Destination guide

Friendly Bristol will entice you

The lake and parks create a pretty picture of Bristol. Travellers especially like the restaurants, bars and shopping in this welcoming and relaxing city. Lake Compounce and Mark Twain House are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in Bristol

Are you searching for top things to see and do in the city? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that Bristol has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Lake Compounce (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Hawks Landing Country Club (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Winding Trails (6.6 mi / 10.7 km)
  • Mount Southington Ski Area (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • Shuttle Meadow County Club (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
  • Timberlin Golf Course (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Bristol

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Bristol is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Bushnell Park (14.6 mi / 23.5 km)
  • Bracket Park (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Page Park (0.8 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Wilson Playground (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Rockwell Park (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Casey Field (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Bristol

The nearest airport is in Hartford, CT (HFD-Hartford - Brainard), located 15.5 mi (25 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Oxford, CT (OXC-Waterbury - Oxford), which is 17.4 mi (27.9 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Bristol?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 47 holiday lettings around Bristol. From 24 houses to 7 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a lakefront property in Bristol?

Watch the water gently ripple and try to spot the local birdlife. Lakes are one of the most spectacular and peaceful places to retreat to. If this sounds like bliss to you, you're in luck. HomeAway has 5 getaway properties close to lakes ready to be booked. Looking for a different atmosphere? See if any of our other properties float your boat. Our range here includes:

  • 4 lakeside holiday accommodation options.
  • 3 shore-front holiday accommodation options.
  • 3 city-centre holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a hotel in Bristol?

Whether you're looking for a place that welcomes its guests with an icy bottle of Champagne or you're simply after a decent bed to catch some Zs in after a long day of seeing the sights, we've got the ideal hotel for you. Presently, there are 20 options listed on HomeAway. Prices start at as little as £86 a night. Or maybe you'd rather pick one of the area's other popular self-catering accommodation options, such as:

  • House: 18 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £35 per night.
  • Apartment: 7 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £73 per night.
  • Cottage: 3 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £176 per night.

Can I stay in Bristol in a large group?

Whether you're going on a holiday with your relatives or spending a week away with your old school mates, it's a whole lot of fun being in a new place together! The great news is that HomeAway has places to suit. 4 house holiday rentals are available. Currently, they're the preferred choice here for sizeable groups. Properties for rent around the area that are perfect for large groups include:

  • Looking for places that can fit 6 of you? We have 12 that will suit. The prices start from £145 per night.
  • If you've got 5 in your crew, you'll be pleased to find out that there are 10 rental properties perfect. Prices begin at just £111 per night.
  • On a trip away with 7 guests? We offer 6 properties for rent that fit the bill. Prices begin at just £116 per night.

So don't worry! When you travel with us you can bring your mom, your sister and all your pals to Bristol.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Bristol?

Teeny tiny hotel rooms are no place to spend those precious holiday moments! Explore our value-for-money holiday rentals now and ensure everyone in your crew has room to move. Downtown is a bargain-hunter's dream. And with 8 HomeAway holiday rentals at an average price of £135 a night, it isn't difficult to see why. There are another 3 HomeAway holiday rentals awaiting you in or around Bantam. The average price here is £184 a night.