The rise in popularity of staycations means the UK tourism industry has seen a lot of growth in the past decade, with more Brits looking to have a vacation domestically to save money and some time and stress. Unsurprisingly, the most popular city for staycations in recent years has been London.

The wide range of activities and different locations within a relatively small space means there is always a lot to do. However, not looking beyond the capital may be a mistake. Here we will show you some of the reasons why Bristol accommodation may be the perfect choice for your next domestic holiday.

  • Bristol has a rich culture that in many ways’ rivals London

Many travellers make the mistake of only visiting London when they come to the UK, we highly advise against this. If you do only stay in the capital, you will not bear witness to the fantastic culture that presents in the cities outside of London like Bristol. The Stokes Croft and Bear Pit within Bristol’s centre are hubs of different cultures and truly must be seen to be believed. Booking some Bristol accommodation will also give you more time to explore some of the other areas of this wonderful city.

  • Bristol accommodation comes in different shapes and sizes

If you are sceptical about the type of accommodation on offer in Bristol, don’t be. The city centre hosts some of the worlds most trusted branded hotels and there are plenty of different options when it comes to independent hotels and serviced apartments. The best part is that not only are they located throughout the city, they also come in various shapes and sizes, suiting any budget.

  • There are a lot of different day trips you can take from Bristol

When you book a stay in Bristol you are not bound by the city limits when it comes to the trips you can take. Booking well connected Bristol accommodation gives you access to the historic cities of Bath and Gloucester, plus the Welsh Capital of Cardiff is a short drive away. These links make Bristol one of the most well-connected cities in the South-West, which is one of the reasons why Bristol accommodation has become very popular in recent years.

  • You can take a day trip to London (if you must)

If we have not managed to convince you of the virtues of booking Bristol accommodation, alas, we have failed. However, if you do decide to book Bristol accommodation, you can take a day trip to London! The super fast service from Temple Meads to Paddington will get you to the capital in little over an hour.

This is great for a day trip as you can explore different parts of London from the comfort (and budget-friendliness) of your Bristol accommodation. If this sounds appealing, make sure you book your accommodation within walking distance of Temple Meads if you can.