“Their house in Bristol was amazing, what a fabulous location. It was next to the park, which the children loved, super close to the water front and Park Street. The house itself was amazing, loved it. It was a great swap and we really enjoyed it, would love to do it again. ”
Where is it?
Moments from Park Street with its shops and restaurants, and minutes from the Harbour, where you can hop on the ferry to cross over to board the famous SS Great Britain (a big old ship) and grab a bite by the water.
We're also minutes from the Historic City Centre and St Nicholas Market, which sells fantastic street Food. The new Cabot Circus shopping centre is 15 minutes walk away. And the vibrant, cool and quirky Gloucester Road is also 15 minutes walk away.
Clifton Village is very pretty and makes for a great stroll in the afternoon. It has plenty of pubs, coffee shops, restaurants, a historic shopping arcade and some lovely boutiques. The Zoo and Suspension Bridge are also in Clifton and can be reached by foot or bus.
If you like art, don't miss out on the Arnolfini one of Europe's leading centres for the contemporary arts with a great arty book shop. It's 10 minutes walk down by the harbour. And the Watershed Cinema, which shows art, independent and foreign language films that you may not catch elsewhere.
If you bring the gang, the Aquarium is just around the corner on Millennium Square. Next to that is We The Curious, a fantastic science & exploration centre and planetarium for kids of all ages. And perfect for all weathers. The harbour (5 min walk) also boasts ferry boats, pubs on boats, street food, kids' sailing classes, more pubs, cafes & boutiques and the above mentioned, fantastic SS Great Britain, a museum ship and award winning attraction.
For a night out, you're also in the right place. The Colston Music Hall, Hippodrome Theatre and Bristol Old Vic are all just (again!) 5 minutes walk away. Craft beer pubs abound within stumbling distance. And clubs are of course dotted about all around the city centre.
When you've done all that, why not head to the historic city of Bath for a day in its famous Roman spa, some excellent shopping and traditonal afternoon tea. It's 20 minutes by train from Bristol Temple Meads station.
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