|Attraction||Distance from Bristol Airport||Approximate journey time (Car)|
|City Musuem and Art Gallery||8.6 miles||22 mins|
|Bristol Old Vic||7.7 miles||21 mins|
|Bristol Cathedral||9.1 miles||23 mins|
|Bristol Zoo Gardens||9.6 miles||22 mins|
|At Bristol||9.1 miles||20 mins|
|Cabot Circus||10.1 miles||26 mins|
|Broadmead Shopping Centre||8.8 miles||31 mins|
Bristol Airport Local Attractions
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 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 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.
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 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.
More information on local attractions can be obtained from:
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:
- Over 120 shops including Apple, Cult, Hollister, Fred Perry and Topshop
- 2 department stores; House of Fraser and Harvey Nichols
- About 30 cafés and restaurants
- Showcase Cinema De Lux with 13 screens and 3,000 seats
- Adventure Golf
Cabot Circus facilities:
- 2500 car parking spaces available for customers, 24 hours 7 days a week
- Toilets with disabled facilities and baby changing
- Banks with cash points
Monday to Saturday: 10am - 8pm
Sunday: 11am - 5pm
Bank Holidays: 10am - 6pm
Restaurants and Cafés offer extended opening hours
The Management Suite
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 thetrainline.com
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
Tel: +44 (0) 117 925 7053
- Over 100 stores in the Mall Galleries Shopping Centre with over 300 stores surrounding it. A great range from large department stores to small specialist shops including House of Fraser, Marks and Spencers, Debenhams, Tescos, Boots, Waterstones and HMV
- There is a huge range of places to eat and drink from coffee shops, to take aways to restaurants. Some favourites include McDonalds, KFC, Burger King, Starbucks, Costa, Greggs, Pizza Hut and Millies Cookies
- Facilities: include car parks, shopmobility, toilets with disabled facilities and baby changing, banks with cash points, CCTV, shop safe radionet and a dedicated police team
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.