Pitch your tent in the UK’s favourite city - a contribution from freelance writer Lucy Jackson

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Recognised as the UK's most dynamic, innovative and coolest city, Bristol is one of the world's top 10 cities to visit. And while it may be the tech and creative industries propelling Bristol forward, the appeal of classic landmarks like the Clifton Suspension Bridge has only increased over the years. In fact, Bristol's tourist economy is booming, with over 18.529m visitors staying in the city each year. It's a popular and bustling city, bursting with superb attractions, making it a great getaway destination. And with a wide selection of campsites in the area, you and your family can enjoy the experience of exploring a busy, modern city, while spending quality family time outdoors.

Rooftop glamping
While the Clifton Suspension Bridge may be one of the more unusual landmarks you visit during your visit to Bristol, why not add a little quirkiness to where you stay too? Brooks Rooftop Retro Rockets is just one example of glamping in the city. Here you can enjoy city-centre glamping on the rooftop garden of a boutique B&B. These bubble style caravans offer hotel-style facilities, amazing Bristol views and an amazing feeling of fun.

Traditional camping
A short car journey from Bristol, Vallis Veg offers more of a purist camping experience. For those who enjoy more of a traditional camping experience with campfires, space and privacy, this site is ideal. Offering wild style camping with basic facilities, you’ll have the opportunity to get back to nature in beautiful, peaceful surroundings. Over a blazing campfire, you and your family can enjoy delicious camp food while sharing stories of what you've seen that day. It's a great way to relax and recharge after a busy day sightseeing in Bristol.

 

Blaise Castle

Blaise castle is a popular destination for families and dog walkers.

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Things to see and do
Camping in or near Bristol means that you have so much to do right on your doorstep. The Clifton Suspension Bridge has, of course, become a beloved landmark and source of pride, attracting visitors from all over the world for the last 150 years. The city also offers a varied assortment of museums, educational attractions and art galleries, from the At-Bristol Science Centre to the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and M Shed. For animal lovers of all ages wanting a wild day out, Bristol Zoo Gardens is outstanding. Meanwhile, the beautiful University of Bristol Botanic Garden is a lovely place to explore if you prefer something a little more relaxing.  

Bristol offers the perfect mix of culture, beauty and charm for all ages. While the Clifton Suspension Bridge will capture your heart, there is so much to see and do across the city, you will need much more than a day to experience it all. So pack up your tent or find the best glamping spot for you and your family and look forward to a wonderful and unique break.

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