Bristol, United Kingdom
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When to go
There are plenty of cosy pubs, cafes and restaurants in which to take refuge from the rain in the winter, but June through to September are the best months to visit. The westerly Gulf Stream climate keeps it a degree or two warmer than most of England, but this can make for excess drizzle in winter.
PlanesThe nearest airport is Bristol International, roughly half an hour’s drive from the city centre.
TrainsTrains arrive at either Bristol Temple Meads or Bristol Parkway. Temple Meads is nearer to the centre of the city.
AutomobilesThe M4, followed by the M32 is the main route into Bristol from London. Journey time from the capital is two to three hours, depending on traffic. Try not to travel on a Friday night; this is a busy commuter motorway.
TaxisTaxis cannot be flagged down in the street, so ask your hotel to book one for you. There are usually plenty of taxis outside the train stations.