Discover a selection of 2,000 vacation rentals in Bristol, GB that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and parking. Prices start at $55 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Bristol. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Bristol's the best—you can take it to the Bank(sy)

Characterized by street art, independent businesses, and a vibrant foodie scene, cool, cultured, and creative Bristol is as happening as it is historical. Its two icons are the SS Great Britain, a 19th-century steamship that's been beautifully restored inside and out, and the 249-foot-high Clifton Suspension Bridge atop the Avon Gorge, which appears on virtually every Bristol postcard. Both were designed by engineer extraordinaire Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Book a Bristol vacation rental and find out why this small city with a big personality has been repeatedly named the "best place to live in" in Britain.

Things to do

The past and the curious: must-see museums in Bristol

Bristol has some imaginative museums—you'd expect no less from a creative city, after all. Long after you've vacated your Bristol vacation rental, the kids might still be buzzing about the planetarium and the interactive science exhibits at We The Curious, or the industrial and historical curiosities at the dockside M Shed, set in a converted transit shed. Banksy's "Paint-Pot Angel" is the welcoming committee at the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. Got time for one more stop? Say hi to the gorillas at the Bristol Zoo Gardens, the fifth oldest zoo in the world.


The nights are absolutely buzzin' in Bristol

Explore the harborside with an eye-patched guide in a pirate-themed walking tour, or join a Banksy tour and trace the famous street artist's graffitied legacy all around town. You can also sightsee on two wheels; Bristol is touted as the country's first cycling city, and there are scenic off-road trails outside the city center, too. Water babies can cool off at The Lido, a Victorian swimming pool that's been resurrected as a chic oasis with a spa and elegant dining. Finally, check out Bristol's sprightly nightlife scene and have a pint or two at the pub.


Warm up to this small city's sunny summers

Bristol is located in southwest England, where it's partially sheltered by Exmoor and the Mendip Hills. It ranks among the warmest and sunniest cities in the United Kingdom. In the summer, temperatures range from 53 to 71 degrees, and although the day might get off to a rainy start, you'll eventually enjoy clear skies and warm weather. Winters are rather mild, with temps falling between 37 and 48 degrees. There's occasional snowfall from November to April. Bristol vacation rentals are likely to come with lower price tags in the winter, particularly from December to February.

Natural features

Bristol—get ready to see the Gorge-ous scenery

For unrivaled panoramas of the Avon Gorge and the suspension bridge, head up to the Clifton Observatory, housed in an 18th-century windmill on the Clifton Down. Its camera obscura is one of only two that are open to the public in England. Giant's Cave opens out onto the cliffside and affords a different view over the gorge, but skip it if you're acrophobic (or a child below age 4). While you're in the Downs, you may as well take to the trails for a chance to meet the local birds and wildlife; download official trail maps online.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Bristol

The nearest airport is in Bristol International Airport (BRS), located 6.7 mi (10.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Cardiff International Airport (CWL), which is 32.3 mi (51.9 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Bristol Temple Meads Station, Bristol (TPB-Bristol Temple Meads Train Station) and Clifton Down Station are the main stations in the city.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Bristol?

Whatever you're seeking in a vacation, you'll find a rental property in or around Bristol that's right up your alley. These are some of our top picks:

  • Take advantage of handy amenities like cookware, dishware and utensils and a DVD player at "Spacious Country House Near Stourport". Situated around 60 miles from Bristol, this unique option has 5 bedrooms and good guest reviews.
  • Another great choice is "Hook Cottage - Beautiful 4 Bedroom Cotswold Cottage In Chipping Campden", which is around 55 miles from Bristol. With 4 bedrooms, a video library and a blender, it has everything you need to keep you content and comfortable.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Bristol vacation rental for you.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Bristol?

Whether you want to spend your vacation adventuring outdoors or kicking back with your family and friends, Vrbo has beautiful log cabins where you can do both. Pack your suitcase and check out these top picks in and around Bristol:

  • "Delightful Log Cabin": Enjoy a few days relaxing and resting at this terrific cabin surrounded by nature. Once you've recharged, enjoy hiking and biking or horse riding, which are among the leading activities in this area.
  • "The Old Quarry - Log Cabin In The Woods": Stay in and enjoy the relaxed vibe or try some of the thrilling activities nearby, including cycling and hiking and biking. The choice is all yours around here.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Bristol?

Those chores can wait, because weekends were made for fun. Make your way to one of these weekend getaways in and near Bristol and take advantage of all the incredible things to do nearby:

  • Get away from it all at "Stunning Views From Cotswold Cottage", which is around 25 miles to the northeast of central Bristol. There's plenty of nature and adventure to keep you busy here. Go mountain biking and water skiing or simply delight in the sights of Barnwood Arboretum & Park and Somerford Lagoon.
  • Alternatively, switch into vacation mode at "4 Bathrooms, Stunning Views, Great Location". Approximately 20 miles northeast of Bristol, fun activities around here include tennis and caving. Rather visit some sights? Plan an excursion to Cotswold Farm Park and Cattle Country Adventure Park.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Bristol?

