Christmas is around the corner but you might feel concerned about getting ready for it in time. This means that there might be a tangible feeling of mad panic when people realise that they will have to cram a lot of present shopping into just a few weekends. That’s why we’re here to steer you in the right direction of the best shopping places to go in Bristol this December.
Of course, the two shopping centres that Bristol is most famous for are Cabot Circus and The Mall at Cribbs Causeway. However, there is more to Bristol’s shopping opportunities than just those two massive retail centres. Clifton Village and Whiteladies Road are lively shopping hubs full of classy boutiques, inviting cafes and an eclectic mix of shops. Either of these points will be a great place to start your Christmas shopping.
Another option is to head to Stokes Croft and Gloucester Road, which boasts Europe’s longest street of independent shops. It’s arguably one of the reasons that Bristol was voted the UK’s best place in 2017 by The Sunday Times. It’s a bohemian area that is a perfect spot to pick up some prezzies.
The magic of markets
Alternatively, Bristol can boast an exceptionally attractive market, called Old Market, which is a short walk from Cabot Circus. It is one of Bristol’s most historic areas having been built around the castle. It’s home to a wide array of vintage fashion and antique shops, so it’s a wonderful spot for picking up presents for anyone who is more difficult to buy for! And after all of that retail therapy, it is the ideal spot to rest your feet with a warming cup of coffee in a quirky coffee shop. Alternatively, you could start your Christmas celebrations with a glass of bubbles in one of Old Market’s vibrant bars.
Sleep in style
Wherever you decide to do your Christmas shopping this festive season, here at The Wyndham we are ready to make your shopping trip the best yet. We have twenty-four en-suite bedrooms, including double rooms and family suites spread across the main house, lodge and barn. When you have enough of the bright lights of the city of Bristol (just 40 minutes away), you can relax and enjoy the pretty village of Clearwell. Our West Gloucestershire location sees us benefiting from the close proximity of bustling Bristol and the lush, verdant countryside of the Forest of Dean. We also have the historic Clearwell Castle on our doorstep if you want to soak up some history during your stay. Call The Wyndham today to make your reservation on 01594 833666.