Located in the south-west of England, Bristol is the sixth most populated city in the country and a popular place to visit for leisure and business travellers. The atmosphere of the city is rich with history, which is hardly surprising as it is one of the United Kingdom’s most famous university towns. Bristol is also quickly becoming a cultural hub with joint collaborations between various local and regional companies. The prosperity of Bristol was historically linked with the sea via its bustling port, but in more recent years the original dock in the city centre has been regenerated as a centre of culture and heritage. These, however, are just a few of the reasons why more people are taking flights from Aberdeen to Bristol with bmi.
Bristol is known for being a major educational and cultural city in England. Bristol’s rich and interesting maritime history has contributed to the success of its refurbished Dockland area. You can step back in time on board the world’s first great ocean liner, Brunel’s SS Great Britain, in Bristol’s historic harbour. The iconic steam ship lies at the heart of a multi award-winning visitor attraction.
The city’s transformation can be credited to the decade long renovation project that has breathed new life and ensured that the city is now bustling with many new and trendy nightclubs, bars and restaurants. The art galleries, museums, and other historical landmarks have been restored to complement the new attractions. Today, finance, tourism, defence, and information technology are just a few of the industries that are responsible for creating a stable economy in the city. Aerospace also plays a large role in the economy; BAE Systems and Airbus have major operations near in Bristol.
Visit Bath and Stonehenge
If you’re visiting Bristol, why not make some time to visit Bath – just 13 miles away. It’s easily accessible by car, bus or train. Bath is well worth a visit as it has some stunning architecture and attractions that people from all over the country come to see.
The famous Roman Baths were built around the only hot spring in Britain by the Romans. This stunning temple and bathing centre that still flows with natural hot water is a popular tourist attraction where you can experience the wonderful ancient ruins. There is also the Thermae Bath Spa to visit whilst you’re there. This is the only place in Britain where you can bathe in naturally warm mineral water and provides a truly relaxing experience.
Other things to see when in Bath include the Royal Crescent which is a well known landmark that contains 30 houses, one of which is now the Royal Crescent hotel. Nearby in Wiltshire, you can also visit Stonehenge and see close up features of the prehistoric monument.
Travel to and from Bristol Airport
For those who have travelled from Aberdeen to Bristol, they can easily get a taxi to transport them from the airport as the taxi office is conveniently located in the arrivals terminal. The office accepts several methods of payment including cash and credit card. Once payment has been made, a taxi will be secured for transport.
Bristol Airport also offers an express shuttle bus that transports travellers from the airport to the city. The fare for this service starts at £7 per person (£11 return) and pick-up is just outside of arrivals. Bristol International Flyer buses operate between 2.30am and 11.45pm and travel regularly to Bristol city centre and the Bristol Temple Meads railway station. Visitors flying to Bristol Airport can also hire a car form the major car hire brands just outside the terminal.
Why fly with bmi to Bristol?
bmi regional’s flights from Aberdeen to Bristol are part of our promise to serve major tourist and business cities across Europe. bmi regional now fly over 300 flights every week to 20 destinations in 8 different countries. From Bristol, we also fly to:
All flights include complimentary food and drink on-board, free 20kg hold baggage allowance, 30 minute check-in and an all jet Embraer fleet.