on site. These include:  Superb 18-hole putting green for the whole family to enjoy.
 Refreshment kiosk serving teas, ice cream and other refreshments.
 A souvenir and gift shop packed with railway items, Thomas The Tank Engine gifts and beach goods.    For the under 10's, a drive-it-yourself-train. Drive our tram down its own little line for only £1!   Parking on the seafront opposite Putters End Station.
http://www.widecow.com/images/places/4126.jpg Marine Parade
Weston-Super-Mare
Follow the brown tourist signs which can be found about 1/2 mile from the railway. The railway is situated at the southern end of Marine Parade.
View the railway from the right, coming from Weston town centre.
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Tel : 01934 643510
WESTON-SUPER-MARE LIBRARY
Pop in to read a newspaper, surf the internet and pick up a book, CD or DVD.  Joining is easy and it's free. You will find a range of fiction and non fiction books on various subjects, DVDs, CDs and a popular area for children and young people. There are computers offering free internet access, and helpful staff to assist you. The  North Somerset Studies library is located on the upper floor. As a member of Weston Library you can use over 100 libraries in the LibrariesWest network.
WestonLibraryportraitV2 The Boulevard
Weston-super-Mare
BS23 1PL
WESTON-SUPER-MARE
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Tel :   01934 426 010
Fax:              01934 426 956
WESTON SUPER MARE MUSEUM
The Weston-super-Mare Museum is a museum in Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, England. The museum, which charges a fee for entry, details the history of Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding area from pre-historic times up to the present day. The collection includes archaeological exhibits, including those from Worlebury Camp an Iron Age hill fort. Social history is also covered with a particular focus on local industries including Royal Potteries in the town,[1] seaside holidays, costume and domestic life. There are also replicas of a 19th century chemist shop, and exhibits which explores life on the Home Front for the people of North Somerset during the Second World War, from air-raids to vegetable plots, and secret weapons developed on Birnbeck Island .The museum ran an exhibition of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual history in the South West during May 2008. In August 2008, the museum added the Grand Pier exhibition, telling viewers about the fire.
Museum Exterior Sign Burlington Street
Weston-super-Mare
BS23 1PR
WESTON SUPER MARE MUSEUM CLICK
 Tel :  01934 621028
THE WHEEL OF WESTON
The observation wheel has moved to its winter location in Glasgow. The attraction is due to return in time for Easter 2012. Situated opposite The Grand Pier on the beach lawns, the 40 metre tall Wheel of Weston is an imposing site. The huge white structure opened in 2009 and is very much a permanent attraction in Weston-super-Mare and is fast becoming one of the many iconic images of the town.The 160 tonne wheel is operated by Great City Attractions which have similar Wheels in Liverpool, Manchester, Plymouth and Dublin. There are 30 booths including a VIP capsule that can come with champagne.
http://www.guide2westonsupermare.com/uploads/news/large/100811114056--Wheel%202.jpg Beach Lawns
Weston-super-Mare
 BS23 1AT
THE WHEEL CLICK
Tickets:
01934 645544
WINTER GARDENS
On 14 July 1927 the Winter Gardens and Pavilion were officially opened by Ernest Palmer, deputy chairman of the Great Western Railway. This ceremony was proceeded by one at which T.E. Macfarlane, Chairman of the Council, opened the gate in Post Office Road with a golden key.In 1989 the Winter Gardens closed for multi-million pound development, complete refurshibment and extension into the new Town Square Gardens transforming the building into the one it is today. Whilst still retaining the classic 1920's grandeur,the centre now boasts an extensive modern Conference and Entertainment facility.
The Winter Gardens have a special place in
                        Weston and host many events and exhibitions Winter Gardens
Royal Parade, Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerset.

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THE  GARDENS OF BRISTOL
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ASHTON COURT ESTATE
A sixteenth century house and deer park with a nineteenth century garden. There is a terraced lawn, a sunken garden, a pond, and a rose garden. Repton wrote, in 1803, that while a 'wealthy mechanic' might associate the view of Bristol with 'ideas of labour', the 'country gentleman, who never visits the city but to partake in its amusements' would appreciate the view.
Ashton Court Estate Matt Long Ashton,
Bristol,
 Somerset,   BS41 9JN
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Tel: 0117 963 3438
BLAISE HAMLET GARDENS
A picturesque hamlet designed in 1809. The rustic cottages were designed by John Nash and Repton's sons helped with the layout.
Blaise Hamlet Gardens J Villamota Blaise Castle House,
Henbury, Bristol,
Somerset,  BS10

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CAMERS, OLD SODBURY
Camers - The  4 acre garden surrounds an Elizabethan farmhouse (not open) on the Cotswolds escarpment with fine views over the Severn  of the Welsh mountains. It is divided into a range of areas both formal and informal which are planted with a very wide range of species to give interest throughout the year Includes parterre, topiary, Japanese garden, bog shade and prairie areas, white and hot gardens, waterfalls and woodland walks.
Camers Old Sodbury,
 BS37 6RG0

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 Tel 0145432243
CLEVEDON COURT GARDEN
A fourteenth century house with a terraced garden, started by Sir Abraham Elton c1775. It has woods, herbaceous borders and a bowling green. Blomfield saw it as a good example of 'combined terrace and bank work'.
Clevedon Court, Somerset Tickenham Road, Cl
Clevedon,
 Bristol, Somerset,   BS21 6QU

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Tel : 01275 872257
HANHAM COURT GARDENS
The garden of garden designers Isabel and Julian Bannnerman.
 Half way between Bath and Bristol, this unexpectedly rural mediaeval monastic enclave at the end of a tiny lane near the River Avon, has provided us with a remarkable opportunity to create, over fifteen years, a deeply romantic, scented garden. The 'Dell' is home to a stumpery such as the one we created at Highgrove for The Prince of Wales, with ferns, tree ferns, massed snowdrops, hellebores, dog tooth violets, violets and primroses, magnolias, wild rambling roses rampaging through trees, pools and stream. The formal garden is a fortified bastion with fountains, luscious borders of old roses and tree peonies, scented perennials and bulbs, lilies and daturas in pots, punctuated by buildings and doorways which lead out into the miniature parkland, orchard, wildflower meadows, and simple cutting and vegetable gardens.  Each month offers different delights; starting in April when under the magnificent Walnut tree, whose branches spread across a diameter of 94ft, ‘snakes head’ fritillaries stand in fragile thousands, to be followed by pheasant-eye narcissus and foaming cow parsley, and the house is draped in wisteria and yellow banksian roses.
Hanham Court Gardens, Somerset Hanham Court,
Ferry Lane,
Hanham Abbots,
Bristol,
Somerset,  BS15 3NT

Email info@hanhamcourt.co.uk

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LADY FARM
Lady Farm garden has really been making a name for itself over recent years. It is a favourite with garden photographers and has all year interest. The 'prairie' and 'steppe' style plantings are a real highlight not to be missed but there is much more.  A shady hosta walk, with birch and hydrangeas, leads to a lake which has been created from a stream. This is surrounded by natural planting which blend into a wildflower meadow. A stream tumbles into a deep ravine before resuming to its natural course.
Whilst there is much to see the garden is designed to be low maintenance.
Lady
                Farm by Charles Hawes©  Chelwood, Somerset
BS39 4NN

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 Tel+44 (0)1761 490770
THE RED LODGE GARDEN
A re-creation of a seventeenth century town garden. The trellis work at the Red Lodge Garden was based on a seventeenth-century design. 

The Red Lodge Garden lluniau Park Row,
Bristol,
Somerset,
 BS1 5LJ

THE RED LODGE GARDEN CLICK
Tel : 0117 9211360
TYNTESFIELD GARDEN
A Victorian Gothic-Revival house and garden . There is a working kitchen garden. Tyntesfield is a recent National Trust acquisition (2002) and restoration and conservation work is still ongoing.

Kitchen Garden, Tyntesfield Garden Wraxall,
Somerset, 
BS48 1NT

TYNTESFIELD GARDEN CLICK
Tel : 0844 800 4966
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL BOTANIC GARDEN
In 2006, the University of Bristol Botanic Garden was moved from the previous site at Bracken Hill to The Holmes. The garden will focus on four themed plant collections: Plant Evolution, Plants of Mediterranean Climate Regions, Useful Plants, Local Flora and Rare Native Plants.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden The Holmes,
Stoke Park Road,
Stoke Bishop,
Bristol,
 Somerset, BS9

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Tel : 0117 331 4906.

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RADIO STATION ROUND BRISTOL
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Shoestring was a BBC television show set in Bristol. It featured a private detective with his own show on Radio West, the local radio station.

The programme ran between 30 September 1979 and 21 December 1980, in two series with 21 one hour-long episodes. Star Trevor Eve decided not to return to the role after two series, as he wanted to diversify into theatre roles, so the same production team changed the format to be based in Jersey and created Bergerac, also about a detective returning to work after a bad period in his life. Almost a year after the show finished, 27 October 1981 Bristol's first independent radio station was started under the name of Radio West. The franchise battle had been hard fought and two groups, Radio Avonside and Bristol Channel, came together to form the winning consortium. The choice of on-air name presented few challenges as the BBC had provided two years of free publicity courtesy of Eddie Shoestring.  Eventually through several merges it is now operates as Heart Bristol.

BBC Radio Bristol
talk; news and sport; contemporary and oldies
fm94.9 (Bristol)
fm103.6 (Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset)
fm104.6 (Bath, Bath and North-East Somerset)
am1548 (Bristol)
also available on local DAB digital radio, in the Bristol and Bath area
listen livelisten live to BBC Radio Bristol programmes on our audio pages
spkThe Breeze
smooth adult contemporary music & eclectic music mix
fm107.2 (Bristol and Kingswood, South Gloucestershire)
Bristol Community FM
community station
fm93.2 (Bristol)
spkChoice FM
r&b; hip-hop; urban; soul music
available on local DAB digital radio, in the Bristol and Bath area
listen
                                                          livelisten live on our audio pages
spkGold
oldies and classic hits
am1260 (Bristol and Bath and North-East Somerset)
also available on local DAB digital radio, in the Bristol and Bath area
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
spkHeart 96.3
classic hits and top 40 chart music
fm96.3 (Bristol)
fm103.0 (Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset)
also available on local DAB digital radio, in the Bristol
and Western Bath areas
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
This station was formerly known as GWR & Radio West
spkJack FM 106.5
pop; adult alternative rock and eclectic music
fm106.5 (Bristol)
also available on local DAB digital radio, in the Bristol
and Western Bath areas
Kiss 101
See the regional listing for further information and links
spkNME Radio
new and alternative music, music news, gig guides & live sessions
available on local DAB digital radio, in the Bristol and Bath area
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
spkPop Up Radio
occasional service broadcasting during events & festivals
available on local DAB digital radio, in the Bristol and Bath area
spkSomer Valley FM
community station
fm97.5 (Midsomer Norton, Bath and North-East Somerset)
spkUjima Radio
community station
fm98.0 (Bristol)



PODS FOR SENSEO COFFEE MACHINES



For many years now we have been using Phillips Senseo Machines to make our office coffee. Although Phillips tied up with Doux  Egberts we found that their range of coffees for the machines were both more expensive and inferior to those sold by Lydl. Lydl's range named Melangerie included Brazilian. Kenyan, Columbian and Nicaraguan coffees.  However earlier this month Lydl suddenly removed them from the shelves and replaced then with another variety using the Tassimo machines. We wrote to Lydl about this and they replied:

 "Re: Availability of Coffee Pods

Thank you for enquiring about our Coffee Pods. Unfortunately this item is not available in our stores at the moment.

We hope to have this available again in the future and apologise for any inconvenience. We have passed your interest in this item onto our Buying Department and would like to thank you for taking the time to contact us.
Yours sincerely,
For and on behalf of Lidl UK GmbH
Reece Aitken
Customer Service
Tel – 0370 444 1234
Email - customer.services@lidl.co.uk
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Wincanton, Somerset  BA9 9DT
Phone: 0196331137
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Email: info@thecoffeepod.co.uk
Email (orders): sales@thecoffeepod.co

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  Now we have done our research and found a lovely company in Wincanton; Somerset who can provide you with the Senseo pads in the following flavours: Colombian, Costa Rican, Kenyan AA, Sumatra, as well as Decaffeinated, and  French Extreme.

