Bristol (United kingdom)

Bristol is a sizeable town in southwest England, located at the banks of the Avon River. Bristol has been a major port city since its inception in 1100. The city is famous for its architecture from the Victorian and the Georgian eras, its street art, its nightlife, its cider and the annual hot-air balloon festival. The town is also famous for its suspension bridge, two good aquariums, a couple of older churches, as well as a few finer park areas. Even though the nightlife attracts students, it is surprisingly expensive, but still cheaper than in London.

Population: 428,100
Beach : Yes
Mountain : Yes
Popular destination: No
Official language: English
Emergency numbers: 112 (the police, ambulance, fire brigade)
Currency: Pound sterling (GBP)
Electric plugs: G
Voltage: 120 V
Tipping in a restaurant: A service fee is often included. If it's not, in good service restaurants the expected tip is around 10%, otherwise, it isn't expected.
Time in destination: Jan 27, 2021, 12:37:43 AM

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Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 40.6 45.1 36.1 15
February 40.5 45.5 35.6 11
March 43.7 49.5 38.1 12
April 46.8 53.6 40.1 10
May 52.5 59.9 45.3 9
June 57.4 64.6 50.2 9
July 61.5 68.9 54.3 8
August 61.5 68.7 54.3 10
September 57.4 63.9 51.1 11
October 51.8 57.2 46.4 13
November 45.7 50.7 40.6 14
December 42.4 46.9 37.9 14

More information: Bristol forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Bristol is an average price destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $68.95, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $293.47, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $86.55
  • Hotel (3 stars): $120.17
  • Hotel (4 stars): $155.79
  • Hotel (5 stars): $237.60
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $12.92
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $22.27
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $5.07
  • Meal, McDonalds: $8.21
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $16.42

More information: Bristol price level


Bristol has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 58.8 (better than United states average 47.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 79.6 (better than United states average 69.6)
  • Walking alone at night: 47.9 (better than United states average 41.7)

More information: Bristol safety

Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
  • Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
  • Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
  • Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.

More information: Car rental Europe