Historical Experiences in Bristol
Bristol is rich in history and culture that you can experience any time of the year. Here are some of our favourite historical places to visit while staying at our B&B in Bristol:
Scenic Train Journeys
Don’t worry about speedy train journeys with a ride on the Pines Express! Although the Pines Express was the Manchester to Bournemouth long-distance service that ran daily between 1910 and 1967 you only need to go far enough to enjoy some amazing Bristol countryside and enjoy a glass of prosecco followed by afternoon high tea and sandwiches.
If scones and finger sandwiches aren’t for you and you want a bit more action then why not get hands-on with a unique opportunity to drive a steam or diesel locomotive!
Read more about Avon Valley Railway events
Other great locomotive activities include a Murder Mystery tour as well as the opportunity to host your own event!
Thornbury castle is a great place to see and you can even ‘sleep like royalty’ ‘in the very room slept in by Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. You can take a tour of the castle and Tudor-walled gardens or experience life as a Tudor Queen, dressing up for the day to fit in with the amazing Tudor surroundings of the castle!
Visit Berkeley Castle to find out more.
Clifton Suspension Bridge offers some amazing scenery and as well as a guided tour, you can also discover the secrets of the hidden vaults.
But remember - they are secret and hidden, so keep it to yourself! Shh!
Bristol City Centre
Although Bristol is a modern city, it has an amazing mix of architecture from over the years influenced by Norman, gothic and Georgian past times. Bristol Cathedral and Castle Park are just a few great places to visit and to absorb the history of Bristol and the surrounding area.
Pirates and cemeteries
Other great opportunities to enjoy the history of Bristol include taking a tour with Pirate Pete or to visit the Arnos Vale Cemetery which is internationally recognised as one of the best examples of a British Victorian garden cemetery.
Bristol was originally founded in the 11th century and was a trading hub for slaves by the Viking rulers. Pirate Pete’s tour only takes an hour but it’s a great chance to see the historic harbourside and hear tales of slavery, piracy and much more!
Start your historic experience today
If you would like to visit some of the many great and historic attractions in Bristol then make sure to book your stay with us. Our modern rooms include WiFi, colour TV and comfortable modern beds so that you can get a good nights sleep before you explore the past times of Bristol!
Book a room or two online at our cheap B&B in Bristol so you can enjoy all the alphabet of Bristol !