Monday, 08, February 2016

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The Bristol

Written by
Georgia Alford

Bristol’s Best Date Ideas

With its café culture, vibrant harbour side and quirky sights, Bristol is the perfect city for a delightfully different romantic break. With Valentines Day on the horizon, we take a look at some of the best date ideas Bristol has to offer. 


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For the adventurous types:

Cycle the Bristol to Bath Railway Path
Spend the day cycling along the Bristol-to-Bath Railway path, a 13-mile off-road country track. A romantic journey for two along this tranquil path will be the perfect Valentines day out. Bring a picnic and find a quiet place to stop or choose from one of the charming country pubs along the way. Why not get even closer by hiring a tandem and see if you can make it all the way? 

 Bristol to Bath Railway Path

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For the thrill seekers:

A West Country Hot Air Balloon Ride 
Why not treat your loved one to a very special Valentines day this year with one of Bristol’s magnificent balloon rides? Imagine floating peacefully over the city whilst taking in the spectacular views and sipping on champagne. This extravagant option is guaranteed to be a Valentines Day you’ll never forget.

Hot Air Balloons over Bristol City

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For competitive couples:

A Boutique Bowling Experience
The Lanes in Bristol is a boutique bowling alley with the atmosphere of an old-school hangout. Serving up a range of top quality cask beers, hard shakes and tasty cocktails (as well as some of the best pizzas in Bristol), it offers a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Perfect for breaking the ice or getting into some friendly competition.

The Lanes in Bristol - bowling alley

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For the culture vultures:

A Trip to the Bristol Museum 
Explore the vast collections of art, nature and history that the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery has to offer. Set in one of Bristol’s most beautiful buildings, the Museum also holds exciting exhibitions throughout the year such as ‘Death: The Human Experience.’ Whilst it may not be the most romantic of topics, it will be sure to get conversations flowing.

The British Museum, Bristol City

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For the classic romantics: 

The Love Bristol Package
What better way to spoil the one you love with a romantic stay at The Bristol with their ‘ Love Bristol’ package? Enjoy a complimentary upgrade to a Deluxe Room overlooking Bristol Harbour, a bottle of Champagne, breakfast for two at The River Grille and late check out. Alternatively, The Bristol’s Vintage Afternoon Tea offer is still available on Valentines Weekend and includes a Rossini cocktail for only £15.00 per person.

Bedroom in The Bristol hotel, Bristol City


Cruise down the River Avon 
If heights aren’t your thing, avoid the hot air balloon ride and take to the waters for a romantic boat trip. Take in the Bristol scenery with your loved one on Valentines Day as you sail down the River Avon. To make it even more special, choose from an Afternoon Tea or buffet package.

The River Avon, Bristol City

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With a little imagination, there is no end of things to do for couples in Bristol. Whatever you plan to do this Valentines Day, The Bristol is promises to be the perfect romantic base. 

Click here for more information on rates, packages and offers at The Bristol. 

Are you planning on spending Valentines Day in Bristol? Tweet us at @DoyleCollection or @BristolDoyle and tell us your romantic plans.