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Bristol Zoo

Go on a discovery of land and sea animals from all corners of the globe at this superbly presented zoological park. 

Visit Bristol Zoo (officially Bristol Zoo Gardens) and come face-to-face with more than 7,000 animals made up of over 400 species. Here, indoor and outdoor enclosures are spread around a stunning 12-acre (5-hectare) garden and replicate the natural habitats of the resident animals. Opened in 1836, Bristol Zoo was one of the world’s first ever zoos. Its conservation program has aided in saving some 175 species from extinction. 

Paved and wooden pathways wind around the zoo’s exhibits, lakes and tree-shaded lawns. Meet Asiatic lions, red pandas and a family of western lowland gorillas. Observe mischievous meerkats from a lookout and spot exotic creatures from Brazil. At the Seal and Penguin Coasts, African penguins and South American fur seals play around saltwater pools and waterfalls. 

Get an insight into the marine animal kingdom as you observe some of the 115 colorful fish species in the Aquarium. See frogs, lizards, snakes and tortoises in the Reptile House. In the Twilight World you get the chance to experience the life of nocturnal animals. Bird enthusiasts will love watching the colorful winged critters from Southeast Asia in the Forest of Birds. 

Time your visit to coincide with animal feedings. Gorillas, lemurs, otters and penguins are among those included in the program. Live out your dream of being a zookeeper and enjoy personal interactions with gorillas and lions. 

Visitors of all ages will have fun at ZooRopia, a raised adventure rope course and zip line with views of swinging monkeys and primates. Grab a bite to eat at the zoo’s café and fast food kiosks. Alternatively, bring your own food and drink and set up a picnic on the grassy lawns. 

Located in the Clifton neighborhood, the zoo is about 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) from Bristol City Centre. Clifton Down train station is a 15-minute walk away. Parking is available on site for a fee. 

Bristol Zoo is open daily, except for Christmas Day. Discounts are available when booking online via the zoo’s official website. Some activities have additional charges.


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    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Bristol City Centre, this apartment building is steps away from Baldwin Street and Bristol Hippodrome Theatre. O2 Academy and St Nicholas Market are also within 10 minutes. Bristol Temple Meads Station is 16 minutes by foot and Bristol Bedminster Station is 21 minutes.

    Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel £88
    Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel

    Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel

    College Green, Bristol, England
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Harbourside, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of St Nicholas Market and University of Bristol. Cabot Circus Shopping Centre and Clifton Suspension Bridge are also within 2 mi (3 km). Bristol Temple Meads Station is 19 minutes by foot and Bristol Clifton Down Station is 21 minutes.

      Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin £85
      Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin

      Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin

      Sion Hill, Clifton, Bristol, England
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Clifton, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Clifton Downs and Observatory, Clifton Suspension Bridge and University of Bristol. Bristol Zoo and SS Great Britain are also within 1 mile (2 km). Bristol Clifton Down Station is 23 minutes by foot.

        Future Inn Bristol £61
        Future Inn Bristol

        Future Inn Bristol

        Bond Street South, Bristol, England
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in the heart of Bristol, this hotel is steps away from Showcase Cinema De Lux and Cabot Circus Shopping Centre. Bristol Hippodrome Theatre and University of Bristol are also within 1 mile (2 km). Bristol Temple Meads Station is 14 minutes by foot and Bristol Montpelier Station is 18 minutes.

          The Bristol Hotel
          The Bristol Hotel

          The Bristol Hotel

          Prince Street, Bristol, England
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Bristol City Centre, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Queen Square and Bristol Hippodrome Theatre. We The Curious and St Nicholas Market are also within 10 minutes. Bristol Temple Meads Station is 15 minutes by foot and Bristol Bedminster Station is 19 minutes.

            Hotel du Vin & Bistro Bristol £104
            Hotel du Vin & Bistro Bristol

            Hotel du Vin & Bistro Bristol

            Narrow Lewins Mead, Bristol, England
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in the heart of Bristol, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Colston Hall, Bristol Hippodrome Theatre, and University of Bristol. St Nicholas Market and O2 Academy are also within 10 minutes. Bristol Temple Meads Station is 18 minutes by foot and Bristol Clifton Down Station is 19 minutes.

              Modern Studio in a Desirable Clifton Location
              Modern Studio in a Desirable Clifton Location

              Modern Studio in a Desirable Clifton Location

              College Road, Bristol, England
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Clifton, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Bristol Zoo and Clifton Suspension Bridge. University of Bristol and Bristol Hippodrome Theatre are also within 2 miles (3 km). Bristol Clifton Down Station is 14 minutes by foot and Bristol Redland Station is 26 minutes.

                Clifton Hotel £47
                Clifton Hotel

                Clifton Hotel

                St Pauls Road, Clifton, Bristol, England
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Clifton, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of BBC Bristol and University of Bristol. Bristol Hippodrome Theatre and Clifton Suspension Bridge are also within 1 mile (2 km). Bristol Clifton Down Station is 9 minutes by foot and Bristol Redland Station is 19 minutes.