Bristol Airport Local Attractions

City Museum and Art Gallery

Set in beautiful Edwardian Baroque building, Bristol's City Museum and Art Gallery has a diverse collection from fine art to prehistoric artefacts. It is the region's largest museum and art gallery and as well as the variety of permanent works there is always a changing temporary exhibition. Workshops, childrens activities and lectures are held here and there is a charming Edwardian style café serving drinks and snacks. Admission to the Museum and Gallery is free.

Bristol Old Vic

Bristol Old Vic Theatre in is one of the oldest working theatres in the world; opening originally in 1766. Today it is still a popular venue with local and national theatre companies regularly performing here. As well as theatre, musicals and poetry performances there are talks and tours held here as well as special events and children's events.

Bristol Cathedral

Bristol Cathedral is an impressive structure and a symbol of Bristol set close to the centre of town. It was built in the 16th century and has always been an important part of Bristol's history. As well as regular services, there are events held here throughout the year and a tour is also available every Saturday from May to October.

Bristol Zoo Gardens

A great day out for the family, Bristol Zoo Gardens houses over 300 species from all over the world. Highlights include Gorilla Island, Seal and Penguin Coasts and Twilight World. Various special events are held at the Zoo during the summer and there is the Pelican Restaurant serving hot meals and snacks and a gift shop for souvenirs. Admission is £13 for adults and £8 for children aged between 3-14 and free for under 3's. Discounts are available of £38 for 2 adults & 2 children. There are also concessions available for 15-18 year olds, students, senior citizens and disabled adults at £11.50. Disabled children can get in to Bristol Zoo for £6.20 and carers for disabled adults entry is free. The Zoo is open from 9am to 5.30pm daily 9peak) and 9am - 5pm (off-peak).

At Bristol

At-Bristol is a unique destination bringing science, nature and art to life. The venue is home to an Imax cinema; Explore, a 21st century science centre and Wildwalk, an exploration into the natural world. At-Bristol is open every day except Christmas Day and admission varies depending on which attractions are visited.

Tourist Information

More information on local attractions can be obtained from:

Tourist Information Centre

St Nicholas Street

Telephone: +44 (0)117 926 0767

Bristol Local Amenities

Cabot Circus Shopping Centre

Cabot Circus is conveniently located in the city centre and offers a wide range of shopping and eating opportunities. The centre opened in September 2008 and is now one of the top shopping destinations in the UK. With its modern architecture and designer stores it has dramatically rejuvenated Bristol Town Centre.

Cabot Circus provides:

Cabot Circus facilities:

Opening hours:
Monday to Saturday: 10am - 8pm
Sunday: 11am - 5pm
Bank Holidays: 10am - 6pm
Restaurants and Cafés offer extended opening hours

Contact Details:
Cabot Circus
The Management Suite
Glass house
0117 9529 360


Getting to Cabot Circus Shopping Centre

By train- The nearest train station is Bristol Temple Meads and is short walk, bus and ferry ride from Cabot Circus. You can book cheap tickets through

By car- The car park is accessible from the end of the M32 off Newfoundland Street. Maps, directions, car hire and aiport parking can be found in our Bristol Airport Transport section.

By Bus- Cabot Circus is well served by local bus services and the national coach network. You can book tickets with National Express coaches to and from Bristol Airport

Park and Ride- There are three services from Bath Road, Portway and Long Ashton to Cabot Circus.

Broadmead Shopping Centre

Broadmead Shopping Centre, conveniently located in the city centre, offers a wide range of shopping and eating options. Its central location means that there are a number of transport options available. Temple Meads train station is only 10 minutes walk, regular buses from all around the city are available and there are several parking options.

Broadmead Shopping Centre

69 Broadmead
Tel: +44 (0) 117 925 7053


Monday - 9-6pm
Tuesday - 9-6pm
Wednesday - 9-6pm
Thursday - 9-7pm (late night shopping)
Friday - 9-6pm
Saturday - 9-6pm
Sunday - 11-5pm

Take a look at the table below to see how far away the attractions are from Bristol Airport. Please take into consideration that journey times may take longer during peak times.

Attraction distances from Bristol Airport

AttractionDistance from Bristol AirportApproximate journey time (Car)
City Musuem and Art Gallery8.6 miles22 mins
Bristol Old Vic7.7 miles21 mins
Bristol Cathedral9.1 miles23 mins
Bristol Zoo Gardens9.6 miles22 mins
At Bristol9.1 miles20 mins
Cabot Circus10.1 miles26 mins
Broadmead Shopping Centre8.8 miles31 mins