See: http://www.thecoffeepod.co.uk/contents/en-uk/d7_Senseo_Coffee_Pods_page_1.html

Colombia Supremo - Savour the rich and nutty flavour of this classic coffee.
French Roast  -  A dark-roast lover's dream!
Costa Rican Tarrazu -  Rich, volcanic soil, high elevation and climatic conditions all contribute to the unique flavour
Sumatra 'Lake Toba'- This full-bodied yet well-balanced cup is one of our Roastmaster's favourite.
Swiss Water Decaffeinated -, and Kenyan AA DeCaf. (ONLY included if asked for)
House Blend - One of our Roastmaster's favourite blends - a unique combination of 100% Arabica beans from some of the premier growing regions in the world. Smooth, rich & delicious - perfection in every cup!
Brazilian Santos- Brazilian Blend will produce a balanced coffee with low acidity and subtle chocolate and nut notes. A good smooth, bold everyday drinking coffee 
 Roast Master Choice - Blue Mountain Blend - Signature  - Kenyan AA - French Extreme Caffeine
Coffee Sense  is the solution to your single cup coffee needs - combining quality taste with the ease and convenience of a single cup! The gourmet selection offers the perfect coffees - light roasts, exotic estate coffees, flavoured, and decaffeinated as well as premium hand-picked teas. Convenience, choice and a gourmet selection!
    Individually Wrapped - 8g per pod
    100% Arabica Coffee
    Responsibly Grown Coffee
    Kosher Certified

 
RESTAURANTS OF BRISTOL
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BRISTOL HOTELS
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A4 Hotel
 The A4 Hotel is located off the busy A4 just minutes away from Temple Meads Train Station. A good place for both business and leisure travelers, the A4 Hotel offers contemporary accommodations in this busy section of Bristol. Government buildings, theatres and local attractions are all within a short bus ride from the hotel. Full English breakfasts are served in the main dining room of the house,  A list of local recommended restaurants and pubs is supplied on request, and there is a wide variety of excellent places to choose from. In the interest of providing the most pleasant accommodation to our guests, we are totally non-smoking throughout the property.Each of the guestrooms at the A4 Hotel is designed for comfort and relaxation. All ten rooms include tea and coffee making facilities. Rooms also include wireless Internet access as well as private en-suite bathrooms with toiletries. Guests of the A4 Hotel will find a number of parks, restaurants, pubs, and shops nearby. The hotel offers a small bar onsite as well as a full English breakfast. Onsite amenities include a car park as well as wireless Internet access.
 511 Bath Road
Brislington
Bristol
BS4 3LA
email: a4hotel@unicombox.co.uk

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: +44 (0) 117 9715492
Abbotts Way House

Our 4 lovely apartments  Gloucester Road
BRISTOL
BS32 4JB

ABBOTTS WAY HOUSE CLICK

Tel:
01454 613134
Almondsbury Interchange Hotel
The Almondsbury Interchange Hotel is set in a prime location on the outskirts of Bristol. Located only 10 minutes from Bristol Parkway Rail Station and easily located close to the M4 M5 and only minutes away from the heart of the city this hotel provides an ideal base for those traveling by road, rail or air. The Almondsbury Interchange is a family run hotel, on the northern outskirts of Bristol UK, offering superb accommodation, excellent food and a wide variety of facilities for conferences and business meetings. If this is your first visit to our site, you might like to browse section by section so choose a heading from the top of the page. For more specific enquiries, choose from the list on the left.For room availability you can email your enquiry to us using the Contact us page or telephone our receptionist who will be able to answer your query and take room bookings. enjoy your stay
Gloucester Road,
Almondsbury,
Bristol,
BS32 4AA


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 Phone: 01454 613206   Fax: 01454 618305  
Alveston House Hotel
Awarded 'Best Small Hotel of the Year 2010' by Bristol Hospitality Forum.    Located in Alveston, Thornbury, just north of Bristol, award winning Alveston House Hotel offers you a warm welcome with superb service and facilities.  We are also proud to have been awarded the highest AA rating of any 3 star hotel in the Bristol area. Conference Venue: If you are looking for the perfect conference venue, you have just found it; according to one of the UK's leading business development experts, Jim Connolly!  Jim recently used our conference facilities and gave us 10 out of 10.  Call us now to see how we can help you. Licensed Wedding Venue: As our premises are licensed for weddings, we can look after the whole day for you, and all under one roof.  This stress free approach means that you can focus on enjoying your special day, knowing you have an experienced team of wedding professionals to look after you and your guests, every step of the way.  We have rapidly become one of the most sought after wedding venues in the Bristol area, to find out why, call 01454 415050.
Our AA Rosette Award Winning Restaurant : 'Carriages' restaurant combines great food with a wonderful, elegant atmosphere.  Named after owner Julie Camm's passion for Carriage driving, for which she has attained international success, 'Carriages' superb menu is complemented by the outstanding service provided by our team of professional staff.  You can read the story of Julie's success with carriage driving here. Alveston House Hotel is fully independent and privately owned.  This gives us the freedom to provide you with the level of service you deserve, without the restrictions often experienced in the larger chains. Alveston House Hotel is an elegant period building, with beautiful walled gardens.  We are located conveniently for Bristol and the M4/M5 Motorways and offer free parking to residents and guests.  We are also a 100% non-smoking venue.
Alveston House Hotel Davids Lane
Alveston
Bristol
South Gloucestershire
BS35 2LA


ALVESTON HOUSE CLICK
Tel: +44 01454 415050
The Angel Inn
Situated in the village of Long Ashton...
The Angel is a historic village pub surrounded by farmland, next to a 600 year old church, and yet it is ideally situated less than one mile from Bristol city centre and its business heartland and fifteen minutes drive from Bristol Airport. Fifteen minutes walk away is the newly developed waterfront.  The Angel has a high reputation for its food, and has won many recent awards for its ales. The good news is that it is now able to offer five rooms for bed and breakfast accommodation. Very close are some of Bristol’s finest features, including the Avon Gorge with Brunel’s famous suspension bridge and the   SS Great Britain, Ashton Court, Clifton Downs, several golf courses, and many more. The Angel dates from 1485, and has been the village pub in Long Ashton for several hundred years. It is a family run pub, and since Sian took it over nine years ago has earned great popularity with both the locals and the business community. It is often used for business meetings, weddings, dinner parties and other celebrations. For bird lovers it is a listed breeding site for swallows who reside and nest in the adjoining barn between April and October every year.
 We look forward to welcoming you to stay with us.
172 Long Ashton Road Long Ashton,
Bristol,
BS41 9LT
email:
sianpowell@blueyonder.co.uk

THE ANGEL INN CLICK
01275 392244
The Arches
The Arches offers comfortable, homely farmhouse style accommodation. The single and twin rooms are simple but tastefully appointed to reflect the character of the house, some indeed boast antique furniture. Breakfast are served at the large dining room table within the expansive traditional kitchen. Guests are more than welcome to use this "friendly" area as a sitting, socialising and television area even though the rooms do have their own televisions.  Two public houses in the area, The Anchor and The Kings Arms, serve a wide range of lunchtime and evening meals. Also, within easy walking distance, we have an excellent Indian Restaurant (that also offers a take-away service), a Balti take-away and a Chinese take-away. For guests that prefer the take-away options, plates and cutlery are readily available within the traditional kitchen/dining area.
The Arches, Bristol, North Somerset, Front of
                House, 9K 14 Bank Place
Pill
Bristol
North Somerset
BS20 0AQ

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Tel : 01275 373194
Arnos Manor Hotel A Forestdale Hotel
The Arnos Manor Hotel, Bristol was built in 1760 as the luxurious home of wealthy Bristol merchant William Reeve. Unlike many Bristol hotels and accommodation, this historic building boasts many original Georgian Gothic features, such as the superbly decorative Chapel lounge, central staircase and fine Stucco ceilings in the ground floor rooms. The hotel has BT Openzone throughout, giving WIFI access in the public areas and conference rooms. Additional facilities include a large complimentary car park with 200 spaces. Its location on the edge of the city centre, with excellent road and rail links, makes the Arnos Manor hotel, Bristol an ideal venue for both the business traveller and leisure guest alike. The hotel has a wide choice of accommodation suitable for the whole family. It's location on the edge of the city centre, with excellent road and rail links, makes the Arnos Manor hotel, Bristol an ideal venue for both the business traveller and leisure or wedding guest alike.
470 Bath Road,
 Arnos Vale,
Bristol,
BS4 3HQ

ARNOS MANOR HOTEL CLICK
Tel: 0117 971 1461
Avon Gorge Hotel
Settings rarely come like this: nestled in the heart of Clifton Village, Bristol the Avon Gorge Hotel offers a unique location for any trip to Bristol or tour of the West Country.   This historic hotel offers unparalleled views of Brunels Grade One listed Clifton Suspension Bridge, said to be one of the worlds greatest bridges.  Boasting fantastic panorama, the hotel is also in a very central position for both business and leisure trips alike, with Bristol City Centre within walking distance.  The views don't stop here, from the popular Bridge Cafe and White Lion Bar, with an extensive all weather terrace area, enjoy the spectacular panorama of Somerset and the southern areas of Bristol. By foot discover some of the countrys finest architecture in the surrounding area of Clifton, its just on your door step.   Whether its a mid morning coffee, a light lunch or a celebratory dinner, the Bridge Cafe is an ideal venue to meet friends or colleagues alike. Our relaxed ambience in this glass fronted restaurant allows a true continental feel in the heart of Bristol.  The White Lion Bar is a local favourite, and with such scenery you can understand why. The large terrace with all year round heating ensures what ever the time of year you can enjoy the panoramic landscape whilst enjoying a bottle of your favourite bubbly.  When its time to celebrate, the Avon Gorge knows just how to do it. The Hotel plays host to some of the most prestigious weddings, banquets and celebrations in its light filled private rooms.  The large spacious meeting rooms all with natural light, are suited to all manner of business meetings, training courses and conferences. The hotel's historic nature and location sets it apart from all the other conference venues in Bristol.
http://static.asiarooms.com/hotelphotos/laterooms/125207/gallery/avon-gorge-hotel-bristol_030320091600158819.jpg Sion Hill
Clifton
Bristol
 BS8 4LD
Reservations  rooms@theavongorge.com

AVON GORGE CLICK
Tel :    0117 9738 955
Fax:  
           0117 9238 125
The Base
Close to (UWE) University of West England, Frenchay Hospital, Southmead Hospital and Emersons Green. Convenient for Bristol City Centre and Filton. The Base is a self-catering B&B with fully equipped shared kitchens. A continental breakfast can be left in your fridge for the morning.

564 Fishponds Road
Fishponds
Bristol
BS16 3DD

THE BASE CLICK
Tel: 0117 9023456
Beaufort Court
The Beaufort Court hotel is in Bristol, in the South West of England. It provides self-catering, serviced apartment-style accommodation with a quiet location and setting, which is only a 10 minute walk away from the vibrant Cabot Circus area of the delightful cit of Bristol, with its great shopping outlets, restaurants, bars and nightlife. The apartments all come with their own car parking included, and provide a great combination of hotel-style comfort and the convenience of a self-catering residence.
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Bristol
 BS5 0SQ

BEAUFORT
COURT CLICK
Tel: 0117 373 7892
Berkeley Square Hotel
center of the city. Guests will find themselves near a number of attractions, including Clifton village. Bristol University is also located near the hotel, as are Bristol Cathedral, the Clifton Suspension Bridge, and the City Museum. The Berkeley Square Hotel is located twenty minutes' drive from the Bristol airport. Public transit offers easy access to the airport as well as to many other points of interest throughout the city. Each of the guestrooms at the Berkeley Square Hotel is packed with amenities. All rooms include Internet access, wide screen televisions, coffee and tea facilities, fresh fruit, wine, and bottled water. Rooms also include en-suite bathrooms with trouser pressed and hair dryers.  Guests of the Berkeley Square Hotel will find themselves near the Park Street shops and restaurants. The hotel offers an onsite bar and restaurant as well as a member club. Other onsite amenities include an elegant lounge and an Olympic sized pool as well as a gym.
Berkeley Square 15 Berkeley Square
Clifton
Bristol
BS8 1HB

BERKELEY SQUARE CLICK
 
Tel: +44 0117 9254000
Berwick Lodge
 Bristol luxury hotel and restaurant Berwick Lodge opened in September 2009 following five years of total regeneration and restoration by its private owners. This stunning hotel and fine dining restaurant, has been lovingly restored to its former grandeur, to create a totally unique venue, blending the spirit and romance of the arts and crafts movement, with a touch of the East. Berwick Lodge provides a totally unique experience, located high on a hill surrounded by 18 acres of private garden and woodland, yet incredibly just 5 minutes from the M4/M5 motorway and 15 minutes from Bristol City Centre.  Berwick provides the perfect exclusive venue for a luxury stay in the South West, fine dining, wedding ceremonies or receptions, or for private hire and exclusive use for that special occasion.  Plus it has its own dedicated conference facilities and lively cookery school, located adjacent to the hotel in the beautifully converted stables. As a privately owned and run hotel and restaurant the service is as you'd expect – impeccable – yet relaxed and friendly. A visit to Berwick Lodge will, quite simply, dazzle your senses!
 Berwick Drive
Henbury
Bristol
BS10 7TD


BERWICK LODGE CLICK
Tel: 0117 958 1590
Bistro 507
Bistro 507 is a delightful stylish and contemporary bistro set in the village of Saltford. The bedrooms contain king-sized beds, en suite showers and a comfortable seating area. Facilities in the room include satellite television in the bedroom and lounge areas, free WiFi access and tea and coffee making facilities. The bistro serves both traditional English and lighter continental breakfasts each morning. Situated approximately half way between Bristol and Bath, the bistro is ideally located for visits to either city.
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 Bristol
BS31 3HQ
BISTRO 507 CLICK
 
