Once an important historic port, the city of Bristol is a great place to have an active holiday. With a range of indoor and outdoor activities and plenty of great attractions, a Bristol holiday rental apartment is the perfect base from which to explore this vibrant city. Not only is this destination perfect for families, couples and single travellers will never forget their adventurous Bristol holiday.
Visitors on a Bristol holiday can indulge in a variety of activities both indoors and outdoors. This includes golf, tennis, squash, ice skating, swimming, rock climbing and football. Outdoor activities available in the city include cycling, walking, roller- blading, horse riding and fishing.
There are many historic sites and cultural attractions to be found on a Bristol holiday. The Tudor Red Lodge in the heart of the city is now a museum, having been built in 1580 for John Yonge. It is a beautiful example of Tudor architecture and the gardens are particularly attractive. Also worth a visit is the Bristol Art Gallery and Museum which has various collections to view including an entire section devoted to the renowned engineer, Brunel. Whilst on a Bristol holiday, it is also worth walking the streets to see if you can spot some of the graffiti works of the internationally renowned and elusive Banksy.
If you can tear yourself away from your fabulous Bristol holiday rental apartment it is worth taking the 30 minute journey south-east to the city of Bath. Now a recognised UNESCO World Heritage Site, this city has a lot to see and do on a day out. Most noted for its Roman period remains such as the Roman Baths and Pump Room and the Temple of Sulis Minerva, Bath has a lot more to offer the visitor besides.
Worth a visit on a day out to Bath whilst on a Bristol holiday is the Royal Crescent. This sweeping curve of Georgian townhouses is a wondrous site and visitors can view the inside of these stunning residences by entering house number 1, which is run by the Bath Preservation Trust. If you are lucky enough to visit the city during late May and early June, you can enjoy the annual three week Bath International Festival of Music and Arts.
People interested in embarking on a Bristol holiday will be pleased to learn that the city is one of the warmest to be found in the whole of the UK. The city can also boast being one of the sunniest places to be found in Britain, making a Bristol holiday rental apartment a fantastic option. The warmest months of the year are June, July and August when the temperature regularly reaches a scorching 22°C. The winter months are slightly cooler with a temperature of 7°C regularly felt during the daytime in the months of January and February. The annual precipitation for the city is anywhere between 29 inches and 41 inches.
Travellers departing on a Bristol holiday can land at Bristol Airport (BRS) which is located approximately 8 miles out of the city. Several air operators offer cheap flights to the region such as Air Southwest, Eastern Airways, Flybe and easyJet. Passengers can leave from a variety of other UK airports including Leeds (LBA), Aberdeen (ABZ), Newcastle(NCL), Manchester (MAN) and Belfast (BFS).