Bristol is the city of bridges, balloons, boats, bikes, Brunel and Banksy. Whether you’e looking for a romantic getaway in the English countryside, a great day out for the family or a fascinating solo adventure, be sure to book your cheap flights to Bristol England with Ryanair.
Bristol is located in the southwest of England, straddling the River Avon and is renowned for its maritime history. The city’s former city centre port and harbour is home to 19th-century warehouses comprising of restaurants, shops and cultural institutions such as the contemporary art gallery, The Arnolfini.
Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel is something of a local hero. The SS Great Britain, an iron steamship which he designed is stationed in the city’s harbour. Brunel is also the designer behind the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge that spans the Avon Gorge.
When to book cheap flights to Bristol
Bristol is an all year round destination, but the best time to make your trip to Bristol is during the summer months when the weather is at its warmest and there are many outdoor cultural events. When you book your Bristol flights, you can look forward to summer events such as the Bristol Harbour Festival with music and family filled activities along the waterfront, and The Bristol Shakespeare Festival held in the city’s parks and historic buildings. During August, The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta features massive hot air balloons floating over Ashton Court. Need a place to stay in Bristol? Check out Ryanair Rooms for great value deals on hotels, apartments and places to stay in Bristol.
What to see in Bristol?
After your cheap Bristol flights land in Bristol airport and you reach the city centre, you’ll find plenty to see and do in the city. Check out the stunning views of the Clifton Suspension Bridge spanning the Avon Gorge or go exploring through the Ashton Court Estate woodlands. Take part in one of Bristol City’s walking tours and discover the local street art by acclaimed artist Banksy. Discover Bristol’s historic harbour which has been around since the 13th century and explore the former steamship the SS Great Britain - it has been fully restored and is now an award winning visitor attraction and museum.
When you fly to Bristol, you’ll find there are numerous ways of getting around the city to see the local sights and attractions. As Bristol was the first cycling capital in the UK, you’ll find plenty of bicycle paths and places to hire bikes.There are plenty of walking routes too, but if you're pushed for time or need some assistance with getting around then there are regular buses that run to all of the key locations in and around the city centre.
There are also regular ferry services that run to and from key waterfront and harbour side attractions as well as guided trips around Bristol and along the Avon river towards Bath. Prefer to explore the city with your own set of wheels? Book a car with Ryanair car hire and it will be ready and waiting for you when you arrive in Bristol.
What to eat in Bristol?
Foodie? You’re in for a treat when you fly to Bristol. It’s the perfect destination for a romantic getaway with some of the finest restaurants the southwest of England has to offer. Whether you’re planning to dine al fresco in one of Bristol’s outdoor garden country pubs or along the waterfront on one of the many boats that have been transformed into magnificent restaurants and bars, you’ll find organised food festivals throughout the year in Bristol with the Bristol Food Connections festival kicking things off when it takes over Millennium Square and The Amphitheatre in June and the Love Food Festival running all year round.