The best holiday cottages and weekend apartments in Bristol
Discover hundreds of self-catering holiday homes in Bristol, UK
Search for the best Bristol cottages here at Hundredrooms, and we can help you make sure that your trip to this creative port-city in the South West of England is something to be remembered. We compare thousands of holiday lettings so that you can sit back and relax during your trip without worrying about paying too much for apartments in Bristol city centre. This green and artistic city has a diverse population and has been the growing site of graffiti artist Banksy for years now. Take a trip to the picturesque hilltop neighbourhood of Clifton village, gaze over the the Clifton Suspension Bridge by hot air balloon, or admire its nautical past with the SS Great Britain. Bristol played a pivotal role in sea trade during the era of exploration to the New World and this is evident in its architecture. Holiday lets in Bristol are some of the most popular in the UK, and it’s not difficult to figure out why. It is a cosmopolitan city with plenty to offer in its surrounding areas, and a grassroots culture that attracts many and means that it has won Britain’s most liveable city on multiple occasions. It is a city is innovation and culture, and has many bohemian areas such as Stokes Croft which are creative hotbeds within the city. From the comfort of your Bristol weekend apartments, head to the docks and enjoy a Sunday roast, or to one of its many breweries for a taste of the craft ciders and ales that are created here. Bristol is the definition of independent and alternative culture, and has hundreds of restaurants, boutiques and museums to choose from that are entirely unique. Bristol is a wonderful marriage of olde-worlde Georgian and Victorian architecture with raw graffiti and a quirky musical heritage. So what are you waiting for? All you have to do is tell us the dates that you’re travelling and how many people you’ll be with, and we will quickly find you the best of what you need among our thousands of holiday rentals in Bristol. Looking for something near Temple Meads station? Or what about something near the harbour? We have it all here. Your trip to this South West city is waiting to happen - all you need to do is tell us if you require anything in particular for your short term rental in Bristol and the rest is up to us. You are going to fall in love with the quirky atmosphere that surrounds this place.
Places to stay in Bristol
Bristol is the city on everybody’s lips in the UK along the likes of London, Manchester and Birmingham - it has lots of creative talent that begins with its art collectives, and also a rich historical heritage pertaining to its maritime past. The people that live there are referred to as ‘Bristolians’, are among the friendliest in the country, so don’t be afraid to ask them for help should you need some advice when deciding where to book your Bristol holiday homes.
- Clifton: Bristol’s most decorous suburb, with pretty stone streets of genteel Georgian and Victorian townhouses built up and down a steep hill. Many choose accommodation in Clifton, and this is a leafy place with lots of independent boutiques, cafes and is home to Bristol Zoo Gardens. As part of the Clifton Triangle, it is located very close to the city centre although you’d certainly wouldn’t believe it when staying here. It is peaceful and very liveable.
- City Centre: A good option if you’re looking at a modern modern holiday apartment close to the harbourside district. Here you will be close to everything, and is a good option if you’re considered an apartment to rent for one night.
- Hotwells: One of the most iconic neighbourhoods of the city, the multicoloured terraces are hard to mistake. They are pinned to the hillside and despite the apparent manicured look of them all, this is a vibrant area with a fantastic Rastafarian culture, close proximity to the city centre and an exciting gastronomical scene.
- Sneyd Park: A high-end suburb with some of the most gorgeous Edwardian villas which may take your fancy in your luxury accommodation in Bristol.
- Stokes Croft: Also known as Bristol’s cultural hotbed, this suburb has come into its own as a iconic part of Bristolian culture. Finding a holiday rental here would mean being in one of the trendiest neighbourhoods in the UK, with plenty of grassroots movements, graffiti and art cinemas.
- Montpellier: A up and coming area that is hip, modern and regenerated. You can find 2 bedroom apartments to rent here, and has many vibrant pubs and restaurants. You can see live music here, and shop locally.
- Easton: Looking for easy access outside to the surrounding Somerset countryside? Book your Bristol holiday rental here and you can cycle along the railway line away from the city centre, but will still be located within a multicultural distance close to the city centre.
- Old Market: This is the home of Bristol’s LGBT community, and with various listed buildings for your short stay apartment to rent which make it a picturesque place to stay.
- Southville: A vibrant district to live in, and is located south of the River Avon. It has North Street which is great for independent shopping, and here you can also find the Tobacco Factory Theatre. We recommend self-catering apartments here if you’re looking to see a theatre show.
- Temple Quarter: The area closest to Temple Meads train station, if you’re looking to travel in and around Bristol, we would recommend looking for weekend accommodation here. There are many cafes and restaurants, and located here is also the Floating Harbour where you can take a ferry down to the maritime area.
When is best to visit Bristol
Despite generally experiencing warmer climates than places further north in the UK, Bristol is located on the coast and so can experience quite cold temperatures. The best time to visit is during late spring and early summer, when temperatures average at around 16 to 17 degrees Celsius. The sea breeze blows across Bristol which means it can be a bit colder than other places in the South West. It is a city which you can visit in theory at any time of year, and booking self-catering holiday homes here means making the most of a cosmopolitan city and everything that it has to offer culturally and historically.
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Clifton Suspension Bridge and other points of interest
You certainly won’t run out of things to do in Bristol when staying in your city centre holiday accommodation. We have collated some of the most important landmarks in the city ready for your trip, whether you’re staying in an apartment for the weekend or for one night.
- Clifton Suspension Bridge: Joining the River Avon and Avon Gorge is this magnificent Suspension Bridge, which links Clifton with Leigh Woods in North Somerset. It is the iconic symbol of Bristol and was built in 1831. It is a Grade I-listed building, and is now crossed by more than four million vehicles a year.
- SS Great Britain: Formerly a passenger steamship, it is now a museum and is docked in Bristol Great Western Dockyard. Considered to be one of the most important maritime vessels of the time, it was active between 1845 and 1854. It is a great activity for the kids as it is a highly sensory experience which gives a good glimpse into life on board.
- Kennet and Avon Canal: A great way to explore the area, it is 87 miles long and links London with the Bristol Channel.
- Bristol Zoo Gardens: Set within the pretty landscape of 12 acres of garden, you will find 400 species of exotic animals including the family of gorillas, seals, penguins and butterflies.
- Cabot Tower, Bristol: This tower is located in the oldest park in Bristol, Brandon Hill. You can admire some incredible views over the city and Harbourside from here. This 105ft tower was built in 1897 in memory of John Cabot’s voyage to North America in the years of New World discovery.
- Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery: The main art gallery of the city with fossils, a Romany caravan and works by Banksy who is a local in Bristol.
- M Shed: Located in a dockside transit shed in the Floating Harbour, this museum allows you to explore the industrial past of the city and is home to over 3,000 Bristol artefacts showing the role in the slave trade.
- Arnolfini: One of the centres of contemporary arts, this gallery has a varied programme of art exhibitions and cinema, music and dance events.
- Clifton Observatory: A former mill which is now used as an observatory with a Camera Obscura. It sits above the Avon Gorge and allows you to look across the whole city.