In and Around Bristol Airport

Bristol airport is known as the gateway to South West England. The cities of Bristol and Bath are right on its doorstep, and Cardiff and South Wales are just an hour’s drive away. Somerset, Devon, Dorset and Cornwall are a little further afield but worth a visit nonetheless. Just eight miles south of Bristol on the A38, both the M4 and M5 are nearby, so getting to the airport by car is easy. Great public transport links mean that the city is well connected too.

Restaurants and shopping at Bristol airport

Planes at Bristol airport

There are plenty of places where you can grab a bite to eat or have a drink at Bristol airport. Ritazza, Soho CoffeeCo and Subway are great for lunch or just a snack before you go through security. After security, Bar Zero9, Dexters, Starbucks, Burger King, another Soho CoffeeCo and the Seafood Bar are sure to provide something for everyone.

You’ll also find a number of shops including a WHSmith and Flying Visit before security, as well as Worlddutyfree, Collection, WHSmith Books, Superdrug and Claire’s once you’ve been through the security checks.

Places to visit

The city of Bristol is rich in history and offers plenty to see and do. Keep the whole family entertained with the animals, gardens and attractions at Bristol Zoo Gardens. Explore the spectacular Egyptian collection at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery or visit Arnolfini - one of Britain’s finest contemporary art galleries. Bristol is also home to the Bristol Old Vic, which is the UK’s oldest working theatre.

Stonehenge, Bath, the Cotswolds and Glastonbury Abbey are not far from the airport and offer some of the most beautiful and historically significant sights in the country.

Bristol Zoo Gardens

Shopping in Bristol

Bristol’s shopping areas will leave you spoilt for choice. Cabot Circus is Bristol’s newest shopping complex and has more than 120 new shops, 25 cafes and restaurants and a 13-screen cinema - enough to satisfy even the most discerning of shoppers. Next door to Cabot Circus is the Broadmead area, where you’ll find over 300 high street shops and department stores.

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