The Dockmaster's House
Travel Blogs from Bristol
... day they looked very orderly -- as were the secret plans that kept Hughenden safe from German bombs in the '40s.
I met Avis over 25 years ago when we were both teaching at Trevelyan Middle School in Windsor. Another long and rich friendship!
Later, lunch at the Thatched Tavern in Ascot with uncle Michael and Sue... always a treat in any season.
Washington Earth Sangha friends, Ewen and Cynthia, visited for a day on a short trip from ...
... They apparently even handed out seeding calenders.
If you want to know more about the keep itself, you’ll have to ask Alexis, as she stole my audio tour player by means of asking nicely, and listened to the funny bloke all the rest of the way. Her english grades better be amazing.
We left the castle and ambled about the old town until we found the old Victorian market place, where we bought enough food to give us two homecooked meals. ...
We set off at 6.15am heading for Bristol. It took us two hours to clear the M25, fancy doing that every day. The truck was right in front of us and we had vehicles either side. It rained initially then cleared just before we got to Bristol, Spent most of the day with Cliff, Jean and Aunty Phyllis who is 102 and smokes about 50 cigs a week! ...
... the grey stones of the huge building which surround it on all sides.
I'd also recommend the steam train which takes you to SS. Great Britain. If you don't mind coughing a tad at the steam it's a great way to take in the river which flows right through the middle of the city. Add into this the FREE museum detailing Bristol's fantastic history and the local wildlife to be found, Bristol truly is a forgotten gem.
... the seats are too small to have my camera on my lap as well as all the other junk I seem to need, and I'm sure it would set off another volley of apologies from the seat beside me.
I am headed to Bristol to see an old friend, Marie - my best friend when we were about 15 or 16, in the depths of our turbulent teens. She and I both loved Maths and Art, and she has gone on to be an academic in Maths Education at a British university. She has three kids, about the same ...
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 $104
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