The city of Bristol makes an ideal base for exploring the South West of England and Cardiff during the Rugby League World Cup 2013 in October. Close to the M4 and M5 motorways, Bristol also boasts excellent rail links to London (1 hour and a half), Cardiff (45 minutes) and the South West coastal towns (1 – 2 hours). The city is packed with a range of accommodation options, from boutique guesthouses and sophisticated hotels, to budget bed and breakfasts and friendly hostels.
Bristol blends its rich maritime heritage with an innovative, dynamic culture, making it one of the most cosmopolitan centres outside London. Compact enough to get around on foot, yet big enough to boast an exciting line-up of entertainment, Bristol has much to offer from the iconic 19th century Clifton Suspension Bridge to Brunel’s ss Great Britain in the thriving Harbourside. There are also fine museums and galleries and family-friendly attractions including Bristol Zoo Gardens, Bristol Aquarium and At-Bristol science centre.
Bristol is well-known for its locally-produced food and drink with many award-winning restaurants, markets and funky live music bars serving popular dishes. The city is also a mecca for shoppers looking for high street fashion and designer brands, whilst party seekers will enjoy Bristol’s range of friendly pubs, cocktail lounges, underground clubs and popular gig nights.
For more information on visiting Bristol see www.visitbristol.co.uk