Blog Posts - Bristol And Bath



3 fab boutique hotels in Bristol – and what to do when staying there

Living in Bristol I often get asked for recommendations on the best places to stay as well as what to do in my lovely home town. For travellers who enjoy taking short city-breaks, I believe that the choice of hotel is a big factor in how you expe...
by Heather on her travels on Dec 2, 2016

Inspired by Bristol artists at the Affordable Art Fair

“Buy what you love” is the advice of Bristol artist Abigail McDougall when it comes to investing in original artworks, like those she paints in her studio in Jamaica Street, Bristol. With Bristol’s Affordable Art Fair coming up nex...
by Heather on her travels on Sep 2, 2016

Inspired by Bristol artists at the Affordable Art Fair

“Buy what you love” is the advice of Bristol artist Abigail McDonnall when it comes to investing in original artworks, like those she produces from her studio in Jamaica Street, Bristol. With Bristol’s Affordable Art Fair coming up...
by Heather on her travels on Sep 2, 2016

10 cool things to do on Bristol’s Harbourside

On a sunny afternoon in Bristol the harbourside is buzzing. Locals with an after-work pint in their hand spill out onto cafe terraces or soak up the sunshine with their legs dangling over the harbour wall. At the weekend families gravitate to the har...
by Heather on her travels on Aug 11, 2016

I wish you the magic of Christmas

Here in the Cowper household we are enjoying the Christmas festivities but I wanted to pause to wish you and your families the peace and joy of Christmas. I thank you for travelling with me virtually through my blog in 2014 and hope you will join me...
by Heather on her travels on Dec 24, 2014

Stokes Croft – a hidden gem of street-art-cool in Bristol

Stokes Croft is a bit of a rough diamond in Bristol, a neighbourhood full of street-art, that leads up from the shopping heart of Bristol and has shabby edges but a creative heart. This part of Bristol was my choice when I was asked to suggest a R...
by Heather on her travels on Feb 11, 2014

Explore Bristol’s Harbourside with a stay at The Bristol Hotel – Giveaway

While I love to travel and explore new places, I also love getting back to my home town of Bristol, and I’ve decided to offer you the opportunity to come and discover all that Bristol has to offer for yourself. I’ve teamed up with my late...
by Heather on her travels on Aug 1, 2013

My perfect day in Bristol

I don’t speak with a “Brizzle” accent, I can’t claim to be born and bred in the West Country, but Bristol is the city I’ve called home for the last 20 years. When friends come to visit they are always amazed that there&#...
by Heather on her travels on Mar 13, 2013

My 5 favourite everything in Bristol

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you’ll know that I live in Bristol and take any opportunity to tell people what a great place it is, both to live and to visit. Bristol really is a city that has something for everyone, from a...
by Heather on her travels on Mar 6, 2013

Happy Gorilla Christmas from Heather on her travels

I’d like to wish all readers of Heather on her travels and all travellers wherever you are, a very happy Christmas and holiday season. I took this Christmas Gorilla photo at the entrance to St Nicholas Market in Corn Street, Bristol where he wa...
by Heather on her travels on Dec 24, 2012

Is Bristol the street-art capital of the world?

Bristol is my home town so forgive me if I’m biased, but if you’re a connoisseur of street-art, you’ll find rich pickings in Bristol. Bombed in the war, Bristol has its fair share of gritty urban architecture, some unremarkable grey...
by Heather on her travels on Aug 4, 2012

Climbing Cabot Tower on Brandon Hill for a panoramic view of Bristol – video

It was 9.30 as I parked my car on Park Street in Bristol, hoping to do a spot of Saturday morning shopping, until I realised that the shops didn’t open until 10. I’d liberated a whole half hour from my day, but how to use it? Rather than...
by Heather on her travels on May 22, 2012

A walk in a bluebell wood – Prior’s wood in Bristol – video

April and May are the Bluebell months in England but the April showers were also plentiful this year. For several weekends I’d been watching the bluebells in our front garden, wanting to get out into the Bluebell woods around Bristol but put of...
by Heather on her travels on May 17, 2012

Free and Fun in Bristol – 20 things to do that won’t cost you a penny

My home town of Bristol is seriously overlooked by tourists yet it’s a great place to live and work, with loads to see and do for visitors. I thought that it was about time to sing Bristol’s praises and let you know about some of the many...
by Heather on her travels on Mar 3, 2012


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