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Hotel du Vin & Bistro Bristol
Hotel du Vin & Bistro Bristol

Narrow Lewins Mead, Bristol BS1 2NU

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4.5 out of 5 (105 reviews)

Located in the heart of Bristol, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Colston Hall, Bristol Hippodrome Theatre …

£119
Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel
Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel

5-7 Welsh Back, Bristol BS1 4SP

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4.3 out of 5 (1,008 reviews)

Located in Bristol Floating Harbour, this hotel is steps from St Nicholas Market and Bristol Theatre Royal. St. Peters Church …

£69
ibis Bristol Temple Meads Quay
ibis Bristol Temple Meads Quay

Avon Street, Bristol BS2 0PS

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4 out of 5 (753 reviews)

Located in Bristol Floating Harbour, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Castle Park, St. Mary Redcliffe Church, and …

£54
The Bristol Hotel
The Bristol Hotel

Prince Street, Bristol BS1 4QF

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4.2 out of 5 (1,156 reviews)

Located in Bristol Floating Harbour, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Queen Square, Bristol Theatre Royal, an …

£78
Berkeley Square Hotel
Berkeley Square Hotel

15 Berkeley Square, Bristol BS8 1HB

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3.8 out of 5 (315 reviews)

Located in the heart of Bristol, this hotel is steps from Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery and Cabot Tower. University o …

£55
Tracy Park Hotel and Country Club
Tracy Park Hotel and Country Club

Bath Road, Bristol BS30 5RN

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4.4 out of 5 (24 reviews)

Located in Wick, this golf hotel is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Bath Racecourse and within 6 mi (10 km) of Beckford's Tower and …

£126
Brooks Guesthouse Bristol
Brooks Guesthouse Bristol

Exchange Ave, off St Nicholas Street, Bristol BS1 1UB

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4.5 out of 5 (251 reviews)

Located in Bristol Floating Harbour, this eco-friendly guesthouse is within a 5-minute walk of St Nicholas Market and St. …

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Aztec Hotel & Spa
Aztec Hotel & Spa

Aztec West, Bristol BS32 4TS

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4.3 out of 5 (348 reviews)

This family-friendly Bristol hotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Aztec West and The Mall at Cribbs …

£105
DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol North
DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol North

Woodlands Lane Bradley Stoke, Bristol BS32 4JF

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3.8 out of 5 (461 reviews)

Located in North Bristol, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Aztec West and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from The Mall at Cribbs Causeway. …

£63
Lodge on the Park
Lodge on the Park

Aztec West, Bristol BS32 4TS

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4.3 out of 5 (124 reviews)

Located in North Bristol, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Aztec West and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from The Mall at Cribbs Causeway. …

£68
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Pocket Guide: Clifton Clifton Downs and Observatory Hotels

Acclaimed for its panoramic views of Bristol, the Clifton Downs and Observatory is one of the city's premier family attractions. It's now a Grade II-Listed landmark, and is within walking distance of several hotels and numerous other visitor attractions.

About the Clifton Downs and Observatory

Head to the Camera Obscura, one of only two in England that can still be accessed by the public, and see the bustling city and its magnificent historic landmarks. The observatory dates back to the late-18th Century and was originally a corn windmill, benefiting from a tunnel link to St. Vincent's Cave.

It's part of a pleasant green space known as The Downs, which is adjacent to the dramatic Avon Gorge that extends for 1.5 miles and overlooks the River Avon. The downs is home to nearly 30 species of butterflies and is best visited during the warmer months, when you can see its meadows spring to life with beautiful wild flower displays.

Hotels near the Clifton Downs and Observatory

If you're looking for affordable accommodation close by, you could book a room at the Ibis Bristol Centre, which provides free WiFi and has an elegant lounge. The city also a good choice of high-end hotels such as the four star Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel, which offers splendid rooms with luxury private bathrooms.

Whatever hotel or guesthouse you choose in Bristol, you'll receive excellent hospitality and benefit from good quality furnishings and comfortable bedding. Many of the city's deluxe hotels are geared towards business customers or people travelling for special occasions such as romantic weekend getaways or weddings. Some also provide in-room tea and coffee-making facilities to help you feel right at home, and a number of venues have safety deposit boxes and left luggage facilities for your convenience.

What to See near the Clifton Downs and Observatory

The Clifton Downs and Observatory is just moments from Bristol Zoo, where you can see thousands of animals represented by species from all over the world. A little further south is the Clifton Suspension Bridge, a magnificent Victorian innovation that was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, one of the most influential figures of the British Industrial Revolution.

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