If you’re looking for a city break that’s full of adventure, and not too far away from the clean air of the countryside Bristol may be just the place for you. The city of Banksy, Brunel and the Clifton suspension bride (amongst other great landmarks), Bristol has lots to do and see, whether you want a relaxing spa weekend, a busy night out or a cultural break.

Stay at…
Number 38, situated in a Clifton Townhouse offers ten beautifully designed spacious rooms with a contemporary yet classic feel with panoramic views. This boutique bed and breakfast feels like a home away from home, just with a few more luxuries. All of the rooms are gorgeous, but the loft suites are a truly decadent escape. Alternatively, Brooks guesthouse is a great option for those who want a contemporary stay right in the heart of the city. Right in the centre of Old Town, this urban oasis is just a stone’s throw from all the great city centre attractions, and it has a great sunny courtyard terrace to relax in when you want to escape. For a different stay, look into their ‘Rooftop Rockets’…

Eat at…
The Cowshed is famous for its steaks, and even offers hot stones for you to cook your own exactly as you like it. This restaurant is all about bringing the rich tastes of the surrounding countryside to the city, with lots of fresh dishes and quality meat from local butchers and ethical farmers. If you fancy a tipple before (or after) your meal head to The Milk Thistle, Bristol’s coolest prohibition bar serving delicious cocktails – the perfect place for a party or just a luxurious escape.


  • The story of the World at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery with 19 galleries to explore over three floors, revealing fascinating cultures, inventions and civilisations – perfect for curious minds. There are also temporary exhibitions and events over the year, so it’s always a different experience.
  • The iconic steam ship, Brunel’s S.S Great Britain is like stepping on board a time machine. This impressive creation was lovingly restored after being rescued in 1970, and now offers a glimpse into life on the seas in Victorian Britain, from First Class to steerage. Each room tells a story, and provides a host of activities for a fully immersive experience.
  • Under the Sea at Bristol Aquarium takes you into the depths of the ocean, on a fantastic underwater safari. Recreating a number of different habitats, there’s plenty to keep you intrigued and entertained.
  • Some street culture, but keep your eyes up on your surroundings to catch a plethora of street art from some influential artists, including Bristol-born Banksy himself. There are also a number of walking tours if you want to make sure you don’t miss anything!
  • The beautiful Bristol Cathedral, located in the west end of the city is not to be missed for any fans of historical archaeology, and has a rich story to tell. This stunning building is free to visit and open 365 days a year and guided tours are available.

Whatever you’re looking for from your weekend away, Bristol is sure to provide, and this is one city that’s a real treat for those who love getting lost, wandering down side streets and stumbling across something amazing that you never knew was there. If you’re heading to Bristol this summer let us know what makes it on to your to-do list @MapMarketingUK.