The Dockmaster's House
Travel Blogs from Bristol
Saturday in England, it must be Bath Driving into this town that is a least 2000 years old takes your breath away. A lot of the buildings are sandstone and the whole town is apparently on the UN ESCO world heritage list. After finding parking near the river we take the short stroll into the ancient town. We find the tourist information and get the Red bus map and set off into the busy streets. Bath Abbey is on one side of the square. There is a sign saying a Norman tower stood on ...
... luggage and travel a bit lighter. I can also come back in between my forays.
Bath is bathed in beautiful golden light like a tiny Paris. In
the well-presented Roman thermo mineral bath and temple ruins, one easily gets
an immersive and tangible experience of that era. I feel right at home in that
town, my favorite so far.
... sounds British. .
Rosemary is a vicar’s widow, and is very involved in the village
Anglican church. We have interesting conversations about religion and the gay
issue. There are two gay couples living nearby, one of which attended the
service on Sunday. It is hard for her to imagine the kind of fundamentalism I came
out of, and the ways that issue is handled in ...
... ticket in another country proved to have its own challenges. Bath was busy and crowded with tourists, and the boys wanted to swim at the hotel before the pool closed, so we drove back to Bristol after picking up some fudge and tea. Back at the hotel Lucas and Anthony enjoyed the pool, Brad took a nap and I caught up on blogging. It was nice to take a few moments to relax.
We walked down to the waterfront for a bite to eat. The boys chose to eat ...
... us some indication what they'd be going through the next day (in summary, a LOT of pain!). We had a great ride, bagging our first Alpine col (Col de Sarenne), at a slightly annoying altitude of 1999m!!
The following day we headed up, together with an estimated half a million others, onto the hill, to secure our place. We managed to find some other Brits with a couple of large Union jacks to join, and enjoyed a great few hours of ...
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 $95
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
Beggar Bush Lane, Failand, Bristol | 4 star hotelfrom $102
Lawrence Hill, Bristol | 2 star hotelfrom $108
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
Saint Paul's Rd., Clifton, Bristol | 2 star hotelfrom $80
St Paul's Road, Bristol | 2 star hotelfrom $85