Welcome to Bristol, the largest city and regional capital of the South West of England. Set around a historic harbour, Bristol is a bustling, commercial and creative city that, in recent years, has undergone a renaissance, finding its heart and soul as never before. It is lively and dynamic, with a mix of award-winning attractions, world-class events and festivals, and enticing shops and markets, making it the perfect choice for a short break.

Facts

Population

440,000

Currency

1 pound = 100 pence

Opening hours

Generally shops open around 9.00 and close between 17.00-18.00.

Newspapers

The Bristol Evening Post The Western Daily Press The Daily Telegraph The Guardian The Mirror

Tourist information

Bristol Visitor Information Centre E-Shed 1 Canons Road Harbourside Bristol BS1 5TX +44 333 321 0101

Travel to Bristol

Book your flights to Bristol with Etihad Airways and we will show you one of the lesser-known jewels of the United Kingdom. With the Avon River running though, Bristol is a city that is proud of its heritage and has an interesting network of shops, art galleries, and theatres waiting for you to explore.

Top 5 Things To Do in Bristol

  • Travel across Clifton Suspension Bridge, one of the crowning architectural achievements of its time. It has remained a symbol of the city for nearly 150 years and was even listed as Grade I by English Heritage
  • Climb to the top of the Cabot Tower, a Grade II listed building by English Heritage, and enjoy 360-degree views over the city
  • Visit Arnolfini, a magnificent avant-garde art centre with a gallery that hosts exhibitions of contemporary painters
  • Enjoy a concert at Ashton Court, a stunning mansion set in picturesque green meadows where the music takes on an almost magical tone
  • Go shopping on Broadmead, a street that boasts having nearly 500 stores and boutiques

Plan Your Bristol Holiday

During the months from June to August, it is difficult to find cheap hotels in Bristol as it is peak tourist season. However, if you travel during spring or fall, you can find great flight deals to Bristol, using Etihad’s Deals section, and enjoy classical music at one of the open-air concerts, experimental music at the Venn Festival, or slapstick at the Silent Comedy Festival.

If you’re not intimidated by the cold, you can book tickets to Bristol and travel in the winter when tourists are minimal. Many of the city's attractions are indoors, such as shopping centres like Cabot Circus, which is just off Broadmead, and The Galleries, meaning that travelling in winter can be just as fun.

Destination Routes

Etihad Offices in United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom
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Manchester Airport, United Kingdom
Manchester International Airport
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