The Golden Lion
Travel Blogs from Bristol
This morning we cabbed to Paddington Station and jumped on the train for a trip to Kemble in the Cotswolds to visit Ash and Sophie Smith and their kids Owen and Harvey. They are here from Sydney and staying in Sophie's sister Anna's house for a couple of weeks. And what a beautiful house it is - an absolute oasis away from the madness of London - ...
... has glass floors and you can see the stones and pools underneath.
Now that it's time to leave Bath, we feel we are just getting to know their street layout. We have been lost several times. On the walk back to our B&B we found the road called the circus where the houses are built around in a circle.
The UK has been treating us well weatherise. We are hoping it will continue for our stay in London.
... car behind ours. The second trick was to take on the landlady's advice that the carpark buildings were as far from the centre of the city as the guesthouse was. We walked, and again the map failed us. We were looking for the Abbey and we kind of got close. A local said she could see where the Abbey was in her mind's eye and so set us off in that ...
Despite having seen tons of pictures of Stonehenge, it was pretty impressive. Beautiful day too! What they don't tell you is that once you get to the visitor center, Stonehenge is actually about...a mile maybe? from it, so you can talk or take the bus, but why take the bus on a beautiful day?!?! It was a nice walk, and I'd have liked to see Woodhenge, but there just wasn't any time. I'm glad Levi and Jake wanted to walk too.
Bath is ...
... no US dollars, no phone and no idea where the friend I was staying with lived I regretted allowing the ball organisation to take over my life organisation ... Luckily for me, random strangers, no matter how scary they look on the red line at hyde park, always tend to me nice, I borrowed someones phone, got off into a urine-soaked elevator, walked past about 5 police cars (Hyde Park is apparently not as nice as it is ...
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