Tel:
01225 873 108
Bowl Inn Bristol
An historic inn offering superb accommodation, excellent food, fine wines and real ales. Nestling on the southeastern edge of the Severn Vale in the village of Lower Almondsbury, The Bowl Inn derives its name from the shape of the land surrounding the Severn Estuary. Bowl Inn is within easy reach of most tourist attractions and business addresses in Almondsbury. The Bowl Inn boasts a convenient location with modern amenities in every guestroom and superb service. Each comfortable room has been individually furnished to complement the original architectural features uncovered during the restoration of the upper floor. Huge ceiling beams, stonework niches and fireplaces have been revealed and skillfully restored to make each room unique. Every room is en-suite and equipped with a telephone, tea and coffee-making facilities, colour television with freeview, internet access and a hair dryer. 
 16 Church Road,
Almondsbury,
 Bristol,
BS32 4DT
email:
bowlinn@sabrain.com
BOWL INN CLICK
Tel: 01454 612757
Brigstow Hotel
Close to the very heart of the community, this first class hotel is within walking distance of many of the most interesting cultural and historical attractions in Bristol. The staff is friendly and attentive and happy to help you get the most from your stay. The rooms have been fitted with first class amenities and good furnishings throughout. Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel, placed in a prime position on Welsh Back, has its own wonderful riverside frontage in the heart of Bristol city and offers great accommodation for shopping, sight seeing and exploring the city.  Boasting a beautiful waterside location, the Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel is located just 2 minutes from the city centre, 15 minutes walk from Temple Meads Station and close to other leisure attractions. Rooms Designed and finished with satisfying care, the Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel offers 116 rooms which are comfortable with a contemporary feel.
The in-house Ellipse Restaurant is one of the premier places to dine out on the popular Welshback and is renowned for its relaxed and stylish atmosphere and ever changing seasonal menu. With a warm atmosphere combined with a fashionable location along the beautiful riverside, the Ellipse Bar and Lounge offers a new brunch menu and fabulous wine list.The Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel features 6 elegantly appointed meeting rooms, which can accommodate up to 60 people. Business travellers will be delighted to discover the internet, fax and copy services that enables them to work without stepping out.
Brigstow Hotel waterside Welsh Back,
Bristol
BS1 4SP

BRIGSTOW HOTEL CLICK
Tel :
    (+44)117/
9291030
Fax :
    (+44)117
/9292030
Bristol Aztec Hotel & Spa
At the Aztec Hotel & Spa, Bristol we're proud of our four-star approach to everything we do and we're confident you won't find a warmer reception anywhere in the South West. With a location just a few miles from the centre of Bristol - there's easy access from the M4 and M5, ideal for Cornwall stopovers.  Whether you're here to work or play, our stylish contemporary guest rooms, award winning dining options and complimentary Spa facilities will help to make your stay with us that little bit more special. Our contemporary, business hotel, ideally located for all north Bristol locations at the intersection of both the M4 and M5 is an easy reach venue and an ideal choice for national events and conferences. Our Essentials Package includes all of your meeting needs for only £25.00 per person. If you want to get out and about, there's plenty to see and do and lots of spectacular events throughout the year - Bristol, Cardiff and Bath are all within easy striking distance. Re-discover Bristol - it's a city that has changed beyond recognition in the past couple of years. Visit The Cabot Circus shopping and leisure quarter, enjoy the character and heritage of the harbourside or stroll in the elegant and leafy Clifton. You'll find lots more ideas on our local events page to help you plan your break with us.
Aztec Hotel & Spa Aztec West
Almondsbury
Bristol
South Gloucestershire
BS32 4TS

Email: aztec@shirehotels.com 
BRISTOL AZTEC CLICK
Tel: +44 01454 201090

Fax: +44 1454 201593
Bristol Holland House Hotel and Spa
Mercure Bristol Holland House Hotel & Spa, an ideal location for the business or leisure guest. Located close to Bristol's harbourside and business district, the hotel is 10 minutes walk from Bristol Temple Meads station and 20 minutes by shuttle from Bristol Airport. The hotel has 275 bedrooms, Phoenix Restaurant and bar, an indoor heated pool, fitness suite and 14 beauty treatment rooms. The meeting room facilities include 12 fully equipped spaces for up to 220 guests.
Redcliffe Hill
Bristol
BS1 6SQ
BRISTOL HOLLAND HOUSE CLICK
Tel: 0117 968 9900
The Bristol Hotel
Anyone spending any length of time in Bristol is likely to come across The Bristol Hotel (formerly Jurys Bristol Hotel).  Sitting pretty on the quayside of the Floating Harbour, this luxury Bristol hotel is surrounded by the best of Bristol’s Old City and maritime history: Bristol Old Vic and the beautifully restored Queen Square, Bristol Cathedral and @Bristol across Pero’s Bridge and of course The Arnolfini, Bristol's celebrated contemporary arts centre, right next door. For all these reasons, The Bristol Hotel is hard to avoid, even by visitors who are staying elsewhere. Those who do stay at our hotel in Bristol get to experience our great location, the fresh, modern luxury of our bedrooms, and the chic cuisine and quayside ambience of The River Grille and Shore Café Bar. Make sure you are among them and choose The Bristol Hotel, one of the finest Bristol Hotels.
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Harbourside
Bristol
BS1 4QF
BRISTOL HOTEL CLICK
Tel: 0117 9230333
Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre
On the doorstep of the Hotel, Cabot Circus Shopping Centre stands proud. With over 120 stores, including Harvey Nichols, House of Fraser to name a few. This fantastic new destination places Bristol firmly in the spotlight. Experience a wonderful mix of traditional and modern Bristol at the exquisite Bristol Marriott Hotel City Center. Our luxury hotel in southern England pampers the most discerning travelers. Located in the city centre close to businesses, shopping centres and area attractions, Marriott offers spacious rooms with air conditioning, high-speed Internet access, and 24-hour room service. Our Terrace Grill restaurant features a wonderful selection of international cuisine and fine wines and Coffee Shop offers breakfast and lunch in a relaxed setting. Renowned as one of the largest conference centres in southwest England, the Marriott hotel - along with our superb catering and experienced staff - creates wedding ceremonies and conferences in great style.
http://www.hotelsbristol.us/gallery/marriott-hotel-city-centre-bristol/marriott-hotel-city-centre-bristol-1.jpg 2 Lower Castle Street
Bristol
BS1 3AD
BRISTOL MARRIOTT CITY CENTRE CLICK
Tel: +44 0117 9294281
Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel
With a fabulous location next to Bristol Cathedral, the historic waterfront and Cabot Circus, the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel offers ideal accommodations for enjoying England's southwestern charm. From the moment you arrive, our Victorian-style hotel captivates you with polished marble, warm mahogany and gleaming brass. Spacious rooms offer comfortable furnishings, 24-hour room service, and large work areas with high-speed Internet. For an event, choose our ballroom for 260 guests or a smaller meeting room for intimate gatherings. Enjoy an afternoon tea or cocktail in the hotel bar after your stroll from Bristol's historic sites. For dinner, Palm Court Restaurant offers the finest International specialties and great wines to complement your fare. Visit our Roman-style leisure club for the perfect retreat - enjoy a refreshing swim, soothing sauna or invigorating workout. When looking for a luxury hotel in southern England, choose the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel for its friendly staff and modern amenities
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_v-3gbtENGj8/SFQPXZNwMYI/AAAAAAAACg0/osvN76cqyOU/s400/Bristol+Marriott+Royal+Hotel.jpg College Green
Bristol
BS1 5TA

BRISTOL MARRIOTT ROYAL CLICK
Tel: +44 0870 400 7220
Bristol YHA
Originally a waterfront grainhouse now a modern relaxed oasis in the heart of vibrant Bristol.  The ideal location for families and individuals wanting to explore the multifaceted harbour city of Bristol rich in history and contemporary style. Situated between the Harbourside and Old City areas of Bristol in the heart of the city there are views over the waterways. The waterfront grainhouse has been sympathetically restored to create a relaxing yet cosmopolitan atmosphere. Visit the magnificent Avon Gorge, Brunel’s suspension bridge or enjoy Bristol's cultural base that extends from theatres, museums and art galleries to a thriving live music and club scene. Opening information:
Open every day of the year. 24 hour reception facilities and access
Need to know: YHA Bristol is only 10-15 minutes walk from Bristol Temple Meads train station. There is very little free or cheap car parking in the centre of Bristol, however there is a multi-storey car park nearby.
YHA Bristol 14 Narrow Quay
Harbourside
Bristol
BS1 4QA

BRISTOL YHA CLICK
Tel: +44 0117 922 1659
Brook Redwood Hotel & Country Club
4 Star Country Hotel in Bristol
The Brook Redwood Country Club hotel in Bristol, is set in 16 acres of woodland countryside on the edge of Bristol, creating the ideal setting for the business traveller or a leisurely stay over in Bristol and its surrounding area. 
112 comfortable and well-appointed bedrooms, including a family room and three suites, which create the perfect surroundings to relax and enjoy your stay
After a peaceful night in our tranquil setting overlooking the Hotel’s gardens, you’ll feel relaxed and rejuvenated ready for the day ahead. All 112 bedrooms are en-suite and traditionally designed with and sleek and stylish furnishings and many feature scenic views of the Brook Redwood hotel grounds and the surrounding area of Bristol.
  Beggar Bush Lane,
Failand,
Bristol,
BS8 3TG
BROOK REDWOOD HOTEL CLICK
Tel: 01275 393901
Brooks Guesthouse
 Newly Refurbished  Brooks Guest House Bristol is a boutique guesthouse, the most contemporary in central Bristol. We are situated smack bang in the heart of Bristol's old town next to St Nicholas Market - an exciting place to start exploring whether visiting for business or pleasure. Brooks Guesthouse is boutique chic at affordable rates  all our rooms have Cole & Son wallapapers , panelling, i pod dock players, Flat screen DVD /TV & FREE WIFI.  Breakfast is delicious and all organic and free range produce so nutritious too including Granola , Yoghurts plus specials such as french toast Eggs Florentine & Eggs Benedict
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Bristol,
 BS1 1UB

BROOKS GUESTHOUSE CLICK
Tel
0117-
9300066
Cameley Lodge
Set in beautiful countryside looking out over own private lakes just 10 miles from Bristol, Bath, Wells. Just 11 miles from Bristol Airport, a small country hotel. Rooms are furnished to the equivalent of a 3 star hotel. Family run, excellent quality food using fresh local produce where available, fully licenced with outdoor activities such as fly fishing, clay pigeon shooting, target golf available. Conference and wedding venue. Cameley Lodge is set in beautiful countryside looking out over private lakes, 10 miles from Bristol, Bath and Wells, and 11 miles from Bristol Airport.It is a small country hotel with free Wi-Fi access throughout the building.The family-run Cameley House offers excellent-quality food made using fresh local produce where available.  Hotel Rooms: 9
Cameley,
Temple Cloud, 
BS39 5AH

CAMELEY LODGE CLICK
Tel :
01761 452790
The Carpenter's Arms
Overlooking the Chew Valley, the hamlet of Stanton Wick provides a tranquil and picturesque setting for the delightful Carpenter's Arms. For visitors seeking an alternative to the bland uniformity of many a modern town centre hotel, The Carpenter's Arms offers an appealing individuality.  Converted from a row of charming miners' cottages, the Inn has become a popular retreat over the years for those appreciating good food, fine wines, real ales and delightful en-suite accommodation. Twelve bedrooms (9 king size double & 3 twin) are all en-suite & have been refurbished in a stunning contemporary style. In each room you will find an LCD flat screen television with free view, hospitality tray, direct dial telephone & hairdryer. Wireless broadband is available through the majority of the building. Our bathrooms are of course in keeping & boast both shower & bath, fluffy towels & complimentary toiletries.
The Carpenters Arms Stanton Wick
Pensford
Bristol
BS39 4BX

CARPENTERS ARMS CLICK
Tel: 01761 490202
The Channings Hotel
It was gifted to one of Queen Victoria's Ladies in waiting. Situated 10 minutes from the City Centre, Art Galleries, Theatures and Museums. It boasts one of the best beer gardens in Clifton and has a wonderfull, friendly, relaxing, atmosphere. The Hotel has 9 individualy decorated ensuite bedrooms all containing showers and bath tubs, all with tea and coffee making facilities, freeview TVs, plasma screens and wifi. The hotel has 2 bars(one bar is currently open until midnight on Friday's and Saturday's),we have Sky Sports and we serve traditional pub fayre from our bar menu. Our menu is available between 12pm-9pm everyday. We have a new superb team of friendly staff who will go out of there way to make your stay one to remember, for all the right reasons! We look forward to welcoming you.

