Bristol is an old port city known as the place where Venetian John Cabot set off for exploratory voyages to North America. Its history is rooted in maritime trade and shipbuilding was an important industry for the economy for centuries. Today, Bristol is better known as a historic and cultural centre packed with monumental landmarks, museums, music venues, modern restaurants and hip cafes. It was even named the most liveable city in Britain, and a short trip to the Bristol can explain why. There are historic sights to see, medieval and Gothic architecture to admire, a restaurant scene for foodie lovers and a nocturnal life for the night owls.
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Things to do in Bristol
Guests on flights to Bristol will marvel at what the city has to offer. Amble along its historic port, check out museums, go to art galleries or try one of its many fine restaurants. There are many things to see and do in Bristol, you don't have much time to get bored or think how to pass time.
When visiting Bristol, be sure to:
Explore the Floating Harbour, the old Port of Bristol, now home to museums and galleries
Go to St. Mary Redcliffe, a beautiful church set on red cliffs
Visit the 600-year old Bristol Cathedral with its Gothic design and architecture
Tour Brunel's SS Great Britain, the "world's first iron-hulled passenger ship"
Head to Llandoger Trow where Alexander Selkirk recounted his shipwreck tale to Daniel Defoe, immortalised in the novel Robinson Crusoe
See the renowned Clifton Suspension Bridge completed in 1864 and gape at the impressive Avon Gorge below
Admire the collection of art at the Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery and its section on Brunel's achievements
Arrange a day trip to Cheddar Gorge and absorb dramatic views of cliffs and stalactite caverns
Make the effort to climb the Bristol Tower and be rewarded with stunning views of the city
Spot the artworks of the unverified/unknown Banksy who left graffiti art on the walls of Bristol city
Bristol Airport is the main airport serving the city and surrounding areas. It is the 9th busiest airport in the UK handling over 6 million passengers a year. Its major amenities include lounges, ATMs, shops, restaurants, parking and car hire.
Bristol Airport is location 8 miles south of the city centre.
Bristol is served by bus or coach and there are regular services to and from the airport. Travel time to the city is around 8 minutes. To get to the rail station (Bristol Temple Meads), passengers should take the Airport Flyer Express which runs every 8 minutes. The bus also stops at the Bristol Bus Station. Other means of moving to and from the airport include taxis and rental cars.
Airport codeBRSThe IATA code of the arrival airport on flights to Bristol is BRS
Popular AirlineRyanairMost popular airline flying to Bristol