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Bristol City Apartment

Short stay apartment in central Bristol for holiday or business use

Tel: 01297 560033  Mobile: 07758 708802

(from outside the UK dial +44 1297 560033 / 560822, or +44 7758 708802)

Email: gordon@bristolcityapartment.co.uk (click to create a message)

The City of Bristol


Bristol has been transformed in recent years into a world-class city with a fascinating fusion of old and modern architecture, waterside amenities, shopping, nightlife and culture. If you have never been to Bristol before you will be amazed at its cosmopolitan atmosphere and huge  variety of things to see and do so close to the city centre. If you think you know Bristol but have not visited in recent years you won't believe your eyes.

Within one to five minutes walk, mostly through pedestrianised areas, you have all of this and more:
Old Vic and Hippodrome theatres, Colston Hall, Cabot Circus and The Mall shopping centres, St. Nicholas Market, Corn Street, Christmas Steps, historic pubs inc. 'The Old Duke' and 'Llandoger Trow', Queen's Square, Park Street, Castle Park, harbourside walks and riverboat trips, Arnolfini Arts Centre, M Shed museum, Watershed multi-screen specialist cinema, countless restaurants, cafes, clubs and bars, the Explore@Bristol science centre and Bristol Cathedral.

A short bus ride or taxi or a longer walk will take you to the
University area, Cabot Hill, SS Great Britain, Clifton village and the suspension bridge, Clifton Downs and Bristol Zoo.


The official Destination Bristol web site is a detailed and comprehensive guide to all these places and many others.


Surrounding area


Somerset, Gloucestershire, South Wales and the historic city of Bath.


Bristol is an ideal base for day trips around the West Country and South Wales.

All of the following places and many more can be reached in under an hour by car, or by using public transport :
Mendip Hills with Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole caves, Wye Valley (Tintern Abbey), Forest of Dean, Cardiff (capital of Wales), Glastonbury and Wells Cathedral, the seaside resorts of Clevedon and Weston-Super-Mare with its sandy beach, the spa town of Cheltenham and the Cotswolds.

The historic city of Bath with its Roman baths and stunning Georgian architecture is less than 15 minutes by train or 50 minutes by bus almost from the doorstep. Why live with the tourist crowds when you can make a day visit so easily? You can even take a boat trip there in summer, or use the famous Bristol to Bath off-road cycle path.



Bristol harbour offers panoramic views of the city as well as passenger ferries and waterside walks  to reach several of its main attractions including the SS Great Britain.


Bristol Bridge and Castle Park, just three minutes walk from the apartment on the way to the Broadmead and Cabot Circus shopping areas. The ferry service links Temple Meads station, the centre and SS Great Britain with many stops in between.

The unique Clifton Suspension Bridge and Hotwells district of Bristol. A pleasant waterside walk of about thirty minutes will bring you here.

Cabot Tower is a steep climb to the top, but even a visit to the surrounding park will give you a panoramic view of the city of Bristol and far beyond. It’s just ten minutes’ walk from the apartment, via the Park Street shops.

The Avon Gorge and Clifton Suspension Bridge.

Long distance cycle and footpaths pass through Bristol and will bring you to this spot  almost entirely off road and beside the water, about two miles from the centre and Bristol City Apartment.