20 Pembroke Road
Bristol
 BS8 3BB
Tel
01179 733970
Fax:
01179 466328
Chewton Place
Chewton Place is an elegant Regency Mansion set in extensive landscaped grounds along the banks of the idyllic River Chew. This beautiful setting provides the ideal backdrop for a wide range of events - from weddings and special celebrations to conferencing and corporate hospitality - or just the perfect brief escape from today's busy world.
Chewton Road,
Bristol,  
BS31 2SX
CHEWTON PLACE CLICK
Tel : 0117 379 0079

Fax: 0117 986 8637
Clifton Hotel
The Clifton is a Café Hotel with a vibrant atmosphere focusing on fun and indulgence. As the original and largest hotel in the group, a firm favourite with visitors to the area, the Clifton offers unique bedrooms with individuality. It  also enjoys a long established reputation for excellent service and a relaxed atmosphere with a café culture. Cafe Clifton prides itself on being a locally sourced, fairtrade promoter cafe in the heart of Bristol. With its array of loose teas and yummy snacks guests and locals alike cannot help but fall in love with it. Staying at The Clifton also means you can enjoy the exciting atmosphere of Racks Bar & Kitchen. A favourite for sport lovers and business guests, this restaurant not only offers a good beverage but also British dining at its finest.
Bristol City Centre Hotels St Paul's Road
Clifton
Bristol
BS8 1LX

CLIFTON HOTEL CLICK
Tel: +44 0117 9736882
The Coach House
The Coach House is a grade 2 listed former coaching house dating back to c.1750. It is set in the picturesque Hambrook conservation area. The Coach House has 15 spacious and comfortable ensuite rooms, a courtyard garden and ample off road parking in its private car park. It is ideally situated for both leisure and commercial purposes with it being less than 5 minutes drive from the M32 and M4 and the M5 easily accessible.
It is 1 mile from Bristol Parkway station and its location offers a direct route via the M32 straight to the city centre of Bristol which is less than 6 miles directly south.
The Coach House, 20K Bristol Road,
 Hambrook,
Bristol,
 BS16 1RY
COACH HOUSE CLICK
Tel : 0117 956 6901
Cross Hands Hotel Old Sodbury
The Cross Hands Hotel Old Sodbury near Chipping Sodbury, Bristol and Stroud sits on the A46 in the heart of the Gloucestershire countryside. With easy access from M4 junction 18. The Cross Hands Hotel is a old posting house and dates from the 14th century - 600 years later our own dear Queen sought shelter here during a blizzard in 1981! Those who like a bit of spooky history might like to know that the cellars were once used to house convicted criminals, sentenced to death by 'Bloody' Judge Jeffreys. It is popular nowadays with country lovers, horse racing fans, motor racers and is a great base for exploring the local area and you can be assured of a warm welcome and great hospitality.  The Cross Hands is also convenient for the Badminton Horse Trials and Castle Coombe Motor Racing Circuit.
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Bristol,
Gloucestershire
BS37 6RJ
Email:
6435@greeneking.co.uk

Tel :
 01454 313000
Crossover House
Welcome! If you are a business person who’s had enough of hotels or someone looking to stay where service is that extra bit special, look no further. At Crossover House we pride ourselves on providing well equipped bed and breakfast accommodation with our warm and friendly service.   Located in a historic village on the northern outskirts of Bristol, Lower Almondsbury is in the country yet only 15 minutes from Bristol’s city centre. Situated close to the M4/M5 Interchange, Crossover House is located 2 miles from Junction 16 and 4 miles from Junction 17 on the M5.  If you are visiting Bristol for business, traveling along either the M4 or M5 and want to break your journey or simply need a weekend away in the West Country  then Almondsbury and our our quality bed and breakfast accommodation is the destination for you. Come to Crossover House and see for yourself. We offer tastefully decorated rooms with the facilities that you would expect to make your stay outstanding. We understand that by providing well presented surroundings we are encouraging an enjoyable stay. After all, it's those little touches that make the difference. Whether it's the comfy beds, the quality linen or simply providing access to wireless internet we strive to provide 'the perfect stay'.
4 Lower Court Road, Almondsbury,
Somerset
 BS32 4DX

E-mail:

Reservations@
crossoverhouse.co.uk


CROSSOVER HOUSE CLICK
Day:        01454 614360

Evening:   01454 614364
Days Inn Bristol - M5 Motorway
Close to Bristol, Bristol Airport and Portbury Docks with Free Wi-Fi   For a fun family holiday or an energizing weekend getaway, book your suite at the recently updated Days Inn Bristol M5 hotel, near Clifton Bridge. With easy access to the M5 as well as Bristol Airport and Portbury Docks, our hotel in Bristol, UK, is a convenient home base for exploring Bristol and southwest UK. Start your day with a hot Daybreak breakfast buffet and take advantage of free Wi-Fi Internet access to check out local events from your hotel room. When you return, relax in our game room or lounge, or read your free newspaper. We offer free parking, and non-smoking and handicapped-accessible suites are available at our pet-friendly hotel.
Days Inn
                Bristol M5 in Bristol, United Kingdom Gordano Motorway Services M5, Bristol,
 Somerset
BS20 7XG

DAYS INN BRISTOL CLICK
 

Phone:
     01275
-373709

Doubletree by Hilton Cadbury House Hotel & Spa
DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol-South Cadbury House is located only minutes from Junctions 20 & 21 of the M5 motorway, Bristol International Airport & Yatton Railway station which has direct links to Bristol City Centre and London. This Bristol hotel is set against a backdrop of woodland and the semi-rural location is complemented by wonderful views across the Bristol Channel and beyond into Wales. Our full service hotel offers a relaxed country ambiance with a warm and friendly service. Our contemporary hotel features conveniences suited to the business traveler, along with a great location and recreational amenities to please leisure guests. Spacious Guest Rooms and Suites boast a long list of guest amenities, such as generous work surfaces and the luxurious Sweet Dreams Bed Experience. Free WiFi is also available in public areas. DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol-South Cadbury House has 12 flexible Conference and Banqueting rooms to meet all your needs, including the magnificent Great Room and the equally impressive Drawing Room. All rooms offer the latest audio-visual equipment, creative catering services and professional staff to anticipate your needs and flawlessly execute your business conference, training seminar, reception, gala, wedding or social event. To avoid disappointment, please book in advance for dinner at the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill and for treatments in The Spa.
Doubletree by Hilton Bristol South-Cadbury House
                Hotel, UK - Hotel Exterior Frost Hill
Congresbury
Bristol
Somerset
BS49 5AD

DOUBLETREE CLICK
Tel: 01934 834343
Downs Edge
At Downs Edge you will find the warm welcome and relaxed atmosphere of a Country House combined with professionalism gained through many years of management of some of Britains finest five star Hotels. This comfortable and elegant Bed & Breakfast is set in magnificent gardens opening onto the Bristol Downs to the front, an open park of some 450 acres, and onto the Botanic Gardens to the rear - truly “A Countryside location in the heart of the City”. It is ideally situated for the amenities of the City - but lies amid the uniquely peaceful surroundings of open parkland. The House is furnished with fine period furniture and paintings and a Library containing many interesting books on the history of Bristol. The en-suite bedroom accomodation is very comfortable, with special attention to detail. Sample delicious breakfasts from our Gourmet Breakfast Menu - from Greek Yoghurt with Almonds, Honey and Fresh Fruit to Traditional English Breakfasts, Sumptuous Eggs Royale or Delicately Spiced Mushrooms on Toast.
Saville Road,
 Stoke Bishop,
 Bristol,
 BS9 1JA
email
welcome@downsedge.com

DOWNS EDGE CLICK
Tel. +44(0)117 968 3264    Fax. +44(0)117 968 7063
Express by Holiday Inn Bristol North
Our modern red-brick hotel boasts fresh contemporary interiors and is conveniently located within Bristol Parkway Business Park, 5 miles from Bristol's lively city centre and 15 miles from Bristol Airport. Getting around is a breeze - Holiday Inn Express Bristol-North is just a short drive from the nearby M4 and M5 motorways, and less than a mile from Bristol Parkway train station.The 2 modern meeting rooms at Holiday Inn Express Bristol-North can accommodate up to 34 people and there's plenty of complimentary onsite parking for your delegates. You can log on to free wireless Internet in our smart public areas.  Wake up to a complimentary continental breakfast with hot items in Holiday Inn Express Bristol-North's convivial Great Room. You can prepare for your meeting over coffee in the peaceful lounge area. An afternoon snack menu is available and our friendly bar is the ideal spot to meet and mingle with colleagues over evening drinks.
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Bristol Parkway Business Park
Bristol
BS34 8SJ
EXPRESS BY HOLIDAY INN CLICK
Tel: +44 117 317 2700
Fern Cottage Bed & Breakfast
 Sue and Pete welcome you to Fern Cottage, Award Winning Bed and Breakfast.  We're a smallholding set in 2 acres of conservation/greenbelt area, with panoramic views, yet only 15 minutes from the centre of Bath and Bristol.  Our passion is good food and guests can enjoy an exceptional quality breakfast, using local, home grown, home made and organic produce. We have four double bedrooms with en-suites (two with king size beds), all with panoramic countryside views.  Three rooms are in the stable block overlooking the wildlife field and the fourth room is situated at the rear of the cottage.  Each room has it’s own separate entrance.  Our beautiful accommodation reflects the high standard of quality, attention to detail and offers affordable luxury which is complemented by excellent food and service.  All rooms have home made biscuits and guests arriving at 4pm are offered complimentary home made cream tea on arrival. We specialise in giving our guests an exceptional and extensive breakfast menu complimented on by top Chefs Gary Rhodes and Michael Caines on the UKTV Local Food Heroes programme, for using only local/home grown/home made/seasonal and organic produce.  If you would like to find out more please do not hesitate to call or email us.  We are able to cater for any dietary requirements, such as coeliacs or vegetarians.  Our web site is quite extensive and hopefully you will find it of interest when making your decision about where to stay for that special break away.
  188 Shortwood Hill
Pucklechurch
South Gloucestershire
BS16 9PG

FERN COTTAGE CLICK
 Tel: 0117 937 4966
Future Inns Bristol Cabot Circus Hotel
Future Inns hotel Bristol, Cabot Circus is located in the city centre next to Bristol's newest shopping centre, Cabot Circus. It is close to the business district and within walking distance of numerous nearby attractions. Housed within the Future Inns hotel in Bristol you will also find Chophouse Restaurant which, in our humble opinion, serves some of the best steaks in Bristol. The Future Inns Bristol hotel is just 10 minutes walk from Bristol Temple Meads station, 20 minutes drive from Bristol International Airport and easily accessible from the M4, M32 and M5 motorways.
Future Inns Bristol Hotel Free Parking for Guests Bond Street South
Bristol
BS1 3EN

FUTURE INN CLICK
Tel: 0845 094 5588
Grand Hotel
Located on Broad Street, The Grand hotel in Bristol City Centre truly lives up to its name. Dating from Victorian times, our newly-refurbished hotel blends classic period charm with the very best in contemporary comforts. With 182 spacious bedrooms, including sumptuous suites, the grand majority of which have been newly-refurbished to the highest standards, The Grand is one of the few hotels in Bristol which offering both convenience and luxury. We also offer a choice of nine elegant function rooms, making The Grand Hotel one of the most popular wedding venues in Bristol. Our Otium Health & Leisure Club offers a full rage of spa and beauty treatments, plus a fully equipped gym and indoor swimming pool. For guests travelling by car, The Grand hotel in Bristol has parking available, just across a quiet cobbled street; Bristol Temple Meads railway station is less than a mile away. We look forward to welcoming you to The Grand hotel, Bristol very soon.
The Grand by Thistle exterior Broad Street
Old City
Bristol
BS1 2EL

THE GRAND CLICK
Tel: 0871 376 9042
The Grange Hotel
The Grange hotel is an elegant 4 star hotel set among 18 acres of landscaped gardens. This Bristol hotel is only a short drive to the city centre and Parkway train station. Its 68 stylish guest rooms have satellite TV and internet access. Try a sophisticated lunch or dinner menu in the Acorn Restaurant or relax in the cosiness of the Conservatory Bar. The hotel has an indoor heated pool and fitness centre, and the 7 meeting rooms can hold up to 150 people for a banquet.
Old Gloucester Road
Northwoods
Winterbourne
Bristol
BS36 1RP
GRANGE HOTEL CLICK
Tel: 0844 815 9063
Grasmere Court
Located on the A4 between Bath and Bristol, this hotel offers a great location from which to explore the charming Somerset countryside.  The Hotel is a non smoking establishment which has sixteen bedrooms, all with private facilities and everything you would expect from a small country house Hotel. The hotel has two lounges; one having the residents bar, where you can socialise with your favourite drinks and the other offering a relaxing atmosphere, were you can sit and read and reflect on your day. The Restaurant seats 54 and to start the day we serve a full English breakfast, plus a choice of cereal, fruit and yoghurt from our breakfast bar. Evening meals are available Monday to Thursday 6.30 to 8.00pm unless by prior arrangement. The restaurant is also available Monday-Saturday Lunch times and Friday & Saturday Evenings for Group bookings of 10 or more. If you are staying for the weekend, the Grasmere Court Hotel can boast a very popular Sunday Lunch Menu, specialising on the traditional Sunday Roast. Booking is essential from Noon and 2.00pm also available for none residents.
22 - 24 Bath Road,
Keynsham,
Somerset
BS31 1SN
GRASMERE COURT CLICK
Tel: 0117 9862662
The Greenhouse 
Welcome to The Greenhouse - an award-winning b&b offering contemporary, quiet, non-smoking accommodation in Bristol.  A warm welcome and quality service awaits you at this Visit Britain 4-star, silver-rated bed and breakfast. Based in Southville, The Greenhouse is a 5-minute stroll from the Harbourside, SS Great Britain and Tobacco Factory. Unusually in the city, The Greenhouse offers plentiful, free car-parking in a quiet cul-de-sac, and there's rear access with locked bicycle storage for those travelling by bicycle.  Park up, relax and enjoy strolling around the city. For both tourist and business travellers, the rooms are well-equipped with flat screen tv's and have free wifi access. We choose organic, fairtrade and local foods, and aim to make your stay as comfortable as possible with soft organic towels, sumptuous natural bedding and toiletries that are kind to both you and the planet.

