Bristol has an enviable reputation for being one of Britain's most eco-friendly cities, winning many prestigious awards in recognition of its efforts to promote sustainability and environmental awareness.
A Good Choice of Green/Sustainable Hotels in Bristol
The city has a wide selection of green/sustainable hotels that are committed to minimising their environmental impact and carbon footprint. For example, most hotels have excellent heating insulation to limit their energy consumption, and many take great steps to avoid unnecessary energy use, for example, by refraining from using heating during warm weather. For stylish, eco-friendly self-catering accommodation in the city centre, try the Premier Suites Bristol Redcliffe on St Thomas Street.
A City with Many Prestigious Environmental Accolades
From being declared the nation's most sustainable city by the Sustainable Cities Index, to winning the European Green Capital Award for 2015, Bristol has made significant progress to create a more healthy and sustainable urban environment.
A Great City for Cycling
In 2008, Bristol became the first 'cycling city' in England, recording an incredible 94 per cent increase in the number of commuters cycling to work between 2001 and 2011. The city has miles of well-marked cycling routes and picturesque parks and public spaces, and has benefited from millions of pounds of government funding to invest in even more cycle-friendly facilities.
Green/Sustainable Attractions in Bristol
Have a relaxing stroll around Brandon Hill and observe the iconic Cabot Tower, see where Bristol's medieval castle once stood at Castle Park, then head to the scenic Clifton Down for a terrific view of the city. Spend some time at the Bristol Hydrogen Boat, which is nicknamed Hydrogenesis and comprises a zero-emissions fuel cell boat that was built in 2010. Another popular green/sustainable hotel is The Bristol Hotel, which is adjacent to the historic harbour and offers immaculate four star accommodation.
The city is also home to the family-themed At-Bristol science exhibition, which is also near the harbour and plenty of cafés and boutiques. Here, you can learn about the evolution of science and technology in a building with low-energy installations and a pioneering environmentally-friendly design with green roofs and air-source heat pumps.