The best weekend getaways within an hour of Brabazon

One of the many reasons we love Bristol is because of its excellent location – there is so much to explore right on your doorstep.

If you need an escape, an adventure, or somewhere to celebrate a special occasion, we have 5 weekend getaways that are less than 2 hours away from Bristol.

Location: The Cotswolds
Location: Durdle Door
  1. Country escapes in the Cotswolds 

    Within an hour of the city, you could be exploring the rolling hills of the Cotswolds. Renowned for its idyllic villages, quaint country pubs and golden Cotswold stone properties, the Cotswolds are one of the most popular getaway destinations in the UK.

    With an abundance of fantastic places to eat and drink as well as endless rural walks and fun activities, you’ll be sure to find something to fill every minute of your time there.

    The Cotswolds offers a wide variety of accommodation fit for every budget, from countryside yurts to luxury spa hotels, cottage-core B&Bs and farmhouse havens.
  2. Discover Dorset and the Jurassic Coast 

    Don’t be deceived, you don’t have to be into fossil hunting to enjoy the Jurassic Coast!

    This long expanse of the Southern Coast is just two hours away from Bristol and is famed for its outstanding natural beauty. A few of our favourite spots include Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove and Old Harry Rocks.

    If you’re looking for a more adventurous activity or simply want a closer look at some of the sites, the Jurassic Coast is the perfect place to get out on the water. Why not try your hand at sailing, paddle boarding or kayaking?
Location: The Mendips
Location: Dublin
  1. Meander around The Mendip Hills 

    The Mendip Hills are one of the South West’s most impressive areas of spectacular natural beauty. 

    To enjoy the beauty of this area to its fullest, we suggest you pack up your tent, and choose one of the many campsites that sit amongst the hills. Enjoy a toasted marshmallow on an open fire and even some stargazing if you’re lucky enough to stay on a clear night.
  2. Road trip to the Roman Ruins in Caerleon

    Less than an hour from Bristol lies the Roman ruins of Caerleon, South Wales. Maybe you’ve been inspired by the Roman town of Bath, right on our doorstep and fancy exploring somewhere different. Be it a day trip, or a getaway Caerleon is a great place to learn more about this amazing period in our history.

    From Roman fortresses to magnificent baths and even an amphitheatre, there is plenty to explore. You can even hear the stories of the Roman soldier who Caerleon home.

    But you’ll be pleased to know, that your accommodation won’t involve being cooped up in a cell! Located at the Southern end of the beautiful Usk River Valley, you can choose from some of South Wales’s best boutique hotels, guesthouses, and apartments, to rest your feet after a long day of exploring.
  3. Catch a flight to The Emerald Isle

    Did you know that you can get to Dublin from Bristol in an hour? Ok, you may need to catch an aeroplane to get there in 60 minutes but it’s still very accessible from Bristol with flights departing daily.

    To make the most out of a weekend break in Dublin start by heading  to O’Connell street and taking a photo with The Spire of Dublin. Then take in the beauty of St. Patrick’s Cathedral before partying like an Irish at the Temple Bar. Or for a more sedate city break, explore the history of the city at Dublin Castle, cross the Halfpenny bridge, wander around the Dublin Flea Market, or smell the roses at the National Botanic Gardens.