Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin

“A very pleasing visit to the Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin property on the outskirts of Bristol.” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

BRISTOL, BRISTOL

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This iconic Bristol hotel restored and updated by Hotel Du Vin has an enviable location in Clifton Village, with views from the restaurant, terrace and some of the bedrooms over the famous suspension bridge. The bedrooms come in a range of shapes and sizes and are all decorated in the house style, with comfortable beds, a range of amenities and no little detail. Dining options include the popular White Lion Bar with a huge terrace looking onto the bridge or the more refined Goram & Vincent restaurant, where coal fired grills are the speciality. As might be expected, an extensive wine list is available. Permit car parking is available on nearby streets.

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4 Star Hotel
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Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin
Sion Hill, BRISTOL, BRISTOL, BS8 4LD

Features

Rooms
  • En-suite rooms: 78
  • Family rooms:
  • WiFi available
Opening times
  • Open all year

About the area

Discover Bristol

The Anglo-Saxon settlement at Bristol grew up around the bridge and harbour on the River Avon. With access to the sea, it increased in importance. Isambard Kingdom Brunel, whose London—Bristol railway line terminated in his gothic-style station of Temple Meads, had long been involved with Bristol. He had remodelled the docks in 1830, and six years later designed the Clifton Suspension Bridge over the 250-foot (76m) deep Avon Gorge.

During the bombing raids of World War II many churches and historic houses were lost. Fortunately, the finest parish church in England, St Mary Redcliffe, with its 292-foot (89m) spire, survived, although traffic now swirls all around it. Bristol Cathedral was founded as an Augustinian abbey in the 1140s and became a cathedral in1542. The Norman chapter house is particularly fine. There is almost too much to see in Bristol: other gems include Wills Tower, John Wood’s Corn Exchange, the Coopers’ Hall by William Halfpenny, the Grotto at Goldney House in Clifton, the long south façade of Ashton Court, and the Christmas Steps (off the beginning of Park Road).

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