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Radisson Blu Hotel Bristol

Radisson Blu Hotel Bristol

Broad Quay, Bristol
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 6 hours ago
11 others viewing this property now

Located in Bristol Floating Harbour, this eco-friendly hotel is steps away from Watershed and Bristol Hippodrome Theatre. Bristol Theatre Royal and Queen Square ...

£56

£56
Brooks Guesthouse Bristol

Brooks Guesthouse Bristol

Exchange Ave, off St Nicholas Street, Bristol
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 16 hours ago

Located in Bristol Floating Harbour, this guesthouse is within a 5-minute walk of St Nicholas Market and St. Peters Church. Bristol Theatre Royal and The Galleries ...

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Hotel du Vin & Bistro Bristol

Hotel du Vin & Bistro Bristol

Narrow Lewins Mead, Bristol
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 10 hours ago
5 others viewing this property now

Located in the heart of Bristol, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Colston Hall, Bristol Hippodrome Theatre, and St. Peters Church. The Galleries ...

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Bristol Harbour Hotel & Spa

Bristol Harbour Hotel & Spa

53-55 Corn St, Bristol
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 20 hours ago
4 others viewing this property now

Located in Bristol Floating Harbour, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of St Nicholas Market, St. Peters Church, and Bristol Hippodrome Theatre. Broadmead ...

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Avon Gorge Hotel

Avon Gorge Hotel

Sion Hill, Bristol
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 15 hours ago
16 others viewing this property now

Located in Clifton, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Royal West of England Academy, Clifton Suspension Bridge and Bristol Zoo. Cabot Tower and Bristol City ...

£74

£74
The Bristol Hotel

The Bristol Hotel

Prince Street, Bristol
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 8 hours ago
16 others viewing this property now

Located in Bristol Floating Harbour, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Queen Square, Bristol Theatre Royal, and Bristol Hippodrome Theatre. We ...

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Berkeley Square Hotel

Berkeley Square Hotel

15 Berkeley Square, Bristol
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 2 days ago
2 others viewing this property now

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

£54

£54
Aztec Hotel & Spa

Aztec Hotel & Spa

Aztec West, Bristol
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 12 hours ago
4 others viewing this property now

This family-friendly Bristol hotel is located near the airport, 2 mi (3.3 km) from The Mall at Cribbs Causeway, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Thornbury Castle and ...

£90

£90
Arnos Manor Hotel

Arnos Manor Hotel

470 Bath Road, Bristol
3.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 7 hours ago
1 others viewing this property now

Located in Brislington, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of St. Mary Redcliffe Church, Queen Square and Bristol Theatre Royal. St. Peters Church and Cabot ...

£53

£53
Apex City of Bath Hotel

Apex City of Bath Hotel

1 James Street West, Bath
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 7 hours ago
7 others viewing this property now

Located in the heart of Bath, this hotel is steps away from The Egg Theatre and Theatre Royal Bath. Roman Baths and Bath Abbey are also within 10 minutes.

£78

£78

Pocket Guide: Clifton Downs and Observatory 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.