The capital of England and the United Kingdom is just 2 hours from Bristol. London holds many beautiful and famous touristic attractions, such as Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace, Windsor Castle, Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, the River Thames, Madame Tussauds, Natural History Museum, Warner Bros Studio Tour, the London Eye, The Shard, and many more.
Just 1 hour from Bristol, this National Trust Site is a popular location for spotting new wildlife, hillside walking and taking in thebeautiful nature and the views. There is a blue butterfly flourishing in this area, which can be seen in certain spots along a trail. Also, sheep and rabbits are very common in this area. Around the tor, there are many beautiful sites too, including the Mendip Hills, Cheddar Gorge, Lytes Cary Manor and Tintinhull Manor. In the summer, Glastonbury Music Festival is also a very popular attraction here.
The medieval market town is the birthplace of Shakespeare, and is well known for the RSC (Royal Shakespeare Company) theatre, the house of William Shakespeare, which has been turned into a museum, and a beautiful riverside town centre. It’s only 1 hour and 30 minutes away too!
This is one of the wonders of the world, and the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe. Just 1 hour and 20 minutes from Bristol, you can enjoy taking a walk in the past, and come face to face with a 5,500 year old man! This is an unmissable experience.
Just 1 hour from Bristol, you have the first drive-through safari park outside Africa! Here, you can see many exotic animals, such as lions, tigers, monkeys, giraffes, cheetahs, rhinos, elephants, wolves, and deer, roaming in the wild!
3 hours away from Bristol, you have the famous city of Liverpool, birthplace of the Beatles. This maritime city boasts the largest collection of museums and galleries anywhere outside London. There are plenty of places to explore here!
1 hour and a half from Bristol lies the beautiful medieval city of Oxford. Revolving around its prestigious university, there are many picturesque buildings and places to explore. This is definitely a lovely day out. The open top bus tour is a good idea.
3 hours from Bristol, there is the gorgeous city of Cambridge. Here, you can see the world’s second most prestigious university, you can even stay in a beautiful college dorm! You can go punting along the river, admire the buildings on a walking tour and enjoy a traditional English cream tea in the afternoon.