Stay in Avon
The Avon region is a fabulously varied destination for both leisure and business visits. The modern international city attractions of vibrant Bristol vie with the refined World Heritage City of Bath to offer unique and beautiful locations for your stay. Close by are superb natural attractions like the Cheddar and Avon Gorges, Wookey, the lakes of Chew Valley and the haunting Somerset Levels providing a mix of breathtaking, historic architecture, stunning vistas and quiet villages alongside superb shopping, fine restaurants and exciting nightlife.
Although officially scrapped as an English County in 1996 and divided between Somerset, Bath, Bristol and Gloucestershire, Avon still very much exists as the region covering Bristol, Bath and the surrounding areas. The area is a mecca for cyclists and walkers with fantastic level access along the Kennet and Avon canal and the Bath-Bristol Railway Path along the Avon Valley, more challenging routes such as the Collier's and Cotswold Ways and the Bath Skyline circuit.
The first Concorde prototype took flight from Filton Aerodrome in 1969 and landed there for the last time in 2003, where it is kept as the centrepiece for an air museum, although currently this is closed for redevelopment. Avon is still seen as the centre of the UK aerospace industry, with BAE Systems, Airbus and Rolls Royce all based here.
You’ll find Bath, a World Heritage Site with famous Georgian and Roman attractions such as the Royal Crescent, the Circus and the Pump Rooms alongside the wonderful array of theatres featuring many west end touring productions, the American Museum in Britain in Claverton and the new shopping complex at Southgate. All this is topped off by the magnificent new Thermae Spa for a truly memorable experience. The city continues to feature as a backdrop to feature films and period dramas and has had many notable residents from Jane Austen to Nicholas Cage!
Bristol is a fantastic maritime city bursting with heritage and waterfront attractions. The music scene is outstanding producing local talent of the calibre of Massive Attack, Tricky and Portishead amongst many other stellar names. You will also find heritage here, with buildings like Thornbury Castle, now a hotel and Brunel’s famous SS Great Britain. The Clifton Gorge and Bridge is a must visit and the leafy spaces of Ashton Court are perfect to just chill out and people-watch. Shop in style at the new Cabot Circus with its fabulous sculpted roof or check out the huge variety of specialist shops in leafy Clifton.
For your stay in Avon, you may want a hotel, guest house, bed and breakfast, hostel, camp site, spa resort, self catering cottage or a holiday park – simply select your chosen accommodation to view more details.
There are many exciting events happening in Avon through the year and Avon offers several world class visitor attractions not to be missed.