Travel Blogs from Bristol
I love this season, especially at this latitude!
The gathering of the sheaves, the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness... Keats' Ode To Autumn is one of my favourites ... sheer perfection.
I know most of you wouldn't think of me and hymns in the same sentence but this lovely hymn of the title is apt for this entry.
It's all about friendship and working together for the common good - and that fits very well with our experiences over these ...
... just because they could.
The Butes were hilariously extravagant as only rich Victorians can be, google them if ever you are in need of a high society giggle. Amongst other things, they built a house with the sole purpose of hurting the eyes. Gold plating, mosaics, woodcarving, peacock wallpaper, the works. It was an attack of the senses, but even so, if you shut out the rest and only looked at the details, they were quite beautiful. My favourites were ...
... the hotel is always a bit of an adventure. But we got there eventually. Bristol city is a bit like Sydney, in so far as it doesn’t have any idea how to stay up late. So when we ventured out at around 10:00 for dinner, most restaurant kitchens were already closed, but hey, the kebab food truck was still open, so, job done!
It was a bit of a big day - another big one planned tomorrow. As the young folks say … let’s do this!
... three months or more it would take for passage to Australia. The museum is very interesting and well presented, giving the history of the ship and the road to recovery and restoration after it was scuttled in the Falkland Islands. I've attached a few interesting photos especially for you ...
... balls! Go. Me.
Then we went wandering in the rain to see a bit of the city, me with a hoop over my shoulder.
It was such good fun, and even more fun because I had a dear friend with me. I guess it's often the people you are with that make the memories, rather than where you are.
Well, just on that note...13 days. You will find out when I tell you.
But now, I am going to watch Wreck It Ralph.
Other places to stay in Bristol
Redcliffe Hill, Bristol | 4 star hotelfrom $106
- Lovely City Centre Hotel
- Great city Hotel
- Great Deal
2 Lower Castle Street, Bristol | 4 star hotelfrom $140
- Good facilities but reception and lifts awful
- Clean, large, feather comforters!
- Great value
Cabot, Bristol | 4 star hotelfrom $136
- Complete waste of money/time and sleepless night!!!
- Nice hotel, great location and cheap
- Needs refurbishment
Filton Road, Bristol | 3 star hotelfrom $89
- Staff needs some training in P.R.!!
- A Fairly Good Place to rest up. But....
- Pleasant place to stay
Lawrence Hill, Bristol | 4 star hotelfrom $114
College Green , Bristol | 4 star hotelfrom $167
- Celebration Meal 30 Years
- Not worth the price!!
- Great Hotel
Cabot, Bristol | 4 star hotelfrom $124
- Probably the worst hotel in Bristol
- Not grand at all
- Missing The One Percenters
Cabot, Bristol | 4 star hotelfrom $135
Woodlands Lane, Bristol | 4 star hotelfrom $101
- Dreadful Hotel
- Quite a good hotel - doesn't deserve all its bad press!
Lawrence Hill, Bristol | 4 star hotelfrom $127
- City Inn Bristol- Not the best
- Great place to stay!
New Road, Bristol | 2 star hotelfrom $121
Victoria Street, Bristol | 4 star hotelfrom $115
- Great bathroom!
- Perfectly OK business hotel
Bond Street South, Bristol | 3 star hotelfrom $109
Explore Lane, Bristol | 2 star hotelfrom $77
Lawrence Hill, Bristol | 2 star hotelfrom $108
Beggar Bush Lane, Failand, Bristol | 4 star hotelfrom $102
Welsh Back, Bristol | 4 star hotelfrom $108
- A lovely Experience
- Modern, Stylish and in a Great Location
- Stylish and comfortable
Aztec West, Bristol | 4 star hotelfrom $185
Avon Street, Bristol | 2 star hotelfrom $75
A38 Bridgewater Rd, Cowslip Green, Bristol | 3 star hotelfrom $118
The Haymarket, Bristol | Hotelfrom $105
Sion Hill, Bristol | 3 star hotelfrom $143
470 Bath Road, Bristol | 3 star hotelfrom $96
Welcome Break Services, Bristol | 2 star hotelfrom $78
St Paul's Rd, Bristol | 2 star hotelfrom $80
11 -15 St Paul's Road, Bristol | 2 star hotelfrom $85