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With Bath and Bristol so close to each other, even on the shortest of breaks, it's easy to stay in one city - and visit the other - or treat yourself to nights in both!

Staying in and around Bath

City or country, hotel or hostel?

Bath has been a holiday destination since Roman times so the city is well-versed in providing a warm welcome.

There are the grand hotels and country houses if the 5 star treatment appeals, though equally, comfort and good value can be had at budget rates as well.

The city does get crowded in high season so for the very best choice and rates, plan your stay for weekdays, avoiding weekend peak demand - and of course the crowds.

Much of the accommodation is right in the centre of the city with attractions, restaurants and shops all within easy walking distance, but many choose to stay close by in the glorious, green countryside.

Try combining the best of both worlds – city and rural – with enticing out-of-town accommodation within easy reach.

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Gainsborough, courtesy Visit Bath

Staying in and around Bristol

From penthouse to treehouse

Bristol is a big city that welcomes millions of visitors each year so expect to find just the right kind of accommodation to suit your needs, tastes and budget.

There is the luxury and boutique, as well as the budget and the campsite, and, in typical Bristol fashion, there's also the alternative - stay in a Rocket caravan over looking St Nick's Market, perched high on the roof of Brooks Guest House or The Bristol Wing, a boutique YMCA hostel in the converted old Bristol Police Headquarters.

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Brooks Guesthouse 'Rockets' Airstream caravans, courtesy Visit Bristol

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