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                and Breakfast Bristol Bristol BS3 1RJ 61 Greenbank Road
Southville
Bristol
BS3 1RJ
 GREENHOUSE CLICK
Tel: +44 0117 902 9166
Grey House Bed and Breakfast
Pauline and Mike welcome you to The Grey House near Bristol, offering quality B&B accommodation in a range of ensuite and standard single, double, twin or family rooms, all presented in a contemporary style.  The accommodation is a converted Smithy and each warm, quiet and comfortable room is equipped with flat screen digital multi-channel television, free wi-fi internet access and tea and coffee making facilities.  We also have a separate self-catering unit consisting of 2 large en-suite rooms which have use of a fully equipped kitchen, which is ideal for both short and long breaks.  This unit can provide accommodation for 4-8 people and is always very popular with families.  We are open all year round and provide ideal accommodation for both business travellers working for Rolls Royce, British Aerospace or any other companies in the Bristol M4/M5 corridor, and for tourists visiting the historic port city of Bristol.  We have ample off street parking and we are ideally situated for the M4/M5 interchange. Bristol city centre is just 6.5 miles away and Parkway train station just over 2 miles, both on a direct bus route.  So we are ideally located for business travellers
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 Patchway,
Bristol
BS34 6AL

THE GREY HOUSE CLICK
Tel  - +44(0)1454
852820
Henbury Lodge Hotel
The 20-plus room Henbury Lodge Hotel offers all the facilities you need to enjoy your stay in the vibrant city of Bristol. Each luxurious guest room is fitted with a large bed and satellite television, while the onsite restaurant has won awards for its superb cuisine and service. Not just limited to serving hotel guests, the restaurant is a popular venue for weddings and birthdays. The hotel is easily accessed via the M5 (Junction 17) and is just three miles from Bristol city centre.
Station Road,
Bristol,
Somerset
BS10 7QQ

HENBURY LODGE CLICK
Tel:
0117 9502615
Highcliffe Hotel
The English Tourist Board 2 Star hotel is a Victorian building, located in a quiet area of Clevedon within walking distance of the pier and sea front. The Highcliffe is privately owned, is noted for its friendly staff and ability to make customers, either those working in the area or on a leisure break, feel very much at home. We have ninteen spacious bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, tv, hair dryer, WIFI, direct dial telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, self setting alarm calls, direct incoming call facility and work desk. Over half of our rooms have sea views. Our separate restaurant and bar area both have sea views. Relax and unwind on our open terrace area with glorious views.  We offer a wide range of good quality,home cooked meals. Choose to eat in our cosy bar or in the restaurant, whichever suits your mood   Main courses start from £8.95, and our bar offers drinks at pub prices  Bookings are necessary over weekends
The Highcliffe Hotel, Clevedon Wellington Terrace
Clevedon
Somerset
BS21 7PU

HIGHCLIFFE HOTEL CLICK


Tel: 01275 873250
Hilton Bristol
Unwind in the heated indoor pool at the Hilton Bristol hotel, just 8 miles from Bristol's bustling city center. De-stress in the health club, sauna and steam room, or relax over dinner in this Bristol hotel's restaurant or bar. Enjoy your stay in our bright and airy rooms with high-speed internet access. The contemporary rooms, in rich, warm tones, have opening windows. Catch up with work at the desk, watch on-demand movies on the 32-inch LCD TV or relax in the easy chair.

Hotel Exterior Woodlands Lane,
Bristol,
Somerset
 BS32 4JF

HILTON BRISTOL CLICK
Tel: 08705 515151
Hilton Garden Inn Bristol City Centre
Located in the heart of Bristol, the contemporary Hilton Garden Inn Bristol City Centre is within short walking distance of many tourist attractions and local business. Bristol International Airport is 10 miles south-west of Bristol, with an approximate travelling time of 20 minutes to the hotel and a dedicated express coach service running every 10 minutes during peak times. All 167 of the Evolution Guest Rooms at this Bristol hotel offer a choice of Queen and Twin-sized beds, many of which offer views of Temple Park. Each room is equipped with an Apple iMac TV/PC, complimentary wireless internet access, air conditioning a mini refrigerator and tea and coffee making facilities. Hold a meeting at this modern Bristol city centre hotel in one of 2 flexible conference rooms, all of which feature the latest in audio/visual technology. Stay connected to the office with our complimentary 24-hour business centre. Dine on the terrace in of the stylish City Café restaurant and unrivalled views of Temple Park and contemporary British cuisine prepared by our team of AA Rosette winning chefs or shop for snacks and ready-made meals any time of the day or night in our 24-hour Pavilion Pantry®. Keep fit in our complimentary 24-hour Fitness Centre or travel into the Bristol’s city centre for a large variety of shops, bars, restaurants and leisure activities.
Temple Way
Temple
Bristol
BS1 6BF

HILTON GARDEN INN CLICK

Tel: +44 0117 9251001
Holiday Inn Bristol Airport
Just 3 miles from Bristol International Airport, our intimate 80-room hotel is the ideal choice if you have an early flight to catch. Our 24-hour shuttle bus speeds you between the airport and our tranquil countryside location. Stay a little longer to visit cosmopolitan Bristol city centre just 11 miles away, and check your flight times via wireless Internet in Holiday Inn Bristol Airport's public areas.Work up an appetite on the fitness equipment in our high-tech MiniGym and linger over modern seasonal cuisine in bistro-style Restaurant 38. Holiday Inn Bristol Airport is just 9 miles from spectacular Cheddar Gorge, set amid the dramatic scenery of the Mendip Hills, while Weston-super-Mare's popular seafront is 12 miles away. Upgrade to a stylish Executive room to enjoy complimentary high-speed Internet and a 38-inch flat-screen TV. Executive rooms also include bathrobes and complimentary copies of Condé Nast Traveller magazine. You can host events in our 2 naturally lit meeting rooms with wireless Internet and space for up to 65 delegates. Fill up on continental buffet breakfast from 4am and a full English buffet from 6am in Restaurant 38 at Holiday Inn Bristol Airport. Ground-floor Bar 38 is a sociable spot to meet and mingle over drinks.
Hotel Exterior A38 Bridgwater Road, Wrington,
 Wrington,
Somerset
 BS40 5RB

BRISTOL AIRPORT HOLIDAY INN CLICK
  Front Desk: +44-1934-
861123   
 Fax: +44-1934-
861133
Holiday Inn Bristol City Centre
Holiday Inn Bristol City Centre, the newest hotel in Bristol is located in the heart of the city, next to Cabot Circus on St James Barton round-about. Shopping, entertainment, nightlife, arts, sights, history and culture are within a 10 minute walk. Only a stone throw away from the main bus station, a 15 minutes walk to Temple Meads railway station & easy drive in/out to M4/M5 motorways. The fully furnished venue has 127 standard rooms, 24 executive rooms, and 4 suites with the latest audio visual equipment, modern fully-equipped gym, open kitchen restaurant, a bar with lounge area and 7 floors of car parking with 7 flexible meeting rooms, banqueting and function facilities. All rooms have high power rain showers and baths in some, led TVs, multimedia hubs, individual climate control, iHome docking alarm clocks, mini-bars, safe, complimentary coffee/tea facilities. The executive rooms have all features of standard rooms with 40” led TVs, iron & ironing boards, bath robes / slippers, illuminated mirror with electronic facility for shaving, whirl pool tub. The suits additionally enjoy 2 led TVs, spa bath, walk-in separate shower, TVs in bathrooms, feature fire, trouser press, espresso machine & PS3 game console. The staff eagerly awaits to welcome you to the latest iconic hotel in Bristol.
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 Bristol,
 BS1 3LE

CITY CENTRE HOLIDAY INN CLICK
  Front Desk: 44-117-
9245000 
    Fax: 44-117-
9240050
Holiday Inn Bristol Filton
Set in 11 acres of countryside and nestling next to a relaxing lake, the Holiday Inn Bristol Filton hotel is located in the North Filton Business District close to Bristol City Centre with easy access to the M32, M4 and M5.  The Holiday Inn Bristol Filton features a fully equipped Spirit Health Club. Hotel guests can enjoy complimentary use of our leisure club in Bristol, with a fully-equipped gymnasium, heated swimming pool and sauna. Beauty treatments are also available to guests and non-residents.Our Bristol hotel offers a unique opportunity to go fishing during your stay. Guests at the Bristol Filton hotel can enjoy complimentary fishing in our very own, on-site fishing lake. There is also a selection of golf courses within a short drive from the Holiday Inn Bristol - Filton hotel.
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Hambrook,
 Bristol
BS16 1QX
FILTON HOLIDAY INN CLICK
Tel: +44 (0) 871 942 9014
Holiday Inn Express
Stay at the modern Holiday Inn Express Bristol City Centre hotel, opposite Bristol Temple Meads train station and a short stroll to Bristol's office and shopping districts. Holiday Inn Express Bristol City Centre is directly opposite the Grade 1-listed Bristol Temple Meads train station. The well-linked M32 is 1 mile from the hotel and connects to the M4 and M5. A shuttle bus will whizz you from Bristol Airport, 5 miles away, to your sky-blue Guest room in the hotel which has wireless Internet. Bristol's fashionable Cabot Circus is about a mile away. Cross the street from Holiday Inn Express Bristol City Centre to the regenerated Temple Quay office district and invite colleagues for informal meetings in our relaxed Great Room. You can catch performances at the city's nearby concert venues, Colston Hall and Bristol Hippodrome. Wake up to scrambled eggs and sausages at the complimentary breakfast buffet in our Great Room.
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Temple Gate House
Temple Meads
Bristol
BS1 6PL

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS BRISTOL CENTRE CLICK
  Front Desk: 44-117-
9304800    
 Fax: 44-117-
9304900
The Hollies
A wonderful rambling Bed & Breakfast, 'The Hollies'. This is a family run business from an old Victorian Bakery set in the picturesque village of Pensford. 6 miles from Bristol & 8 miles from Bath. 20 minutes from Bristol International Airport. Excellent tariff.
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Pensford Hill
Pensford
BRISTOL
BS39 4AA

HOLLIES CLICK
01761 490 456
Hotel Du Vin And Bistro Bristol
This magnificently restored Sugar House, previously a collection of Grade II-listed warehouses from the 1700s, is now home to Hotel du Vin Bristol. Located close to the rejuvenated waterfront, the hotel features 40 bedrooms, including several stunning double-height loft suites, award winning bistro, private bar and secluded courtyard. Housed within this impressive building are 40 timelessly styled bedrooms and stunning suites, all featuring luxurious handsprung mattresses, fine Egyptian linen, deep baths and powerful drench showers, plasma TVs, DVDs and air conditioning.  In the warmer months why not take advantage of our courtyard located at the front of the hotel with direct access to the bar. Dine alfresco, or enjoy a glass of rosé in this tranquil, leafy oasis and make sure you get every last drop out of the great British weather.
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Narrow Lewins Mead
Bristol
BS1 2NU

HOTEL DU VIN CLICK
Tel: +44 0117 9255577
Hotel Ibis Bristol Centre
The Ibis Bristol Central hotel can be found right adjacent to the historic Bristol Harbourside. Conveniently a few minutes walk from the City Centre and the famous Hippodrome Theatre. The 182 non-smoking and modern guestrooms all have Internet access and satellite TV. You can enjoy Ibis English Buffet Breakfast, a nice meal at the Café Restaurant or a nightcap in our friendly bar. There is discounted parking just across the road  Just 20 minutes from Temple Meads train station and easily accessible from the airport via the M32 motorway.
Explore Lane,
Bristol,
  BS1 5TY

HOTEL IBIS CITY
CENTRE CLICK

Phone: 0117 9897200
 Hotel Ibis Temple Meads
A few minutes from the new Cabott Circus Shopping Centre and walking distance to the city centre and Harbourside area. Easy to reach from Bristol Airport by bus "Airport Flyer" and the M32 motorway, the hotel offers 141 rooms (all non smoking) with en-suite shower and features a restaurant and a bar. Closest public paying car park is Temple Quay car park .
Avon Street
Bristol,
BS2 0PS
HOTEL IBIS TEMPLE
 MEADS CLICK

 Tel.: (+44)117/
9543600

Fax.: (+44)117/
9543610
Hotel24seven
Hotel24Seven is situated just outside the centre of the vibrant West Country city of Bristol. Offering comfortable, affordable hotel accommodation with shared self-catering facilities also provided, Hotel24Seven is an affordable hotel with rooms ranging from budget rooms with shared bathroom facilities to en-suite executive and deluxe rooms within this Victorian-era building. The lively, regenerated Harbourside area of Bristol, which has plenty of shops, restaurants, bars and cafes, is only a ten minute walk away.
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 Bristol, 
BS3 1DQ
HOTEL23SEVEN CLICK
Tel 0844 770 9411
International Booking Helpline        +44 (0)7711 62 6662
The Hunters Rest Inn****
Built in 1750 as a hunting lodge for the Earl of Warwick, The Hunters Rest Inn today provides luxurious en-suite accommodation within this traditional English inn. Each en-suite room is individually designed and furnished to a high standard, with LCD TV. Several have four-poster beds. The inn serves a wide range of refreshments including real ales and a seasonal menu. Open log fires warm the inn during colder months. The position of The Hunters Rest, on Clutton Hill, offers stunning views over the Cam Valley to the Mendip Hills. Both Bath and Bristol are within easy driving distance.
 
