7 days in Bristol & Somerset Itinerary

7 days in Bristol & Somerset Itinerary

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7 days in Bristol & Somerset Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly + Train:  16 h 30 min
1
Bristol
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Bruton
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: Cape Town

2
nights
Bristol

Bristol ©
Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Get out of town with these interesting Bristol side-trips: SimAir737 (in Cheltenham), Cotswold Archery (in Moreton-in-Marsh) and Bath (Bath Abbey, The Roman Baths, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Brunel's SS Great Britain, get engrossed in the history at Oakham Treasures, pause for some photo ops at Sir Bevil Grenville's Monument, and get your game on at Bristol Activity Centre.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Bristol trip itinerary planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Bristol is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cape Town to Bristol. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bruton.

Things to do in Bristol

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bath, Cotswold Archery, SimAir737, The Cotswold Range
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Brunel's SS Great Britain ©
Brunel's SS Great Britain
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Clifton Suspension Bridge ©
Clifton Suspension Bridge

3
nights
Bruton

Bruton ©
Bruton is a small town, electoral ward, and civil parish in Somerset, England, situated on the River Brue along the A359 between Frome and Yeovil. On the 17th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Bishop's Palace and Gardens, explore the stunning scenery at Cheddar Gorge, then admire the striking features of Vicar's Close, and finally contemplate the long history of Hugh Sexey’s Hospital. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): shop like a local with A2 Gallery, admire the striking features of Wells Cathedral, then have some family-friendly fun at Mill on the Brue, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bruton road trip site .

Drive from Bristol to Bruton in 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Bruton are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bruton

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Wells, Cheddar Gorge, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta
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Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta ©
Vicar's Close ©
Vicar's Close

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