By Jasmine McGee
Bristol
United Kingdom
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If you’re in search of a getaway that combines city, coast, and countryside, then look no further than the quaint city of Bristol, UK. The city may be well known for having world renowned author J.K. Rowling growing up on the outskirts of the city, but Bristol is also home to great food, sightseeing, entertainment, and history.

Bristol, UK is one of the largest cities in the UK, so accessing the city via flight is a breeze. Bristol Airport (BRS) is an international airport located in the city and it services a wide selection of international airlines. EscapeWizard.com can easily help you book your flight. Click here (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php) and let EscapeWizard.com aid you in booking the right flight.  Once you’ve booked your flight, let EscapeWizard.com guide you to the right accommodation. Bristol is packed with hotels of all sorts, so click here (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to book your home away from home.

Once you’ve booked into your accommodations and have gotten well rested from jet lag, the first thing to do is to embark on a day of sightseeing. Bristol is home to international graffiti artist Banksy, and several of his graffiti pieces are still around the city. A few of his pieces can be seen on Frogmore Street and the Thekla Social boat sitting in the Bristol harbour, so just any local to point you in the right direction. After you’ve viewed Banky’s iconic artwork, be sure to stay in Harbourside awhile and check out Brunel’s ss, the world’s first ocean liner. Purchasing a ticket allows you to take a tour of the Victorian ship and immerse yourself in the history of this award-winning visitor attraction.

The city of Bristol offers a variety of harbor tours and river trips for a fee. If you’ve got time to spare and are interested in learning more about the history of Bristol, then be sure to take a fascinating sightseeing tour around the city.  Some noteworthy destinations in the city worth visiting are: the world famous Clifton Suspension Bridge, the Cabot Tower, the Bristol Cathedral, and The Matthew. Those are just a few of the sightseeing attractions that will beckon the call of any photography and history lover.

Bristol is known as having a mixture of city, country, and coast. You can experience the city by visiting various sightseeing hotspots, as well as visiting a handful of museums and galleries. For tourists curious about life in the 18th century, then visiting The Georgian House will bring history to life. The Georgian House is a six-story townhouse that has been completed restored to its original state, and for a fee, its rich history and artifacts can be toured. Once you’ve visited The Georgian House, then you’ll want to head over to the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery for more outstanding artifacts and culture.

While enjoying your trip in Bristol, you’ll want to be sure to enjoy the countryside and its sporting activities. Bristol is home to racing, adventure caving, wildlife, and hot air balloon rides. On you’re trip in Bristol you are bound to see hot air balloons gliding throughout the countryside, and for a fee you can enjoy the view from in the sky. Bristol Balloons has hot air balloon rides that give you a breathtaking view of the city and the Clifton Suspension Bridge. Baily Balloons is also another popular hot air balloon ride service for tourists and purchasing a ticket will give you access to an amazing aerial view of the countryside, city, and coast of Bristol.

After you’ve enjoyed the countryside and the coast, you’ll want to immerse yourself in the shopping, theatre, entertainment, food, and nightlife of Bristol. The city has nearly 500 stores in the Bristol City Centre Shopping city, and throughout the city you’re bound to find a quaint restaurant or bar that serves up the best food the city has to offer. If your in a mood for even more culture, then be sure to check out The Bristol Hippodrome, Karaoke-Me!, Arnolfini, and more cultural venues.

The city of Bristol has a little something for everyone. Whether you’re a city dweller, countryside romantic or coastal enthusiasts, Bristol will have something to spark your interest. When you’re ready to book your next trip to the United Kingdom, be sure to check out Bristol, UK. Let EscapeWizard.com make your trip a smashing success!
Hotels in Bristol
By Cheryl Smith
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bristol City Centre
Redcliffe Way, Bristol BS1 6NJ, United Kingdom
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Walking distance from Bristol's diverse attractions sits the modern DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bristol City Center. Whether you are traveling with family, someone special, or solo, the DoubleTree is easily accessible by car, train, air, or bus and offers a variety of amenities to make you feel right at home.

Let the friendly, multi-lingual staff welcome you with efficient 2pm check-in and one of their fresh-baked, chocolate chip cookies. Onsite self-parking, including in/out service is available for a small daily fee. Choose from King, Queen, or Twin air conditioned, non-smoking rooms. Upgrade to a King Deluxe for additional space. Accessible rooms are available, including roll-in showers, lowered sinks, and bathroom grab bars. Unwind in the sumptuous beds, refresh in the rain shower with complimentary Crabtree & Evelyn toiletries, stay entertained with Freeview channels on the 42-inch LCD TV, or catch up on work at the ergonomically designed desk and chair. High speed internet and WIFI, plus a laptop-sized safe are available in every room. Ask for a high floor overlooking St. Mary RedCliffe Church for a lovely sunset view.

The DoubleTree offers in-room service, including a children's menu, and two world-class restaurants. The historic Kiln Restaurant, which opens most days at 6:30am, offers innovative international dishes combined with British classics, a sumptuous breakfast buffet, and wines from around the world. Relax with a cocktail until 1am at the Temple Bar and Lounge, or dine on salads, sandwiches, hot dishes and deserts. Stay energized in the complimentary, and accessible, 24-hour fitness center. Conduct business in the 24-hour Connectivity Centre, which offers complimentary printing services, and audio/visual equipment rental. The DoubleTree's nine flexible meeting spaces accommodate up to 300 guests for that important business meeting or social event, and feature the latest in A/V technology.

Welcome to the city of Bristol Cathedral and the famous Clifton Suspension Bridge, of the Royal West of England Academy of Arts and the permanent street art project, See No Evil. Discover unique souvenirs at Cabot Circus and the trendy Park Street. Check out Harbourside for famous ships, craft beers, and nightlife. Enjoy a day at the museum or the zoo, or relax at a spa. Plus, Bristol is only 30 minutes from the hot springs at Bath and historic Gloucester. Let the DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol City Center welcome you to this exciting city with convenient and economical booking at EscapeWizard.com (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl)!
Hotels in Bristol
By D. Gregory Perrin
Bristol Holiday Inn City Centre
Bond Street, Bristol, United Kingdom
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The Bristol Holiday Inn City Centre is an amazing hotel while traveling in the city. EscapeWizard.com highly recommends booking hotel accommodations here on your next European getaway. The Bristol International Airport is located 20 minutes just outside of the city and where the hotel is located. There are 155 guestrooms and 4 suites awaiting your arrival. Taxi service is the best way to get to the hotel. Guests of the hotel can check-in at 2 p.m. or after on the day of arrival into Bristol. There will be a porter/bellman to help guests to their rooms with luggage.

The rooms of the hotel are equipped with several different options to provide bedding options no matter what the size of your party is while in Bristol. If extra bedding is needed, a rollaway cot is available for approx. 20 Euros per night. There is a color television with full cable service. Internet service is available but guests should check with the front desk about applicable fees. The rooms also have an in-room safe to store valuables and there is a mini bar.

The amenities of the hotel are like no other. There is a fitness center on site that offers options for guests wanting to keep their normal routine up to date while traveling. The hours of the fitness center are from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. There is also a business center that offers a large number of services like: copying, faxing, printing, internet services and more.

Guests of the hotel looking to eat can look no further than The Spot Restaurant. This restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. Beyond that option, the hotel offers 24 hour room service for food and other amenities.

All in all, the Bristol Holiday Inn City Centre is just the right hotel for you. EscapeWizard.com encourages you to search our site for low prices at this establishment. Just click this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to get started.