King Lane
Clutton Hill,
Clutton,
  BS39 5QL

HUNTERS REST INN CLICK
Telephone : (01761) 452303
Fax : (01761) 453308
Kendall Guest House
Kendall Guest House is located in the village of Saltford, just 4 miles from Bath and 7 miles from Bristol. It offers first class, clean and comfortable accommodation in a family friendly environment. Ideally situated for exploring Somerset and Devon, there are delightful riverside pubs and 2 excellent restaurants a few minutes walk away, and good road access to the M5 and M4 motorways along the main A4 road. The spacious rooms are tastefully furnished, with TVs, radios and tea and coffee makers in each room. A cooked breakfast is served daily and can be taken on the patio in summer. Lynne &  Steve Brown have been running KENDALL GUEST HOUSE for 12 years and have built up a first class reputation for providing top quality accommodation in a friendly family atmosphere.

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Saltford,
Bristol,
BS31 3DJ
KENDALL GUEST HOUSE CLICK
Tel:
01225
872499
The Langford Inn
The Langford Inn is an award winning village pub, restaurant and inn, situated in Langford just outside Bristol. The traditional country pub offers excellent quality food and a superb range of local cask ales. Adjacent to The Langford Inn, are seven en-suite bedrooms, housed in two converted 17th century barns, featuring exposed beams, original brickwork and Oak floors, but with all the luxury you would expect for modern day living, flat screen TV’s with DVD’s, free WiFi connection, tea & coffee making facilities, three suites one with twin Jacuzzi, and one with shower room able to accommodate disabled guests.No pets in bedrooms and all rooms are non smoking.
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                Breakfast Accommodation in Bristol - Lower Langford
                Bristol Somerset Lower Langford,
Burrington,
 Somerset
BS40 5BL
LANGFORD INN CLICK
Tel: 01934 863059
Leigh Farm
Leigh Farm is a family run working farm rearing mainly cattle, also a small amount of pigs and sheep. The farm is set quietly within 140 acres at the back of Pensford Village between Bath and Bristol. The natural stone built conversion formerly cow stalls now form one and two bedroomed terraced bungalow style self catering accommodation with grassy forecourt in front for guests to sit out and enjoy the peace of the countryside. We have many species of wild life around the ponds set close to the farmhouse. Within walking distance is the village with a General Store and Post Office and, several pubs serving meals.
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Old Road
Pensford
Bristol
BS39 4BA

LEIGH FARM CLICK
Tel: 01761 490281 
Lodge On The Park
lodgeonthepark.com is a new, stylish affordable place to stay in north Bristol.Rooms designed with you in mind Double bed, flat screen TV, high spec ensuite facilities, free WiFi access. More about our rooms Book a room Midweek rates from £99.00 per room and Weekend rates from £49.00 per room including VAT.
Self Check-in
When you arrive at the Lodge, there’s a self-check in service in Starbucks – simply use your reservation confirmation number or name to retrieve your booking details. But don’t worry, there’s always someone on hand to help if technology is not your thing.
Meet & Eat
A range of drinks, snacks, pizzas and pastas are available from our continental style cafe, lounge and bar.
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Almondsbury
Bristol
BS32 4TS

LODGE ON THE PARK CLICK
Tel: 01454 201777
The Malago Guest House
Welcome to The Malago Bed and Breakfast, we are sure that you will not find a bed and breakfast as comfortable and welcoming as ours in Bristol!  Bristol is a contemporary, cutting-edge city with a rich historic and maritime heritage  We are a local family who own and run The Malago Bed and Breakfast. We make sure our priority is to provide a high standard of comfort to every guest throughout their stay in our 21 bedroom bed and breakfast. Within walking distance of The Malago Bed and Breakfast is Bristol's City Centre where you will find Bristol's Tourist Attractions, shopping centres and bustling nightlife. We are sure you will find everything you need for your stay at our Malago Bed and Breakfast, tastefully decorated rooms with flatscreen TV, DVD and Freeview, your own luxurious bathroom, FREE WIFI and FREE PARKING. We aim to make every guest our priority with a warm and friendly welcome. Continental Breakfast is included in your stay at no additional cost.
113 West Street,
Bristol,
 BS3 3PD

MALAGO GUEST
HOUSE CLICK
Tel: 0117 939 4692
Meadow Cottage Guest House
A fine 17th century thatched former farm house, set in an acre of mature south facing gardens in the lee of the Mendip Hills, offering wonderfully comfortable private accommodation to guests, furnished with antiques, in a family friendly way. The property was completely refurbished in 2006, removing the idiosyncratic quirks from the plumbing and installing a professional kitchen. We also have two terraces to enjoy the best of the summer.  Meadow Cottage Guest House is situated in a quiet location, just minutes from Bristol International Airport so perfect for overnight stops if flying via Bristol. The B&B accommodation, set in a 17th century farmhouse, includes period features, comfortable and well-appointed bedrooms, free luxury toiletries, bottled water and fresh milk. This Bristol Bed and Breakfast is set in beautiful south-facing gardens, close to the Airport but reassuringly quiet. A good night's sleep can and will be had. Holiday parking and shuttle are available when booked in advance.
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Redhill,
Somerset
BS40 5RN

MEADOW COTTAGE CLICK
Tel: 01934 862 870
Milton’s Lodge
Established in 1994, Milton’s Country Lodge is a family run establishment which offers personal service, spacious character styled accommodation together with the home comforts you would expect for modern day living. Set at the foot of the Mendips, between Churchill and Congresbury,we are ideally situated for business or pleasure & a perfect stopover for Bristol International Airport.  Within a few minutes drive there is an abundance of local eateries to suit all budgets. From village pubs to quality restaurants - Greek, Indian, numerous traditional English & of course Marco Pierre White’s award winning Steakhouse & Cocktail bar. Milton’s has 5 Cottage style suites ‘little houses’ with beamed ceilings & stable gate doors, & 2 recently developed executive style cottages, - on one level. All rooms have LCD TV's, minibar, hospitality tray, free wifi, work station, hairdryer & iron. Exceptionally spacious, each suite has its own entrance, attractively furnished lounge (recently refurbished) with 32” TV. & large shower room. The open plan bedroom is on the mezzanine level approached by a small flight of stairs.
Executive rooms: Recently developed, large modern styled rooms with all the amenities on the ground floor level, View image gallery (yellow bedroom pictures taken this year!).
Miltons Lodge, 15K Stock Lane,
Congresbury,
 Somerset
BS40 5EU

MILTON'S LODGE CLICK
Telephone:01934 852352
The Model Farm
Keith and Margaret Hasell offer you a warm welcome to The Model Farm and hope you have a pleasant stay in their Grade II listed farmhouse. The Hasell family have lived at The Model Farm since 1940 they moved here when the family farm at Bishop Sutton was earmarked for part of Chew Valley Lake. The third generation is now working the farm, which consists of 460 acres of land on which we keep beef animals and grow wheat for bread making and animal feed and oilseed rape for cooking oil.  Our farm diversification consists of fun days for 4 x 4 off road vehicles which is on 45 acres once a month, great fun! Children are welcome, sorry no pets. We are open all year round except Christmas and New Year. A car is almost essential to visitors as we are located in the countryside, a little way from local transport connections. Guests have use of fridge/freezer, and there are good pubs and restaurants for meals nearby. The Model Farm has a non - smoking policy.
Model Farm Bed and Breakfast, 8K Model Farm,
Norton Hawkfield,
Pensford,
 Bristol,
BS39 4HA

MODEL FARM CLICK
Telephone: 01275 832144

Novotel Bristol Centre
Novotel Bristol Centre is a modern 4-star hotel ideally located in the city centre next to Temple Meads train station and a few min walk from Bristol's attractions area. The hotel boasts 131 bedrooms including 15 Executive rooms and 1 Suite each with wireless internet and HD TV. Our 7 meeting rooms can accommodate up to 200 people. The Elements restaurant offers International cuisine and the bar is the perfect place to relax and re energize. We also have a fitness suite with sauna & steam room.
Victoria Street
Bristol
BS1 6HY
NOVOTEL BRISTOL CLICK
Tel: +44 0117 9769988
number 38 clifton
Number Thirty Eight Clifton is Bristol's new townhouse accommodation. We offer ten stylish bedrooms in a recently refurbished Georgian merchant’s house at the top of the City. We aim to offer the discerning traveller an alternative to the corporate environment of many city hotels and to provide a contemporary 'home away from home' feel — focusing on providing our customers with the highest level of comfort and care. Due to the nature of the building, we are unfortunately unable to accommodate children aged under 12. With panoramic city views from the rear of the building and the vast expanse of Clifton Downs to the front we are ideally placed for a short stop-over or weekend city break.
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Bristol
BS8 2XN


NO 38 CLICK
Tel: 0117 946 6905
Old Castle Green Bed and Breakfast
Our rooms are finished to modern standards and all have tea / coffee making facilities digital TV (some accommodation has cable TV others Freeview) and subject to availability free Wi-Fi access. Our guests have 24 hour access to our kitchen where breakfast is provided for. Our accommodation is ideally situated close to all major transport links. The M32 is a five minute drive Cabot Circus is a five minute walk Temple Meads and the Bus / Coach Stations are both within walking distance too. Old Castle Green Bed and Breakfast is generally only available for adults
46 Gloucester Lane,
Bristol, 
BS2 0DP

OLD CASTLE GREEN CLICK
Tel:
0117
330 1996
The Old Court
The Old Court enjoys a central location for visiting Bath Bristol Wells Shepton Mallet and Frome. Attractions nearby include Bath Thermal Bath Spa Theatre Royal Cheddar Caves & Gorge Longleat Safari Park Glastonbury Abbey Wells Cathedral and Wookey Hole Caves. Relax in the Roman style Jacuzzi and Sauna Room or outdoors by the pond and waterfall. Children are very welcome at The Old Court. Facilties for children include highchairs, games, cots, children’s menu and babysitting.
The Old Court, Main Road (A37), Temple Cloud,
 Somerset
BS39 5DA

THE OLD COURT CLICK
Tel:
 01761  451101
The Old Manor House Hotel
The Old Manor House Hotel in Keynsham in Somerset has the feel of old England about it as it dates from the 17th Century. Originally built in 1609 as the Abbot's house to an ancient abbey the building was later turned into a hotel as Keynsham is located on a major route between Bath and Bristol. The hotel has a choice of nine bedrooms with some even boasting four posted beds, whilst all have free Wi-Fi internet access.
Keynsham Accommodation 5 Bristol Road,
Keynsham,
Somerset
BS31 2BA
OLD MANOR HOUSE CLICK
Tel :
0117 986 3107
The Old Parsonage
The Old Parsonage is situated between Bath, Bristol and Wells of the edge of Mendip Hills, off the A37. Housed within a 17th century Grade Two listed house that was owned by the Duchy of Cornwall for over 200 years, this bed and breakfast has a total of three bedrooms and is 25 minutes from Bristol International Airport. The Old Parsonage is conveniently placed for visiting the West Country and has plenty of off street car parking available. Buses stop right outside and the train stations of Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa are a 25 minute bus ride away.
The Old parsonage
Main Street,
Farrington Gurney,
Somerset
BS39 6UB

THE OLD PARSONAGE CLICK
Tel :
01761 453553
The Park Hotel
 The Park Hotel Falfield near Bristol is a country house hotel located in over 4 acres of charming landscaped gardens.  The Park Hotel is perfect for any special occasion from Family Celebrations and Weddings to Corporate Functions, Seminars or Meetings. The Park Hotel has 17 en-suite bedrooms and can offer bespoke accommodation packages to all customers.  Beautifully landscaped grounds make The Park Hotel near Bristol an ideal wedding venue.  Whether you are looking for an all inclusive package or just the wedding breakfast and/or evening function, The Park Hotel offers a choice of flexible packages to suit all budgets.  Additionally, The Park Hotel is a licensed wedding venue, and can offer complete exclusivity of the hotel for The Special Day!  The Park Hotel is a perfect meeting or event venue.  Our function rooms and facilities can cater for meetings, training days and seminars of any size from 5 to 80 delegates.  Relax with a meal in our restaurant, or enjoy a snack in our bar; all our food is freshly prepared on the premises using locally sourced produce wherever possible.
Falfield
Whitfield
Nr Bristol
Gloucestershire
GL12 8DR

THE PARK HOTEL CLICK
Tel:
 01454 260550
Plush Hotel Bristol Airport
Plush Hotels Bristol Airport is a unique boutique hotel and being just 2km in distance from Bristol International Airport is now the closest hotel to the airport.
Guest Rooms : Each of its 9 bedrooms are en-suite with decadent furnishings and a truly luxurious finish. All rooms have flat-screen TVs and free Internet access, sumptuous Egyptian cotton bed linen and complimentary personal Temple Spa toiletries. They also provide free bottled water in the rooms.
Health Club & Spa Facilities :
Start your wind down a day early and make use of their large indoor swimming pool and jacuzzi. You can even arrange for a visiting beauty therapist to come to your room - providing treatments such as facials, hand and foot treatments or a full body massage.
Food & Drink:  Before you leave for the airport in the morning enjoy a healthy continental buffet breakfast (or takeaway breakfast bags for early risers). Holiday parking packages are available at Plush for up to 15 days. Your car will be kept onsite in a secure car park at the hotel behind a gated enclosure.
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Redhill, 
 Somerset
 BS40 5TD

PLUSH HOTEL CLICK
Tel:
 01934 862410,
Premier Inn Bristol (Alveston)
Bristol Alveston Premier Inn is just minutes away from M5 and makes a great break en-route to Cornwall, Devon or South Wales. It's also only 40 miles to Cardiff city centre and has a local Golf and leisure club within walking distance; this hotel makes a great venue for weddings, events and conferences. Our Bristol (Alveston) Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, incredibly comfy beds in every room and an onsite restaurant.

