The Cross Hands Hotel

Old Sodbury, near Bristol South, near Bristol, Gloucestershire, BS37 6RJ, United Kingdom
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Bristol from London Heathrow or Gatwick

by rickstarr

We will be flying from the States to London and then by train to Bristol. Would it more expeditious to travel to Bristol from Heathrow or Gatwick?

Re: Bristol from London Heathrow or Gatwick

by leics will give you train times and fares.

From Heathrow it will take around 2.5 hours, with at least one change.

From Gatwick it takes nearer 3 to 3+ hours, with at least one change.

Have a look at the timetables (and fares, and route details) in relation to your proposed landing time at each airport, and decide from there. No need to book train tickets online.

Re: Bristol from London Heathrow or Gatwick

by verliebtinwien

The less expeditious travel is actually to not go by train. There are direct coaches from Heathrow airport to Bristol. They normally take 2 hours and are also cheaper than the train.

Re: Bristol from London Heathrow or Gatwick

by clivedinburgh

I'd advise Heathrow, from there take the Railair coach to Reading where you can catch a train west to Bristol. I've always found cheaper fares are available on but do not know if they are able purchase tickets as a non-UK resident.

As stated earlier, taking a coach would be probably cheaper & faster when you add in all the connections but this depends on which of the 5 terminals that you fly into, the bus station at Heathrow is in the centre of terminals 1, 2 & 3.

Travel Tips for Bristol

Visit the Cabot (pronounced...

by Dallas

Visit the Cabot (pronounced Cabo) Tower on Brandon Hill off Park Street. This was erected as a salute to John Cabot who was a seafaring merchant of the City. So many memories... I worked as a cinema projectionist in various theatres all of which, alas, are no longer cinemas. The Granada in St George with projectionists Stan and Bob, now departed. The Tatler in Careys Lane, now an inner by-pass. The Gaumont in Baldwin Street, once a J Arthur Rank 'Key' cinema, now, I believe, a night club.

The Centre used to consist of a lot of easily flowing traffic and some lovely gardens. Now it is clogged with vehicles not too sure of where they are going and giant metalwork monstrosities. It's called art!

I am afraid that this typifies the rest of the City, in my opinion. It seems to have degenerated somewhat.

May Day

by illumina

On the May Day bank holiday (the first Monday after May 1st), you may see these strange people roaming around Broadmead - they are Morris Dancers, and the one that looks like a walking shrub, that's Jack i' the Green!

Tour the Bath Costume Museum. ...

by jtb2inky

Tour the Bath Costume Museum. This is one of Bath's less well-known sites, but is worth visiting for an hour or so. It is one of the finest museums dedicated to period clothing in the world. The self-paced audio guide takes you through several hundred years of actual period clothing. You can witness how over the course of 100 years the hoop dress became smaller and smaller, or how men's waistcoats became shorter and shorter. The audio guides really bring the exhibits to life. The stories that you will hear are priceless. They really add to the whole Bath experience. When we visited there was a special display of some of Queen Elizabeth II dresses that she has worn over the years. See their website at for more information.

The Bristol Ram pub, Bristol (!)

by Gyppo about The Bristol Ram

The Bristol Ram is a Young's pub, and as such serves some quite good beers (although since being bought out they are reducing their range). It was appropriately busy on a Saturday night. It's quite a good place, and has a projection TV for sport. None.


by Duffelgirl about Cafe Ceiturica

Over the last year or so the local area to where I live is slowly "up and coming". One of the new arrivals to set up a trendy establishment is 'Cafe Centruia'. Initially I was loathed to go into this trendy venue (especially after my dismay that it had replaced my favourite 'greasy spoon' cafe).
I thought it was another one for the 'trendies'; modern interior, no character and over-priced food.
Well I was very hungry one night so I gave it a go.
The food was FANTASTIC! The type of food you find yourself dreaming about for no reason... the image of the plate when it first arrived, food steaming, on your table, the first time it touched the tongue setting off taste buds that you never knew existed...... Forget about trendy, the food takes centre stage and everything else is blurred into the background. The evening meals are the best. I had vegetarian moussaka and Greg had lamb meatballs. Apparently the meat balls were as perfect as the moussaka. The presentation was faultless and the taste should be illegal it was so good. Without doubt the best vegetarian meal I have ever eaten.
Don't even get me started on how unbelievable scrumptious the dessert was........


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 The Cross Hands Hotel

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Address: Old Sodbury, near Bristol South, near Bristol, Gloucestershire, BS37 6RJ, United Kingdom