Get a taste of the culture and atmosphere of Bristol from the privacy and comfort of your own studio apartment. Whether you're looking to take time out on your own or live it up with buddies, you'll find the perfect studio apartment in or near Bristol:

  • Explore the world around you from "Cabin - Found At The Foot Of Roundway Hill With It's Own Secluded Garden. Pet Friendly". This property is a popular base for discovering the sights and comes with amenities including high-speed internet services and off-street parking options.
  • "Modern Bristol Apartment Right In The City Centre" is another attractive choice. Get comfy and enjoy the use of an oven, a kitchen and more.

When it's time to step outside your studio apartment and discover the highlights, there's loads to keep you on the move around Bristol. Love cultural attractions? Pencil in a visit to Milton Keynes Theatre and Royal & Derngate Theatre.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Bristol?

Short-term rentals are in good supply in and around Bristol. Stay for a night or two in a luxury bed & breakfast, a budget studio apartment or a spacious home. Whatever type of vacation rental you prefer, you'll find the right place with Vrbo. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Close to the heart of Bristol, "Large Detached "upside Down" Barn" is great for a quick break. While you're about, make sure you visit top sights like Daventry Country Park and Manor Farm Shop.
  • "Luxury Coach House In Rural Setting Near Ledbury" is another tempting option. Don't forget to add Swift Valley Country Park and Rugby School to your must-do list when it's time to sightsee.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Bristol?

Nothing says "I love you" quite like planning a romantic weekend together. If you're eager to spend a couple of relaxing nights away with your sweetie, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Bristol that will set your hearts aflutter:

  • Put on some relaxing tunes and chill together at "Dog And Family Friendly 2 Bed Barn Conversion In Country Setting". Around 9 miles from Bristol, this property has everything you could want for a romantic weekend getaway, including shopping facilities and a dining table.
  • "Cabin - Found At The Foot Of Roundway Hill With It's Own Secluded Garden. Pet Friendly" is another retreat that's guaranteed to impress. It's approximately 25 miles from Bristol and comes with a dining table and a music library.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Bristol?

Big groups mean enormous fun. They also mean finding a place that'll effortlessly fit your whole crew. Browse our large group vacation rentals in or around Bristol and get your favorite people together under one roof:

  • A range of amenities including a firepit and a water park make "Camelback Mtn. One Bedroom/one Bath Casita" a favorite. This popular retreat has 4 bedrooms and accommodates up to 12 people. From central Bristol, it's around 20 miles away to the northeast.
  • Nothing is more important than spending time with loved ones, and "Countryside Retreat With Stunning Views And Pool" is the ideal place to do that. Located around 6 miles to the south of Bristol, as many as 14 guests can stay in this vacation rental which has 4 bedrooms. A kitchen and a swimming pool are among the many amenities at hand here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Bristol?

Nothing says fun and frivolity like a pool does. Grab your unicorn floatie and check out these houses in or near Bristol that feature this vacation perk:

  • Pack your swimming gear and take your gang to "Town House In Central Wells With Parking". There are plenty of other great amenities here, including a DVD player and free toiletries.
  • "Stunning Modern Mews House In Clifton" is the sort of place you go to escape from it all and enjoy your surroundings, starting with its glorious pool. A smart TV and daily housekeeping services are also on hand to make your visit as comfy as possible.

Not sure what to pack for your Bristol break? This leading destination has an oceanic climate. During summer, you can expect average temperatures of between 55 ºF and 65 ºF. Look up our range of Bristol vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more inspiration on where to stay.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Bristol?

No matter if your idea of the perfect escape is out in the country or down by the sea, you'll enjoy it even more if you share it with family and friends. Consider one of these large family vacation rentals in or near Bristol and bring along the whole crew:

  • Get everyone under the same roof at "Camelback Mtn. One Bedroom/one Bath Casita", which has 4 bedrooms that sleep up to 12 guests. This getaway is around 20 miles to the northeast of Bristol and comes with amenities such as a toaster and a travel crib.
  • "Quality Barn Conversion In Beautiful Rural Surroundings" also has the space you need to connect with loved ones. This rental is around 30 miles to the north of central Bristol and accommodates 8 guests in its 4 bedrooms. A separate dining area and free toiletries will help keep everyone happy and comfortable.

When you're ready to leave the house and explore, there are loads of family-friendly attractions in the area to keep everyone happy. Drayton Manor Theme Park, National Space Centre and Twycross Zoo should be top of your agenda.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Bristol?

Take a break with the kids in a family cabin rental in or near Bristol and build some beautiful new memories together. Check out these favorites:

  • "Cabin - Found At The Foot Of Roundway Hill With It's Own Secluded Garden. Pet Friendly" - Enjoy precious time with your crew at this escape, which is around 25 miles east of the center of Bristol. A TV and a fridge are among its family-friendly amenities.
  • "Cabin - Large Luxury Shepherds Hut With Hot Tub Near Bath" - This stay is also ideal for a family getaway and is around 6 miles south of Bristol. Offering a garden, free toiletries and more, it'll get your group's tick of approval.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Bristol vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

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