Three reasons why Bristol shou...


Three reasons why Bristol should be your next city break

Aine Gillespie
Aine Gillespie

04:29 22 Apr 2024

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Want to get away this year but the annual leave is looking scarce?

Enter the glorious city break -  the chance to explore new sights, try new foods and sample cultural hotspots without even making a dent in your holiday allowance.

If that mini break is exactly what you're craving, you can't go far wrong with Bristol. It's just over an hour flight away and you can travel there with ease and comfort from Ireland West Airport.

From street art to spectacular views, there are plenty of reasons to put Bristol on your bucket list. Here are our top three things to see and do in the city:

Clifton Suspension Bridge & Observatory

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This is one of the most Instagrammable spots of the city and a must-see at sunset!

Soak up the spectacular views of Bristol from the Clifton Suspension Bridge and Observatory. These twelve vaulted chambers were discovered just 20 years ago and if you'd like a panoramic view of the area you can head to the Observatory which is just a short walk away. There's also a café close by so you can enjoy a hot cuppa while taking in those breathtaking views.


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Wake the Tiger


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It's always good to have something for a rainy day and at Wake the Tiger, you'll make your way through a portal and discover the work of local artists.

Whether you're looking for a date night with a difference or a fun-filled outing with friends, Wake the Tiger is sure to inject a bit of fun and colour to your visit. You can find out more and book your spot here.

Street art


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Let's face it, the main reason we head for a weekend away is to make everyone at home jealous. What better way to do it than snapping plenty of pictures at the incredible murals in Bristol?

You'll even get to see work from the world famous Banksy - this is the city where he grew up, so you'll spot some of his earliest works.

@bestofbristol If you’re looking for something free to do in Bristol then check out the available maps for a Banksy walking tour around the city 🙌 #bristol #bestofbristol #bristoluk #bristoluni #uk #placestovisit #bristolthingstodo ♬ original sound - Best of Bristol

Tempted to get away?

With Ireland West Airport, you've 21 popular holiday destinations across the UK and Europe right on your doorstep. Plus if you fancy travelling further afield, you can get onward connections to North America and around the world via their daily Aer Lingus flight to London Heathrow.

You also no longer have to empty your liquids and separate electronics at Ireland West Airport, due to an investment in technology.

And if all that isn't enough, just look how quick it is to get to the gate:

@thisisiradio No time wasting here @Ireland West Airport ♬ original sound - iRadio

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