Date Ideas & Accommodation in Bristol

A date night in Bristol would not be complete without touring the wondrous Clifton Suspension Bridge or visiting the many locations throughout the city that celebrates Banksy’s works.

This date night location is perfect for the artistic couple, sporting a unique blend of modern and ancient architecture coupled with an awe-inspiring harbour area.

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City breaks in Bristol for couples come with a choice of romantic accommodations. Choose from the closeness found in your typical English B&B to the elegant luxury of some of the country’s finest hotels.

Spend your city break in opulence or celebrate a birthday in style at some of the city’s many fine wine and gin bars.

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Bristol has a long history steeped in the mystery and adventure of piracy. It has played home to smugglers, artists, and engineers alike. Browse Harbourside to see the yachts and even spy Brunel’s SS Great Britain.

Stop at Whapping Wharf for a romantic meal or up your romance game completely with an amorous visit to Lido, Bulrush, or one of the city’s other Michelin starred restaurants. With seaside views, salt air, and home to Russel Howard and Cary Grant, Bristol is a date night location with a touch of star-studded class.

Date ideas in Bristol

If you want to treat your loved one to a Bristol getaway, here are some of our hot picks on what to do during your staycation:

They see us rollin'

Spruce up your date ideas with an outdoor adventure activity such as this thrilling Segway experience! Located just outside of Bristol city centre, this adventurous date allows you to explore the woodland grounds of impressive 18th century house.

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Try a Music Themed Brunch overlooking the Riverside at Club Haus

If you’re looking for something a little more upbeat, why don’t you consider a Music Themed Brunch Party to old school hip hop music from the 80’s-2000’s?!

You’ll enjoy a two course brunch menu with a cocktail as you enjoy reminiscing the good old days for 4 hours at Club Haus. If classic house and old school dance tracks are more your thing, then head check out the Brunch 909 events.

These unique brunches are ticketed events so it’s best to keep an eye out for upcoming dates in advance to surprise your other half. Keep an eye on special occassions such as Glastonbury themed during the festival!

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Get close to your date in Bristol's smallest cinema

Hoping to get a little closer to your date? Get cosy in Bristol’s smallest cinema! It’s like stepping back in time here, as this is one of the UK’s last video rental stores. You can just email or call them at 20th Century Flicks to book your intimate cinema experience.

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See Bristol from the sky and make unforgettable memories with a Bungee Jump over water at The Lloyds Amphitheatre! It’s a 160ft drop over Bristol’s Harbourside.

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Escape a 19th century underground prison cell

Challenge your dates skills under pressure in Bristol’s Hell in a Cell escape room experience. This looks super creepy and is like a live horror game.

You and your date will be locked away underground after being kidnapped by a sadistic serial killer… It is set in a 19th century prison cell in the dark and very eerie depths of the old crown courts underneath the city. This is sure to get your hearts pumping.

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Rooftop vibes for a bite to eat?

When it’s time to grab a bite to eat, why not head to Bambalan where you can enjoy the chilled out rooftop vibes over the city centre. Here you can grab North African and Mediterranean dishes and there is even a hot tub up here to enjoy. Keep your eyes peeled for their rooftop events with International DJ’s and drag queen brunches!

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For something a little more upmarket and intimate, head to The Square Club which is an award-winning European restaurant and bar. The outdoor nook is a garden filled with fairy lights and lanterns, adding a little romance to your date night.

For a little bit of mouth-watering Italian food, head over to Bianchi’s– a friendly venue with an excellent mixture of dishes available.

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Shopping, cinema, escape rooms & crazy golf... all in one place

Take your lover shopping for some visual delights at the Cabot Circus shopping centre. Here you will find over 120 high-street brands, as well as a number of designer favourites! If the shopping has got your appetite going, there are plenty of food venues on offer, as well as cinemas, escape rooms and even crazy golf!

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Enjoy a free and inspiring day out

Browse the fine art found at the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery and even better, entry is free! You will discover the Earth’s history over the last billion years and explore the natural wonders of human beings, both present and past!

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The perfect day out for any animal lover!

Visit Bristol Zoo and, for a romantic surprise, adopt an animal on your partner’s behalf. This could be a perfect gift idea for your date, with animals such as giraffes, bears, ring-tailed lemurs and zebras available for adoption. Each adoption contributes to the care for animals at the Wild Place Project, as well as global conservation work.

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Dive into the ocean and discover the wonders of the deep

Enjoy the muted light and browse the touch pools where you can connect with sharks in Bristol Aquarium. Spot thousands of aquatic creatures amongst the 40 naturally themed displays. Wander through the underwater tunnel and don’t forget to take a good sea-lfie!

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Explore Bristol's beautiful and fascinating cathedral

Walk around the staggering grounds of Bristol Cathedral, founded in 1140, this is one of Britain’s oldest gothic cathedrals. One of the main attractions is said to be the east end of the cathedral, which is a medieval ‘hall church’, with vaulted ceilings, choir and aisles all at the same height. This area is said to host a light space with the extraordinary vaults containing tombs of the Berkeley family.

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Romantic walk in the gardens at Tyntesfield

Take your loved one to the romantic gardens and countryside panoramic views at Tyntesfield, the gothic Victorian Estate in the Somerset countryside. 

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Accommodation in Bristol

Interested in visiting Bristol? Here are our 4 favourite accommodation options.

Click the links to find out more information and to compare availability and prices.

1) RiverBeds Luxury Wee Lodges

  • Magical micro-cabins nestled in the middle of beautiful woodland scenery.
  • Hot tubs on the deck of each Wee Lodge.
  • Each lodge has a bedroom, kitchenette and en-suite shower room panoramic views.
  • The Lodges are packed with luxury electrics – coffee machines, microwaves, designer toasters, impressive Hi-Fi. And there’s even a TV and mini-fridge, too.
  • Breakfast is delivered to your Wee Lodge each morning: with fresh milk, warm croissants, local bread and a homemade granola pot.

2) Clachaig Inn

  • Clachaig Inn offer 23 en-suite modernised bedrooms as well as 12 self-catering chalets.
  • Food is served daily. Take advantage of their award-winning bar with Scottish craft ales and over 400 malt whiskies and over 130 Scottish distilled gins.
  • In the heart of Glencoe and surrounded by spectacular mountain views of the Scottish Highlands.
  • Family-run Inn since 1984.
  • Relax by the log fires or catch one of the regular live music nights.

Find out more information for Clachaig Inn and check availability & prices.

3) Strath Lodge Glencoe

  • Luxury Bed & Breakfast location in a secluded location.
  • Situated in between the harbour town of Oban and Fort William which is recognised as the outdoor capital of the UK.
  • Stunning views to the surrounding mountains.
  • Extra comfy super king sized beds in highly finished rooms.
  • Adults only – no children or pets (expect a peaceful stay!)

4) SeaBeds Luxury Lookout Lodges

  • 5-star, luxury hotel suite with panoramic views and an infinity hot tub (with sea views!) 
  • Design-led interiors and luxury touches throughout, all in a breathtaking setting.
  • Mini kitchen with microwave, small electric hob, mini-fridge, kettle, toaster.
  • Private lochside veranda.
  • Cinema style drop down screen.

Location

📍 Bristol, South West