Bristol is one of the UK’s best short-break destinations. It is the largest city in the southwest of England, situated on the
rivers Frome and Avon.Bristol has always been an adventurous city in search of new horizons.
In bygone times explorers and merchant adventurers set off on epic journeys from its harbour. Nowadays the city’s spirit of boldness and creativity expresses itself in art, architecture, and an enviable quality of life, through a vibrant culture,and an exciting entertainment programme. Bristol boasts an annual programme of festivals and events including everything from balloons to boats, kite flying to street carnivals, and the city’s thriving theatre scene continues to delight and entertain,
creating stars of today’s stage and screen.
The city’s diversity shines brightly in its many distinctive quarters. In the Old City grand, dignified, buildings rub shoulders with Bristol’s fashionable vision of the future along the modern harbour.
Bristol is a shopper’s paradise, from high street names to independent local labels, from markets and antique stalls to art and craft gift shops, there is something for everyone. The leafy Georgian crescents of fashionable Clifton and Whiteladies
Road play host to delightful independent shops, galleries, boutiques, and antique dealers. Bristol’s West End is a thriving and diverse shopping area with a host of quality independent traders in large, elegant, buildings, ideal for those looking for designer clothes, antiques, jewellery, art, and crafts.
There are also plenty of trendy bars and top restaurants. The main pull here is Park Street, one of the steepest streets in Bristol and favourite haunt for a spot of retail therapy or a sophisticated evening with friends. On the outskirts of Bristol, The Mall at Cribbs Causeway is an ultraconvenient shopping complex with more than 135 stores and 17 cafes and restaurants, all under one roof. Bristol’s Eastside is full of specialist stores selling food, fabrics, and crafts of Asian and Caribbean influence. Or try Gloucester Road for an eclectic choice of retro clothes, funky gifts, and clothes shops.
All this is only a flight away with Ryanair which operates a direct service to Bristol from Ireland West Airport Knock four days a week. Bristol International Airport provides convenient access to 10 counties across the west of England and south Wales.
The Bristol service is one of four Ryanair routes operating from Ireland West Knock with direct service to Luton, Stansted, East Midlands, a six times weekly service to Liverpool will commence. For more information on Ryanair flights from Ireland West Knock visit www.ryanair.com