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Through My Phone - 48 Hours in Bristol


I don't tend to set myself many goals at the start of each year, however in 2019 something I want to do is visit more of England. I feel like my passion for travel always takes me somewhere else in Europe or around the globe, when in reality there is a lot this country has to offer. 


But where to first?
We decided to visit Bristol as a band we like was touring - they're called The Struts in case any of you are curious - and it would have been the perfect excuse to see a new location and enjoy a staycation. 

I've been to Bristol a couple of times before, just for the day, and didn't really explore anything as I was queueing outside of a venue for.... you can guess it:another gig! I was a dedicated emo girl committed to catching my favourite bands on shows around the south of England all front row of course. Now, a few years later and not so bothered about pushing myself near the stage, I had plenty of time to walk around this gorgeous city. 


Wearing: Femme Luxe  Jumper *
Fila Trainers

Getting from Bournemouth to Bristol was quite easy and relatively stress-free. I would suggest getting there on a Friday as everything seems to be considerably cheaper then, instead of Saturday when prices for accomodations shoot up. 

Where to go
We walked over 10 miles and managed to enjoy a fair few sights and landmarks. I don't think you necessarily need to plan it, but if you have a map, you can certainly navigate your way around and absorb the famous sights as well as the little streets that aren't talked about as much. Our hotel was right next to one of the most gorgeous and famous parish churches in England, the St Mary Redcliffe Church which is well worth a visit because of its amazing architecture and rich history inside. From there we walked all the way to the square and ventured towards Clifton as we were tolf that's the nicer area and good for outfit shots (are you even a blogger if you don't look up where is best for the gram?!). The Clifton Suspension bridge was one of the highlights for me; designed and built in 1836 by a young engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. It's 702-foot-long and 250-foot-high and it gracefully spans the Avon Gorge between Clifton and Leigh Woods. The views you get from the bridge are stunning. 
If you're a fashion lover, you may want to pop into Village Green boutique - I found some amazing designer bargains in there (including a Celine bag I wish I bought now..). 
The walk back from Clifton can be done entirely by the river and you'll find lots of lovely photo spots as well as a number of pubs and restaurants where you can eat. It's especially enjoyable when it's sunny and you can sit outside with a cold pint catching some rays. 

Where to eat/drink
There are so many places to choose that of course with only 48 hours we didn't even scratch the surface but a cocktail bar that particuarly stood out to us was Aluna. It's honestly one of the few places I enjoyed a Pornstar Martini done to perfection - coming from someone who does drink them often. 
My friend Becky took us for a quick bite at Kongs of King Street which was hispter-central with pub games like table tennis and table football, as well as PlayStations and coin-operates game machines including PacMan, Double Dragon and Mortal Kombat. Good selection of drinks and friendly staff so I definitely reccommend it. Also perfect if you love vegan food. 
If you're addicted to Thai food then of course, The Giggling Squid is the place to be. I wish we had one of those in Bournemouth as the prices are very reasonable and the food quality is outstanding. 

I wold love to go back and see more of this place but I'd also love to know where you suggest we go next time? 
Please share some suggestions in the comments or tweet me! 

XOXO 


3 comments

  1. I really like Bristol :) I definitely need to explore it more as I live in Cardiff so I'm so close! xx

    Jessie | jessie-ann.co.uk

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  2. We love Bristol and excited to be going back this summer, we loved walking up to the suspension bridge and around the town.

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