 Thornbury Road, 
Alveston,
Nr. Bristol,
 BS35 3LL

PREMIER INN ALVESTON CLICK
Tel: 0871 527 8152
Premier Inn Bristol Airport (Sidcot)
Bristol Airport. For National Rail links, Bristol city centre is 19 miles away. A short drive from this hotel are attractions such as Cheddar Gorge and Caves and Weston-super-Mare. Our Bristol Airport (Sidcot) Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, incredibly comfy beds in every room and an onsite Brewers Fayre restaurant serving great value pub favourites in a family friendly environment.
 Bridgewater Road,  Winscombe,
Nr. Bristol,
North Somerset,
BS25 1NN
PREMIER INN  BRISTOL AIRPORT  CLICK
Tel: 0871 527 8154
Premier Inn Bristol City Centre (Haymarket)
Located in the heart of Bristol city centre, with excellent transport links, including an Airport Flyer which goes from the adjacent bus station. Conveniently located for Cabot Circus and Broadmead shopping and all amenities and attractions including historic landmarks, bars and restaurants.Our Bristol City Cen (Haymarket) Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, incredibly comfy beds in every room and an onsite Beefeater restaurant serving freshly cooked chargrilled food.

The Haymarket
Bristol
Bristol
BS1 3LR
PREMIER INN  HAYMARKET CLICK
Tel: 0871 527 8156
Premier Inn Bristol City Centre (King Street)
A great city centre hotel, close to the Harbourside and within easy reach of the Hippodrome theatre and Colston Hall, Bristol's largest concert hall. From this hotel, you can easily get to Arnolfini Art Gallery and for shopping - Cabot Circus and Broadmead are within walking distance. Our Bristol City Centre (King Street) Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, incredibly comfy beds in every room and an onsite pub restaurant.

 Llandoger Trow, 
King Street,
Bristol, 
BS1 4ER
PREMIER INN KING ST.  CLICK
Tel: 0871 527 8158
Premier Inn Bristol Cribbs Causeway
Situated near Junction 17 of M5 and close to the interchange between M4/M5. Within walking distance is indoor shopping centre The Mall at Cribbs Causeway, as is the retail park with entertainment facilities including bowling and a cinema. Our Bristol Cribbs Causeway Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, incredibly comfy beds in every room and an integrated restaurant serving a mix of traditional and contemporary dishes.

 Cribbs Causeway, 
Catbrain Lane,
Bristol, 
 BS10 7TQ
PREMIER INN CRIBBS CAUSEWAY  CLICK
Tel: 0871 527 8160
Premier Inn Bristol East (Emersons Green)
This Premier Inn hotel is located within easy reach of the M4 and M5. Bristol city centre is just 8 miles away and closer still is indoor shopping centre The Mall at Cribbs Causeway, as is the retail park with entertainment facilities including bowling and a cinema. Our Bristol East (Emersons Green) Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, incredibly comfy beds in every room and an onsite Beefeater restaurant serving freshly cooked chargrilled food.

 Emersons Green,
  200/202 Westerleigh Rd, Bristol,
 BS16 7AN
PREMIER INN EMERSON GREEN  CLICK
Tel: 0871 527 8162
Premier Inn Bristol Filton
Ideally located with amenities such as Bristol City Centre only 4 miles away. Conveniently located for Parkway train station.Our Bristol Filton Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, incredibly comfy beds in every room and free parking.

 Shield Retail Park, 
Gloucester Road North,
 Filton,
Bristol, 
 BS34 7BR
PREMIER INN  FILTON  CLICK
Tel: 0871 527 8164
Premier Inn Bristol South
Near Bristol city centre and just 30 minutes from Bath. Enjoy a show at Bristol Hippodrome, see the SS Great Britain, or animals at Bristol Zoo. This Premier Inn hotel is just 20 minutes from Aston Court where the balloon fiesta is held every year. Our Bristol South Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, incredibly comfy beds in every room and an onsite Table Table restaurant for a fresh new twist on eating out.

 Hengrove Leisure Park,  Hengrove Way,
Bristol,
BS14 0HR
PREMIER INN BRISTOL SOUTH  CLICK
Tel: 0871 527 8166
Radisson Blu Bristol
Four-star Bristol Hotel Rises over City Centre
Housed in an iconic high rise encased in glass, the Radisson Blu Hotel is conveniently situated in Bristol's city centre. This 18-storey accommodation provides 176 guest rooms and suites, many of which feature exceptional views of Bristol's harbour and historic landmarks. Guests at this four-star hotel can enjoy the Super Breakfast Buffet each morning and fine Italian and Sardinian meals at the Filini restaurant. The hotel also includes five modern conference rooms boasting natural daylight.
    * The tallest Bristol hotel, this 18-storey accommodation soars over the city centre.
    * The hotel is within walking distance of top attractions like the Bristol Hippodrome Theatre and Cabot Circus shopping and entertainment complex, and Bristol Airport is just 20 minutes away.
    * With a soothing and inspiring ambience, the hotel offers 176 guest rooms and suites in a mixture of Chic, Fashion and Fresh design themes.
    * The popular Filini restaurant serves delicious Italian and Sardinian cuisine in a relaxed setting.
    * With premier guest services including Free high-speed, wireless Internet and Super Breakfast buffet, guests enjoy a relaxing, convenient stay.
    * This Bristol hotel's dedicated conference floor contains five fully equipped meetings rooms.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Bristol Broad Quay
Bristol
BS1 4BY

RADISSON BLU BRISTOL

Tel: +44 (0)1179 458 505
Ramada Bristol City
Relish the convenience of our Bristol city-centre location and the glamour of the buzzing waterfront at the Ramada Bristol City hotel. Just steps from the shops, bars and cafés of buzzing Bristol city centre, the Ramada Bristol City hotel is also an excellent base for exploring the west of England.  With Temple Meads railway station 400 metres away, we're handily situated for business guests travelling from London Paddington.
City views complement your accommodation at the Ramada Bristol City hotel in our standard rooms. Or enjoy an executive upgrade for unlimited in-room movies or lounge on the king-size bed in your Suite. Our hotel marries modern design with period touches - dine in our contemporary Kiln Restaurant set around a 17th-century kiln used in the making of Bristol glass.  We'll direct you towards the best local museums and attractions or you can shape up in our Health Club.
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Bristol
BS1 6NJ

RAMADA BRISTOL
 CITY CLICK

Tel: 0844 815 9100
Rangeworthy Court Hotel
The Rangeworthy Court Hotel Bristol is perfect for business stays, conferences, weddings or a short break from which to explore the West of England . In the winter months the open fires roar creating a cosy atmosphere that all guests can enjoy. Rangeworthy Court has thirteen bedrooms all with views of our established gardens. One bridal suite complete with four poster bed and luxury bathroom. Twelve double rooms including one twin all en-suite. All rooms have freeview television, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. We have two lounges for our guests to enjoy. The reception lounge offers leather seated luxury in front of the original stone fireplace. The Margaret Lounge is less formal with arm chairs and coffee tables where guests can relax and enjoy the evening. The bar is conveniently placed between the two lounges. We stock draught and bottled beers, lagers and ciders plus a full range of spirits and mixer drinks. We also have an excellent wine list to choose from.Hotel and public areas offer FREE Wi-Fi. We are also pleased to offer plenty of secure parking. The hotel is easy to find - just follow the B4058 into Rangeworthy and turn into Church Lane at the Rose & Crown pub.
Church Lane,
Rangeworthy,
BS37 7ND
RANGEWORTHY COURT CLICK
Tel :
01454
228347
The Regency Bristol Hotel
Dating from Victorian times, our newly-refurbished hotel blends classic period charm with the very best in contemporary comforts. Whether you are staying on business or taking a well-earned break, your comfort and well being is paramount to us. Our friendly, professional and dedicated team are committed to making your stay with us a memorable one. The Regency Bristol provides 30 guest rooms and suites of various sizes, all of which have been newly-refurbished to the highest standards (including free WiFi) to ensure your stay is relaxing and enjoyable. During your stay, you can savour the delights of the only Transylvanian Restaurant in the South West, or unwind in the Shisha Bar, with its beautiful-heated canopies and outdoor terraces. The Hotel is ideally situated within walking distance of the City's main attractions. These include The Cabot Circus Shopping Centre, the theatre district and the famous Bristol Harbourside, as well as many other Events and Attractions. Due to the Hotel's Grade II listed status and layout there are no lift facilities; however our concierge service is there to help make your stay easy and hassle free.
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Clifton,
Bristol
 BS8 1LR
REGENCY BRISTOL CLICK
Telephone: 0117 9238788
Reservoir View Motel
Reservoir View is a purpose built family run accommodation in the town of Axbridge. We are close to Cheddar Gorge and an easy drive to Wells Glastonbury, Weston Super Mare, Bristol and Bath. If you are just visiting or coming to take your Exams at The Bristol Ground School or taking part in the BMX Trails or maybe you wish to fish on Cheddar Reservoir we are within a 5 minute drive. Bristol Airport is 9 miles from us you can even leave your car here with secure parking. If you enjoy walking or cycling Cheddar and the surrounding area is the perfect venue. Please note we only except assistance dogs, but are suitable for wheelchair users with limited walking. We do offer breakfast continental style in the conservatory at an extra cost but children under 5 eat free.

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AXBRIDGE
Somerset
BS26 2DL

RESERVOIR VIEW
MOTEL CLICK

Tel: +44 01934 732180
The Riverside Inn
The Riverside Inn is surrounded by natural beauty and is the perfect place for a few days away. The tranquil location is just a short stroll from the River Avon and Saltford Lock whilst there are many walking trails nearby to explore. All bedrooms enjoy scenic river views whilst the bar and restaurant area is the ideal place to enjoy some top quality food and drink. The cities of Bristol and Bath are both within easy reach.
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The Shallows,
Saltford,
Bristol, 
 BS31 3EZ

RIVERSIDE INN CLICK
Tel :
01225 873862
Rodney Hotel
A beautiful Georgian terrace hotel set in historic Clifton Village, The Rodney hotel is the most beautiful accommodation in Bristol. Walking distance to both the Bristol Zoo and The Clifton Suspension Bridge this boutique hotel is a hidden gem in Clifton and Bristol.
A small hotel of 31 rooms and 2 conference rooms, the atmosphere at the Rodney is warm and welcoming, as the staff go out of their way to make every guest feel special, tailoring services to individual needs. Once a large, private house, this newly refurbished Cafe hotel is one of Bristol's most elegant establishments, offering a contemporary twist to compliment its original Georgian features - a perfect blend of modern comfort and convenience with classic style and grace. Home to the exclusive AA rosette awarded restaurant, No.4, we invite you to enjoy not only our hotel but to sample a range of freshly prepared produce in a variety of comfortable and relaxed surroundings; including al fresco dining in our secluded garden.
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Clifton
Bristol
BS8 4HY

RODNEY HOTEL CLICK
Tel: +44 0117 9735422
Rookery Manor
A warm welcome and exceptional service awaits you at 16th century Rookery Manor – the South West's award-winning, 4-star boutique hotel and spa. Set in the heart of Somerset, this historic estate is a beautiful backdrop for your wedding, private party, business event, spa break or dining experience. Owner Ian Clapp, whose family has lived at the manor for four generations, has created a unique venue with stunning lakeside gardens and a luxurious new spa. Ideally situated in 86 acres of countryside, yet with easy access to the M5, Rookery Manor is the perfect country hotel for all kinds of special occasions.

