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#BEDM – Weekend Away in Bristol

By 17 May 2014 Bristol, Life, Lifestyle, Travel, United Kingdom
Bristol waterfront

I’m deviating from the Blog Every Day in May prompt today to write about my weekend in Bristol. At the end of April it was hubby and I’s first wedding anniversary. To celebrate we decided to treat ourselves to a city break and after much deliberation we chose Bristol as our destination. I think we made a pretty good choice!

We arrived mid-afternoon on Saturday and because our hotel was in the centre of the city we had to negotiate the traffic. It was rammed! We managed to find the hotel with me only directing us through one No Entry sign.

Our hotel was lovely. The Grand is a Thistle hotel and right in the heart of Bristol. We booked a king room and found the biggest bed ever! We have a kingsize bed at home but this one must have been super king. It was awesome! Both hubby and I could stretch out without encroaching on the other’s room. Lovely.

Here’s our room (I was hanging our clothes up while hubby was helping taking by pictures):
Standard king room at The Grand hotel Bristol by Thistle

Once we’d got settled we headed out of the hotel to explore the city. We ended up in the Shopping Quarter, which was fine by be! Cabot Circus is pretty cool and then we spent a while in the massive Primark. I bought the mint green cardigan that I’m wearing in the top left picture below.

Sunday we were up early and gorged ourselves on the hotel breakfast! The weather wasn’t brilliant but we managed to have a wander around the old city, found the cathedral and explored the waterfront before heading to the aquarium and M Shed. This collage shows you some of the highlights of our visit.

Weekend away in Bristol Collage

Have you ever been to Bristol? I really recommend it. There’s a great vibe and I reckon it would be a fab place to live.

Rachel x

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