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Admiral Young Driver – The Firefly

Last year, our daughter, Hollie, enjoyed jumping behind the wheel of a real car for her first driving lesson – even though she wasn’t 17. It was thanks to the Admiral Young Driver programme, which enables anyone from the age of ten to learn how to drive a proper vehicle at one of 43 specialist [...]

By | April 18th, 2017|Attractions, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Swoon – Bristol

When you’re in Bristol, head to Park Street in the heart of the city. Just at the foot of this iconic but steep shopping street is Swoon, a delightful gelato bar. Make sure you stop because you’ll receive not only service with a smile but gelato to die for.  I visited with my family and [...]

By | August 23rd, 2016|Cafes, Places To Eat|Comments Off on Swoon – Bristol

AirHop Bristol

Our hearts sank when we arrived at AirHop in Patchway, on the outskirts of Bristol, and faced hordes of excited thrill-seekers and families waiting for the 3pm session to begin. A smiley assistant informed us that up to 250 people can use the facilities each session. The thought of everyone scrambling for the trampolines in [...]

By | May 12th, 2016|Attractions|Comments Off on AirHop Bristol

Brunel’s SS Great Britain

It’s among Bristol’s premier tourist attractions and the recipient of numerous awards, so high on your agenda if visiting this fine city should be Brunel’s wonderful SS Great Britain. The ship was launched in 1843 and travelled around the world 32 times. Its working life ended in 1933 but this vast vessel didn’t return home [...]

By | February 8th, 2016|Attractions|Comments Off on Brunel’s SS Great Britain

Bordeaux Quay – Bristol

If you’re visiting Bristol and fancy a sumptuous lunch, dinner, snack or just a drink while enjoying equally fine views, pop along to the Bordeaux Quay. Situated in the city’s fashionable Waterfront zone, it boasts first-class views of the harbourside so try and grab a table by the tall windows. The white-walled building is [...]

By | February 8th, 2016|Places To Eat, Restaurants|Comments Off on Bordeaux Quay – Bristol

Bristol Ferry Boats

If you’ve got a spare 40 minutes while exploring Bristol, hop aboard a bright yellow and blue ferry for a trip around the city’s waterways. The charming Bristol Ferry Boats ply their trade from the City Centre, next to the Watershed, and head in two different directions: out towards Temple Meads or past Baltic Wharf [...]

By | January 31st, 2016|Attractions|Comments Off on Bristol Ferry Boats

The Bristol – Harbourside

The Bristol – part of The Doyle Collection, a group of eight luxury hotels located in five cities in Ireland, UK and the States – has many merits, as my family and I discovered when we stayed one night in January 2016. One of its main selling points is the prime location. Edging the harbourside [...]

By | January 29th, 2016|Accommodation, Attractions, Hotels/B&Bs|Comments Off on The Bristol – Harbourside

Avon Gorge Hotel – Bristol

Many hotels claim they have a decent view but the location of Bristol’s Avon Gorge Hotel takes some beating. It’s situated on the edge, quite literally, of a deep gorge in the heart of Clifton Village, overlooking Brunel’s fabulous Clifton Suspension Bridge. This hotel will always remain close to my heart, being the place where I [...]

By | July 16th, 2015|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs|Comments Off on Avon Gorge Hotel – Bristol

Premier Parking – Bristol Airport

Bristol Airport promotes its Premier Parking as being “just minutes from check-in” and I’m glad to confirm it’s not a sales pitch, it’s a fact. Actually, you’d be hard pushed to find a car park any closer because it’s adjacent to the terminal. I was fortunate enough to sample the parking during a press trip [...]

By | March 3rd, 2015|Facilities|Comments Off on Premier Parking – Bristol Airport

Bristol Airport Meet & Greet Parking

Flying to Krakow from Bristol Airport on a press trip was a delight for two reasons: firstly, I was able to use my local airport (being that I live in Somerset) for the first time in ages and, secondly, the official “Meet & Greet” parking facility ran without a hitch. When you book a “Meet [...]

By | October 8th, 2014|Facilities|0 Comments