Bristol is a multicultural city in England. It is situated southwest of the United Kingdom and enclosed by Mendip Hills and Exmoor. The climate of Bristol is warmer than other U.K. Cities. Be prepared for sudden rainfalls even during summertime. Find the best selection of cheap hotels in Bristol online. Book a cheap hotel now to get instant 5% cash back.
Bristol was originally called Brigg Stow in old Saxon which means the “meeting point at the bridge”. A village was formed in that area and the name was changed from Brigg Stow to Bristol. The city became an important trade center during the 11th century.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
One of the biggest events in the city is the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta in August. This huge event showcases more than 100 hot-air balloons from the United Kingdom and all over the world. The most sought after part of the event is the nightglow wherein hot-air balloons glow in the sky at night. Must-see museums in Bristol including the At-Bristol, Brunel's SS Great Britain, M Shed and Bristol Museum & Art Gallery.
It is advisable to explore the city center on foot because that area is congested and has many one-way roads. Some choose to ride a bicycle, but make sure to lock it up so it won't get stolen. Buses in Bristol are more expensive than other U.K. cities, but still cheaper than riding a taxi. During rush hour, it is best to ride the ferry or water taxis that link the harbor side to Temple Meads.