Bristol – A Tourists' Delight
Bristol has been named the best city in the United Kingdom and it doesn’t take much effort to understand the reasons. Quite popular for its independent spirit, the city is quite famous as the ‘first cycling city’ in the continent. Bristol is home to ample of delightful attractions and activities to please every visitor out there. From arts, music and grounded culture to super-cool cafes in Clifton and museums by the Harbour, it has everything to quench the thirst for creativity, holiday, business or anything else. The city centre is just a hop away from the station, by foot, car/ taxi stand, or even the famous Bristol Ferry Boat; it hardly takes 20 minutes to reach the heart of the city.
Get On To It - Trains Offer The Best Comfort
Bristol has a well knitted network of roads, railways, air and coaches or buses. The city has a huge international airport, rendering and receiving services from 112 different countries. It is ideally situated for road access from London as well as from the north and east of England, it being situated at the intersection of the M4 and M5 motorways.
However, getting there by train will not only make your journey enjoyable and comfortable, but will also make you save great deal of pounds as compared to other means.
Bristol Temple Meads (located in Redcliffe) and Bristol Parkway are two of the city’s major rail terminals. Bristol Temple Meads is the largest train station in the city and is at a walking distance from the city centre. The station’s easy accessibility to the Bristol airport further ensures that your journey is uninterrupted. The station, built in 1840, is a Grade 1 listed building and renowned as one of the Tudor architectural masterpieces. The station, one of the oldest in the world, has undergone upgrades and renovations over the years while keeping its original splendour intact.
Bristol Temple Meads railway station is well connected to majority of the cities across the UK; it is served by the trains to and from cities like Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds, London, Manchester and Scotland. Trains to Bristol are connected directly from London, Scotland, Wales, Manchester and Birmingham. Some other popular train routes include:
Train tickets to Bristol start from as low as £7 and reach up to £534, depending on your departing station. Cheap train tickets to Bristol can be availed if you book well in advance with any of the serving operators. Prices are really low 3 to 4 months prior to the departing date and shoot up in the last 4 weeks. Also, if you are not in a hurry to reach your destination, you can choose non-direct trains to Bristol and make big savings. Bristol travel can be booked via online service platforms as well as the physical counters/ agents.
Train travel gives you immense comfort and quality time to spend with your family and loved ones. It not only eases your pockets, but also renders world class amenities on board – all for you to enjoy your journey to the maximum. First Great Western offers rail services to London Paddington, Wales, the south-west and the south coast while South West trains render a service from Bristol to London Waterloo. Cross Country takes care of the journeys heading towards north.
Buses to Bristol are another option to reach there. There are coach parks and coach drop points all across the city. The comprehensive bus network in Bristol is operated by the First Group.
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Know More About UK’s First Cycling City
Bristol is full of hilly areas, but that doesn’t bog down people’s spirit to get on two wheels. The city boasts of the first ever portion of the National Cycle Network. Apart from this, Bristol is well intact with its rich ancient history and is keeping easy pace with the international developments. The contemporary city offers serves you with full plate of Bristol Museum and Art Gallery and the Arnolfini, while Isambard Kingdom Brunel's SS Great Western steamship is one of the major tourist attractions. To have the actual feel of the creative and culinary knick-knacks of this beautiful city, just take a stroll by the harbour side, over the St Nichlas Market or the upbeat Clifton.
Bristol’s street art everywhere makes it all the more hep and cool. Once normal looking grey Nelson Street, has been refurbished by ‘See No Evil’ into a massive outdoor gallery. Needless to say, when you think of Bristol travel, the impressive image of the Clifton Suspension Bridge is sure to come across your mind.
Mischief is in the air in Bristol. They have theatres in breweries, art galleries in toilets and secret bars underneath Indian restaurants; something every tourist would remember and fall for. The city, where Rebina was invented is the perfect destination to have some fun and frolic in life with family and friends. Its never-say-die spirit in the air leaves you wanting for more.