Holiday rentals in Bristol

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Popular amenities for Bristol holiday rentals

Stay near Bristol's top sights

Cabot Circus323 locals recommend
Clifton Suspension Bridge540 locals recommend
Ashton Gate Stadium24 locals recommend
The Mall at Cribbs Causeway79 locals recommend
Brunel's SS Great Britain331 locals recommend
Bristol Shopping Quarter3 locals recommend

Quick stats about holiday rentals in Bristol

Total rentals

4.1K properties

Rentals with dedicated workspaces

1.8K properties have a dedicated workspace

Rentals with a pool

30 properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

590 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

1.5K properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

157K reviews

Your guide to Bristol

Welcome to Bristol

Whether for its independent spirit, thriving music scene, or the beauty of the surrounding landscapes, Bristolians rave about their city, and many folks dream of moving here. As a centre for creative industries, with a focus on sustainable living, hippyish undertones, and a rebellious, revolutionary edge, Bristol is an exciting place to be. And it’s gorgeous, too, with many green parks and a lively harbourside of wharfs and boatyards, overlooked by the candy-coloured houses of Cliftonwood.

Art galleries and historic attractions abound: Clifton Observatory, the M Shed history museum, and Brunel’s SS Great Britain, the world’s first great ocean liner, are just a few things to keep travellers busy. The Gloucester Road and Stokes Croft neighbourhoods bristle with fiercely innovative independent stores and bars, a new generation of plant-based restaurants caters to vegans, and the LGBTQ+ scene is buzzing.

And if you have time to look up and look out, you’ll see Bristol got lucky geography-wise, too. Dramatic countryside circles the city: Somerset’s incredible Cheddar Gorge, the Mendip Hills, the Cotswolds, and over the Bristol Channel, South Wales’ Brecon Beacons National Park and the luscious Wye Valley.


The best time to stay in a holiday rental in Bristol

Bristol is an outdoorsy place, so to make the most of the pedestrianised areas, the harbour, and adventures into the surrounding scenery, come when the weather’s good, which could be a crisp autumn day or frosty winter. Great stuff happens all year but most spectacular is the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta in August, when more than 100 colourful hot-air balloons float to the skies above Ashton Court. In May, a month-long walking festival sees dozens more guided and themed walks than the rather hefty usual, plus there’s the Gert Lush vintage cycling festival (“gert lush” is Bristolian slang for “great”). In September the Foodies Festival features food stalls, chef demos, and kids’ classes, while December is when Westonbirt, the National Arboretum lights up its colossal collection of 2,500 tree species with illuminated forest trails.


Top things to do in Bristol

Cycling out of town

There’s tons of lovely cycling in the area, but a popular route is to bike out west through Clifton, whizz around the Downs — a vast area of parkland on the edge of the city — then along the River Avon, passing the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge and riding the trails of Leigh Woods.

Music and street art

From ’70s reggae and the trip-hop acts of the 1990s to the freshest DJs today, Bristol’s talented offspring have made a big impact on its identity. Hear them in a huge range of clubs and see work by the world’s most famous graffiti artist on buildings and passageways all over town.

Surfing

It turns out you don’t have to live in Australia to go surfing in a city. The Wave just north of Bristol is a manmade, inland surf wave, where technology creates more than 1,000 waves an hour in a 200-metre pool — as many rideable waves as you’d get during eight hours in the sea.

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