Destination guide

Why people love visiting historical Bristol

Enjoy the history and other features of Bristol. Renowned for its island views, hiking and cycling, this city welcomes all visitors. Roger Williams Park Zoo and Naval War College Museum are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in Bristol

Are you looking for top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Bristol a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Buttonwood Park Zoo (16.7 mi / 26.9 km)
  • The Butterfly Zoo (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Coles River Family Fun Center (6 mi / 9.6 km)
  • Escobar's Highland Farm (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • Crescent Park Looff Carousel (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Seekonk Speedway (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Bristol

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Bristol is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Roger Williams Park Zoo (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)
  • Kennedy Plaza (12.6 mi / 20.3 km)
  • Buttonwood Park Zoo (16.7 mi / 26.9 km)
  • Independence Park (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Blithewold Mansion Gardens and Arboretum (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Colt State Park (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Bristol

The nearest airport is in Providence, RI (PVD-T.F. Green), located 9.3 mi (15 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to North Kingstown, RI (NCO-Quonset State), which is 9.4 mi (15.2 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Bristol?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 697 holiday lettings around Bristol. From 199 flats & apartments to 74 cottages, 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 seaside property in Bristol?

Don't just visit the beach. Round up your squad and stay as close as possible to it! The sound of crashing waves and amazing ocean views? Yes please! There are 218 beachside getaway homes to choose from. Of course, that might not work for the whole group. Fortunately, HomeAway has plenty more options, including:

  • 151 water-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 147 city-centre holiday accommodation options.
  • 99 ocean-view holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Bristol?

Bid farewell to uninspiring hotel-chain rooms. Our house holiday rentals offer a personal touch — as well as all the space you could possibly need! There are 295 options listed on HomeAway. Prices start from £76 per night. If that doesn't match your group's style, we've got a number of different self-catering accommodation options to select from, such as:

  • Apartment: 100 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £48 per night.
  • Condo: 93 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £58 per night.
  • Cottage: 74 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £63 per night.

Can I stay in Bristol in a large group?

There's nothing like reuniting with old work colleagues or spending time with your beloved relatives in a fantastic new area. And the best thing is HomeAway has options big enough for the whole crew. The most popular choice for bigger groups here are house holiday rentals, and you'll find 62 available. If you're wanting to stay in a larger group, the rental options that will suit your needs include:

  • On the hunt for places that can hold 6 holiday makers? We have 193 that will be ideal. Prices start from £58 per night.
  • If you've got 8 in your squad, you'll be happy to discover that there are 112 rental properties that are suitable. Prices start at £179 a night.
  • Searching for rentals catering to 10 guests? You'll be glad to hear we have 59 that'll be perfect. You can grab one from just £207 a night.

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

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Bristol?

Reduce your accommodation costs with a little help from HomeAway. You'll discover plenty of unique holiday rentals and save loads of cash! Melville has bargain written all over it. And with 9 HomeAway holiday rentals at an average price of £111 a night, you can see why. Downtown is another place to check out. We've got 20 and the average price is around £154 a night.

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