Paris may be the city of love, but Bristol can make for a brilliant location to explore for a romantic city break.
You can spend a brilliant morning ambling through Bristol’s city centre; taking in the sights of the grand Wills Memorial Building, Banksy’s iconic street art and visiting famous locations like the SS Great Britain. Bristol is a city that has a long history that has led to people from all over the world coming there to set up their lives. This makes it a cultural hub, thriving with diverse experiences for you to explore whilst spending time with your partner.
Once you have pounded the pavement of Bristol in the morning, taking in the cultural wonders of the city, you can then have a more relaxed early afternoon by visiting Bristol’s Lido. The Lido has a grand open air swimming pool, warmed to leave you feeling fresh and energised after a swim. You can then contrast this relaxing swim in the pool, with the heat of a romantic visit alongside your partner to the sauna, steam room & hot tub facilities that they have on offer. You can top this off with a comforting massage that you can book in at the Lido if you wish.
Once you are done luxuriating in the Lido’s extensive spa facilities, you can then enjoy the other side of the experience that they offer. Lunch at their distinctive restaurant and be served their food that is a personal expression of the head chef’s appreciation of foraging and wild cooking in a wood fuelled oven. The Lido’s starters encompass the culinary realm spreading from quail to squid, and at the heart of their lunch menu is their famous tapas.
Clifton Suspension Bridge
To finish off your time in Bristol, have a romantic walk along the Clifton Suspension Bridge at sunset. The Clifton Suspension Bridge is outside of the city centre, but easily accessible by walk or public transport. Providing you a perfect opportunity to see a different side to the city, the grand bridge was built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and acts as an impressive structure much like the iconic Eiffel tower in the city of love.
Cap off a wonderful day and impress your partner by cooking your very own romantic dinner. Whilst hotels might have a certain appeal, a brilliant serviced apartment provides you with cooking facilities and more independence, for example Beech House is an accommodation near Bristol’s city centre. Nestled in Clifton, the collection of serviced apartments are available to book for a certain stretch of time. The apartments themselves are converted from Victorian buildings, giving you a modern place to stay with the feeling of heritage and decorated with historical details. You can enjoy your intimate stay in the private apartments, alongside its spectacular features such as shiny wood floors, original marble fireplaces and intriguing furniture.
Hopefully you will find this guide to a romantic stay in Bristol both helpful and inspiring.