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Thornbury Castle

Thornbury Castle

Castle Street, Bristol
5.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (162 reviews)
Absolutely wonderful Love this place. Both my mom and I had a great time there. We got upgraded to a delux suite which has a gorgeous bathroom. The room is spacious with beautiful decorations that resemble the old days. It’s fun to walk around the castle ground and tour the castle building. It has so much history. We ...
  25 Nov 2017

£162

£162
Radisson Blu Hotel Bristol

Radisson Blu Hotel Bristol

Broad Quay, Bristol
4.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (1,083 reviews)
Good Central HotelThis hotel is conveniently located for the cathedral, hippodrome and waterside. The staff are friendly and helpful, the hotel is comfortable in general, the breakfast was excellent. The only thing people may consider as a downside is there is no parking, You have to use valet parking, but that isn't ...
  15 Dec 2017

£53

£53
Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel

Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel

5-7 Welsh Back, Bristol
4.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (1,087 reviews)
Very stylish and modern hotelGood location, very stylish and modern hotel. Room was nice and stylish too but a bit smaller than I was expecting as I’d booked an executive room. Parking is available but I didn’t see the email about this until after we had arrived so we parked in the galleries shopping centre and walked a little ...
  17 Dec 2017

£46

£46
Rodney Hotel

Rodney Hotel

4 Rodney Place, Bristol
3.5 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (173 reviews)
Lovely friendly hotelFriendly staff. We stayed in a small double which was a little bit cramped but clean and functional. Good breakfast.
  11 Dec 2017

£42

£42
Marsh House Serviced Apartments

Marsh House Serviced Apartments

Marsh Street 1, Bristol
4.5 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (28 reviews)
everything you'd needno events ,no worries... everything was as it should be...
  4 Apr 2017
Berkeley Suites

Berkeley Suites

6 Berkeley Crescent, Bristol
4.5 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (9 reviews)
Modern room in a older brownstoneNice stay. Helpful staff. Recently renovated hotel room built into what must have been a multi-story brownstone row house built in the distant past. Only major hassle was that the check in desk is around the corner and at a different street address than the place. That led to a bit of confused wandering ...
  11 Dec 2017

£91

£91
Rock n Bowl Hostel

Rock n Bowl Hostel

22 Nelson Street, Bristol
2.5 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (49 reviews)
Stayed one night as no hotels available in area First time stayed one night was very nervous as never stayed hostel before have to say I was pleasantly surprised although I like my own room. I was disappointed with no curtains in rooms missing blinds that was letting light in from outside but have to say bed was very comfortable on this occasion ...
  27 Apr 2017

£54

£54
Clifton Hotel

Clifton Hotel

St Pauls Road, Clifton, Bristol
2.5 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (505 reviews)
Nice budget hotel Nice, comfortable, quiet room. Staff very friendly
  15 Dec 2017

£34

£34
The Washington

The Washington

St Pauls Road, Bristol
3.5 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (657 reviews)
Good location, staff very friendly and welcomingWe checked in quite late in the evening but this was swiftly done and we were soon settled into our room on the ground floor. It was spacious and clean. W suite facilities included a good shower that for once in a hotel we found easy to operate! Breakfast was in a very bright and airy dining room ...
  9 Dec 2017

£38

£38
Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre

Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre

2 Lower Castle Street, Bristol
4.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (1,911 reviews)
Staff were all exceptionally friendly and will go out of their way for you. The hotel was in immaculate condition.
  17 Dec 2017

£62

£62
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Pocket Guide: Historic Hotels Hotels in Bristol

Offering a fantastic selection of historic hotels ranging from grand Georgian establishments to attractive Victorian venues, Bristol has been a strategic port since medieval times. Bristol is the location of the world's oldest zoo that isn't in a capital city, and there are 34 other destinations all across the world that have taken its name, from Bristol in Tennessee to Bristol in Nova Scotia.

Historic Attractions in the City - Some Recommendations

See Bristol Cathedral, which has stood since the mid-12th Century and was built less than a century after William the Conqueror invaded England. The building, which is a Grade I-Listed structure and has a unique blend of Norman, Gothic and Neo-Gothic architecture, is more than 90 metres long and is noted for its attractive pinnacled towers.

See the Georgian House, which, as the name implies, dates back to the late-18th Century and was once the home of a successful sugar entrepreneur. It's a perfect representation of a late-Georgian home, and is now a venue of the Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, still featuring much of its original furniture.

Historic Hotels in Bristol City Centre

The Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel, a popular venue for business travellers and celebrities, has existed since the Victorian era and offers elegant four star accommodation. Designed by the talented architect William Henry Hawtin, it still serves High Tea just like it did in the 19th Century, and in the 20th Century it welcomed Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Hollywood actor Cary Grant. Other renowned historic hotels include the Berkeley Suites, the Gothic-Georgian-themed Arnos Manor Hotel, and the Georgian-themed Hotel du Vin & Bistro Bristol and the Number 38 Clifton hotel.

Other Interesting Facts About Bristol

Bristol was once known as 'Brigg stow' in the Saxon period and became a prosperous textiles centre by the late Middle Ages, when it was home to various Franciscan friars who would regularly preach in the city. In 1865, the city celebrated the opening of the Clifton Suspension Bridge, which was designed by the pioneering engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel who sadly passed away several years before it was completed.