Other Places to Visit

This part of the world has so much to offer and we really recommend exploring further afield and seeing the neighbouring countries while you're here. We've listed a few popular choices below. If there's any aspect of your travel plans that we can help with, please don't hesitate to ask!

Edinburgh, Scotland

Curtis and I fell in love with Edinburgh when we visited the city in 2007. The area is beautiful, the locals are friendly and we were spoilt for choice with interesting places to visit - what more could a visitor want? It's not hard to see why Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, is the UK's second most popular tourist destination after London. Historical buildings are everywhere you look in the "Old City" and we recommend exploring everything the Royal Mile has to offer - particularly Edinburgh Castle. I know you'll love the city as much as we did. We recommend staying at the Mackenzie Guest House. Danny and Jasmine, the proprietors, really go the extra mile to ensure you have a great stay and the Old City is just a short bus ride away. Plus, their scrambled eggs are the best we'd ever tasted!

A flight to Edinburgh from Bristol Airport costs approximately £25 per person (one way) with Easyjet, and takes about an hour and fifteen minutes.

Cardiff, Wales

Wales' capital may only have been a city for little over 100 years but don't be fooled! There is an abundance of history and culture here. Cardiff Castle dates back to the first century AD and is perfectly situated in the heart of the city, close to the shops and the beautiful and historic Bute Park.

Cardiff is roughly an hour away from Bristol on the train and trains depart frequently throughout the day from Bristol Temple Meads station. For more information and ticket prices, please visit National Rail Enquiries

Dublin, Ireland

Although we're yet to visit this famous city, our friends have told us how beautiful it is there. Dublin is the capital of the Republic of Ireland and has a strong literary history - William Butler Yeats, Samuel Beckett, Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw all hail from here. There are numerous museums, parks and galleries to visit during the day, while at night you will have your pick of traditional Irish pubs or trendy bars. We recommend getting a Dublin Pass which offers free airport transfers and free entry to 30 of Dublin's top attractions.

A flight to Dublin from Bristol Airport takes roughly an hour and costs approximately £20 (one way) with Ryanair. Please note that unlike England, Scotland and Wales, the currency of the Republic of Ireland is the Euro and currency conversion will be necessary if you choose to visit the country.

The Rest of Europe

It takes just a couple of hours to fly to destinations such as Paris, Brussels or Rome from Bristol Airport and, although prices differ throughout the year depending on the season, bargains can be found by flying with budget airlines such as Easyjet and Ryanair. Details of short city breaks can be found on Easyjet's website. We're yet to explore the rest of Europe but we'll do our best to help if you have any questions or need advice on travelling there.