The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Escape - - WHAT’S YOUR BUDGET BRISTOL -

Less than two hours from Lon­don by train, Bristol lures vis­i­tors with street art pedi­gree, the­atres and mu­se­ums, and ’20sin­spired speakeasies. “So much of Bristol is syn­ony­mous with art. You can’t turn a cor­ner without com­ing face-to-face with the home-town works of street artist Banksy,” says Tricia War­wick, Visit Bri­tain spokeswoman.

En­gi­neer­ing afi­ciona­dos will also love ex­plor­ing the new Be­ing Brunel mu­seum, which opened ear­lier this year, cham­pi­oning In­dus­trial Revo­lu­tion great Isam­bard King­dom Brunel.

“Aside from giv­ing Bri­tain the dock­lands, the SS Great Bri­tain and Great West­ern Rail­way, Brunel gifted Bristol with the mag­nif­i­cent Clifton Sus­pen­sion Bridge which boasts some of the best views in Bri­tain,” Tricia says.

For night owls, Bristol’s cul­tural scene brims “with op­tions like the UK’s old­est con­tin­u­ally work­ing theatre, Bristol Old Vic, and world­class mu­sic venue St Ge­orge’s Bristol.” Af­ter the show, hunt down one of the best speakeasies, Hyde & Co. “Look for the small black fe­dora sign­post,” Tricia says.

We found three Bristol ho­tels for all bud­gets.


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