Edingworth Road
Edingworth
Weston-Super-Mare
BS24 0J

ROOKERY
MANOR CLICK
Tel: 0845 409 09 09
Roylands Farm Cottage
Roylands Farm Cottage is situated in beautiful countryside on the outskirts of Bristol and within a 5 minute drive of the Almondsbury interchange where the M4 and the M5 meet. It truly is the perfect Bed & Breakfast location providing peace and tranquility with one of the UK's largest cities and motorway networks just a stones throw away.
The cottage is situated within a working farm with a classic style to blend in with its rural location. The rooms are spacious, bright and welcoming with all the usual convenient en-suite / private facilities and use of the fully fitted kitchen. Guests can take advantage of the relaxing lounge or conservatory areas or take in the beautiful views from the ample rural garden. There is a large private off road parking area with space for several vehicles with extensive views over the Severn Vale and the Severn Bridge with the Welsh Mountains in the distance. Roylands Farm Cottage is also available for self catering weekends, please call for details.
Fern Hill,
Almondsbury,
Bristol,
 BS32 4LU

ROYLANDS FARM COTTAGE CLICK
Tel  07791 221102
or 07768
 286924
The Swan Hotel
With views across to the River Severn, this hotel is located in the village of Almondsbury and is within 2 minutes’ drive of the M4 and M5 motorways.Overlooking the Severn Bridge and River across to Wales, conveniently located just off the M5 and nestled in the quaint village of Almondsbury – only 20 minutes from Bristol city centre, The Swan is an ideal place to stop for food, drink and accommodation. Whether you are looking for a place to stop for a quick pick me up on a long journey, an overnight stay to explore the sights of Bristol, a family lunch, or a place to while away the evening drinking, eating and enjoying a relaxing atmosphere, The Swan offers great quality food, a wide variety of drinks, clean and comfortable accommodation and a friendly welcome. We are open 7 days a week 11am - Midnight, Monday - Saturday and until 11pm on Sundays.
 Locally sourced, fresh produce is served on the daily changing menu in The Swan Hotel’s restaurant. The home of fantastic food, drink and accomodation. If you're looking for a great place to eat, drink or sleep in Almondsbury and near Bristol, then The Swan Hotel is the place to come.  Serving fresh, seasonal, locally sourced produce alongside a varied drinks menu, we're the ideal choice for after work drinks, a romantic meal, a meet up with friends or just a drink on your own
http://aff.bstatic.com/images/hotel/max500/614/6142209.jpg 14 Gloucester Road, Almondsbury,
 Somerset
BS32 4AA

SWAN HOTEL CLICK
Tel:
01454625671
The Tithe Barn
We are ideally situated for city breaks with both Bath and Bristol just 20 mins away Wells Cheddar Gorge and Longleat a little further a field. Bristol Airport is just 10 mins away so you can leave your car with us and we will take you to and from the airport so you can start your holiday in a relaxed manner. Our rooms are both en suite with lovely views of the garden. Children are very welcome at The Tithe Barn.
Sandy Lane, Stanton Drew, Bristol,
 Somerset
BS39 4EL

Thornbury Castle
Kings and queens have stayed here. Courtiers have flirted with ladies-in-waiting in the ancient yew-hedged gardens. Serving girls have chattered in the stone-flagged courtyard. Today, Thornbury Castle still resonates with history and is the only Tudor castle in England to be open as a hotel... and it's only 15 minutes from the M5.  However, step behind the heavy oak doors and you'll find a magnificent hotel with roaring fires, delicious modern cuisine and sumptuous bedchambers - a truly special setting for an overnight stay, a weekend away or for more formal occasions. Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn once walked these rooms and grounds. Today, the 500 year-old castle-palace with its beautiful oriel windows, Tudor hall and historic parkland is yours for the duration of your stay. There has even been a vineyard within the castle walls for over 500 years, from which Thornbury Castle wine is still produced. Enjoy a regal night's sleep in the Duke's Bedchamber where King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn slept or favour the Gloucester Bedchamber and wake up to a view of the oldest Tudor gardens in England - the Privy Garden and Goodly Garden. Free broadband now available throughout
(wireless in conference rooms and wired elsewhere).
Castle Street
Thornbury
South Gloucestershire
BS35 1HH
THORNBURY CASTLE CLICK
Tel: +44 01454 281182
Toghill House Farm
Restored in 1691 and formerly used as a resting house for monks travelling between Glastonbury and Malmesbury, Toghill House stands on the very edge of the Cotswolds four miles north of Bath.  Within a stone's throw of the site of the battle of Lansdown and with the Cotswold Way and the old east to west Roman road running through the grounds, Toghill is steeped in history . The house, restored in 1861 as a working farm, once again offers rest and comfort to the traveller. At the farm house your hosts, The Bishop family, offer a warm welcome and provide bed and breakfast for the traveller or tourist. The tastefully decorated bedrooms are scattered between the main farm house and two other lovingly restored barn conversions.  Combine this with a traditional English breakfast and you will soon understand why many guests return time after time.
There is a laundry room available for guests complete with washing machine, tumble dryer and ironing facilities. All are powered through a coin operated meter.

Freezing Hill
Wick
Bristol
BS30 5RT
TOGHILL HOUSE FARM CLICK
Tel: +44 01225 891261
Tortworth Court Four Pillars Hotel4 stars
This historic Gothic mansion sits in tranquil parkland on the Cotswold Edge, beside the Severn Valley and close to Bristol. It offers fine dining, a leisure club, and spacious, traditional rooms. By junction 14 of the M5, Tortworth Court Four Pillars Hotel is a Grade II Listed building. It has one of Britain's finest arboretums with 300 rare and protected trees in 30 acres of parkland. The leisure club has an indoor pool, spa bath, gym, and a sauna. There is also a steam room and a beauty therapy centre for guests to enjoy. Tortworth Court features Moreton's Restaurant in the charming former library, with oak-panelled walls and a magnificent fireplace. The restaurant serves freshly prepared breakfasts, evening meals and fine wines, with stunning garden views.
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South Gloucestershire
GL12 8HH


TORTWORTH CLICK
Tel: 01454 263000
Fax: 01454 263001
 Travel Lodge Bristol Central
The Central Travelodge in Bristol is close to the waterfront area of the city, along Anchor Road, and within a few minutes of many of the main attractions of the city centre, including the diverse shopping streets, historic monuments and the city zoo. The hotel has over a hundred rooms which are served by a god looking café bar where you can relax after a day of travel or meetings in the purpose built conferencing rooms. Please be aware that Bristol is a popular destination for groups of young adults for stag and hen parties and the hotel is located within walking distance of the centre of the city's entertainment and nightlife. Although all reasonable measures are taken to control noise both internally and externally there may still be some noise above normal levels and we apologise for any inconvenience. As a result of on going building work across the road from the hotel there is increased noise levels. The hotel is located on the main A4 which can be very busy throughout the night.
Bristol Central Anchor Road,
Bristol
 BS1 5TT
TRAVEL LODGE BRISTOL CENTRAL CLICK
Tel: 0871 984 6223
Fax: 01179 255147
Tracy Park Hotel & Country Club
This chic, award-winning boutique hotel and golf resort is located 10 minutes from the M4 and the centre of Bath. Tracy Park Hotel & Country Club has a beautiful parkland setting and a restaurant with 2 AA Rosettes. The historic house has a quiet, relaxing atmosphere, and is 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Bath and 10 miles (16 km) east of Bristol. Tracy Park Hotel has 2 wonderful golf courses: the Crown and the Cromwell. It also boasts excellent conference facilities. The stylish bedrooms are built in honey-coloured Cotswold limestone, and most are arranged around a charming old courtyard behind the manor house. Rooms: 24
Photo Tracy Park Hotel & Country Club Tracy Park,
 Bath Rd,
Wick, Nr Bath.
BS30 5RN

TRACY PARK CLICK

Reservations: +44 0117 937 1800
Travel Lodge Bristol Central Mitchell Lane
Please be aware that Bristol is a popular destination for groups of young adults for stag and hen parties and the hotel is located within walking distance of the centre of the city's entertainment and nightlife. Although all reasonable measures are taken to control noise both internally and externally there may still be some noise above normal levels and we apologise for any inconvenience.  For security reasons we are unable to offer a left luggage service, we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Exterior Photo Mitchell Lane
Bristol
BS1 6BU
BRISTOL CENTRALMITCHELL LANE CLICK
Tel: 0871 984 6469
Fax: 0117 376 3456
Travel Lodge Bristol Cribbs Causeway 
Located close to the M5 motorway at junction 17, this hotel is located close to many of the major attractions of Bristol. Although not in the city itself, within a drive of no more than fifteen or twenty minutes, you can access the city zoo, the world famous SS Great Britain which was built by Brunel and Bristol Airport. There are a wealth of restaurants and pubs in the surrounding villages and small towns.
Exterior Photo Cribbs Causeway,
Bristol
BS10 7TL

TRAVELODGE CRIBBS CAUSEWAY CLICK
Tel: 0871 984 6222
Fax: 01179 501530
Travel Lodge Bristol Severn View M48 
This hotel offers the perfect solution for people attempting to find a one stop shop whilst they are travelling in the south west of Britain. Everything that you could possibly require on your trip is located within a few minutes of the hotel, including a large service station that has a selection of shops within it, a Burger King and a Little Chef restaurant. The hotel has over fifty well appointed rooms.
Exterior Photo Moto Service Area
M48 Motorway
Severn Bridge
Bristol
BS35 4BH
TRAVELODGE SEVERN VIEW CLICK
Tel: 0871 984 6052
Fax: 01454 632482
Treborough
Treborough is architecturally interesting possessing original red hanging tiles, set in conservation area of Blaise estate. Easy access to city centre and motorways. Quiet residential area with good off road parking.
None 3 Grove Road
Coombe Dingle
Bristol
BS9 2RQ
Tel: +44 0117 9682712
Valley Farm
Valley Farm is a modern farmhouse situated on the edge of an Ancient Village near the river Chew with Druid Stones and many footpaths to walk. It is situated near the Chew Valley Lakes renowned for trout fishing . There are three rooms with double beds each with wash basins and tea-coffee making facilities and all en suite, also one with private bathroom. One is downstairs. The house is double-glazed and central heated. We try to create a friendly and relaxed atmosphere in lovely countryside and we are always pleased to give information about the area. A ground floor bedroom has also been added.
Valley Farm, Bath, Front of Building, 11K Sandy Lane
Stanton Drew
BRISTOL
BS39 4EL

VALLEY FARM CLICK
Tel: 01275 332723
Victoria Square Hotel
Listed luxury in Bristol. BEST WESTERN Victoria Square Hotel is perched on a delightful tree-lined square in Clifton, Bristol. That means you can not only look forward to a little peace and quiet, but also the ability to get out and about to livelier parts of Bristol. Made up of two gracious listed Victorian houses (built around 1870), the hotel is choc-full of charm.  Our aim is simple we want to make sure your stay is as enjoyable, relaxing and memorable as possible. Our friendly staff will go out of their way to meet your every need, so for the warmest of welcomes, be our guest! 

Victoria Square
Clifton
Bristol
BS8 4EW
VICTORIA SQUARE CLICK
Tel: +44 0117 973 9058
Walton Park Hotel
The Walton Park occupies a stunning cliff top location and is charmingly nestled in two acres of landscaped gardens overlooking the Severn Estuary and Welsh Hills. Originally built in the late 19th century, the Walton Park has been sympathetically restored and has now developed into Clevedon's Premier Hotel.  HotelGuests can wine and dine in the Victorian splendour of the award-winning Somerset Restaurant and enjoy the breathtaking sunsets over the Celtic coastline. The spacious, lavishly equipped bedrooms, the majority with magnificent views over the Bristol Channel, are individually designed and furnished to a high standard and all complete with freeview colour TV, and complimentary WiFi.
Photo Walton Park Hotel Wellington Terrace,
 BS21 7BL

WALTON PARK CLICK
Tel:
 +44 (0)1275 874 253
The Washington
The Washington provides City accommodation in the heart of Bristol. Our bedrooms are both comfortable and competitively priced. With a full English or Continental breakfast, bowl of fruit, biscuits and complimentary tea and coffee included in the price of every room, the Washington really is the best value Guest House in Bristol.

Photo of The Washington Hotel Bed and Breakfast
                Accommodation in Bristol Bristol 11-15 St Paul's Road
Clifton
Bristol
BS8 1LX
WASHINGTON CLICK
Tel: +44 0117 9733980
Webbington Hotel
The Best Western Webbington Hotel and Spa is ideally situated in peaceful countryside to the south of Bristol, with good access to the M5 and within easy reach of local attractions. Originally an attractive Edwardian manor, the house and grounds have been developed to create a luxurious and spacious hotel with a brand new leisure club. The extensive Leisure Club facilities are second to none, whatever you are looking to do it is possible here. There are also the floodlit tennis courts which are free for all guests staying in the hotel.

The Webbington Hotel Loxton
Axbridge
Somerset
BS26 2HU
WEBBINGTON HOTEL CLICK
Tel: +44 01934 750100
Well Cottage B&B
Here at Well Cottage Guest House Bristol we offer bed & breakfast and self catering accommodation “the best of both worlds” in a cottage environment where we like to make you feel right at home from the moment you arrive until the end of your stay in a quiet location ideal for business and leisure visitors to Bristol with ample off street parking for our guests. Children are welcome aged 7+ at Well Cottage B&B. Seven of our eight rooms are on the ground floor to access them you have to step over a small step.
The Common,
Patchway,
Bristol,
Somerset
 BS34 6AL

Westbury Park Guest House
Here at the Westbury Park Guest House we offer visitors a friendly welcome and a home-from-home atmosphere, whether visiting for business or pleasure.
Our comfortable accommodation consists of a variety of 8 rooms, single, double, twin and family, each room is designed to complement the Victorian Villa style of the property. All rooms are en-suite, each having tea and coffee making facilities, and remote controlled TVs. Bed and breakfast rates start from £50 for a single room, doubles and twins are available from £75. Please request Family rooms rates. There is ground floor accommodation. Cots can be requested in advance. Our cancellation policy is 48 hours notice. Check in from 4:00pm, however flexibility is possible with prior arrangement. Check out is 10:00 am.  We look forward to welcoming you to the Westbury Park Guest House.
37 Westbury Road