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What are the major attractions in Temple Meads?

If your trip to Temple Meads is all sorted out but your itinerary is looking a little empty, let us give you a helping hand.

There are lots of attractions within walking distance of this area, such as St Nicholas Market. More adventure awaits at O2 Academy and Old Vic Theatre, which are also nearby.

What are the best road trip destinations near Temple Meads?

You can't return home without checking out Redcliffe. Offering some great attractions, it's an attractive day-trip destination. Redcliffe can be found about 0.4 miles from Temple Meads.

Where are the best beaches near Temple Meads?

Fill the car with yummy snacks and drinks and head to one of the beautiful beaches near Temple Meads. Some of the most delightful places to set up a seaside picnic are:

  • Sugar Loaf Beach (9 miles away).
  • Sand Bay Beach (19 miles away).

Where are the best convention centers near Temple Meads?

After spending loads of time mingling with like-minded individuals, it's always good to know you can relax and unwind someplace nearby. If you're traveling to Temple Meads primarily for work, these are some of the popular convention centers that are close to hotels and restaurants:

  • Paintworks Event Space (1 mile away).
  • Armada House Conference and Events (1 mile away).
  • Coexist - Hamilton House (1 mile away).

What kind of rental car should I get for Temple Meads?

If you love the idea of being able to slide into a parking spot easily, your best bet is a compact car. With Temple Meads located just 1 mile from Bristol, it's highly likely you'll visit downtown at least once or twice during your stay. Choose a ride that has enough room for the whole gang (and your bags!), yet small enough to zoom around busy streets and city traffic.

Should I get a luxury rental car in Temple Meads?

For some of us, owning a luxury vehicle is a little (or a lot!) out of reach. But renting your dream car is easier than you think! Imagine the joy of cruising around town in a high-end sports car, even if it's only for a short while. Or perhaps all you're looking for is a dependable set of wheels to bring you safely from point A to point B. Affordable or flashy? Whatever you decide, one thing's for sure — there's a rental car to suit you in Temple Meads.

What do I need to know about driving in Bristol?

Not knowing the traffic rules is like going on a road trip and not having a map. Cruise safely in Temple Meads with our driving tips:

What side of the road do they drive on in Temple Meads?

In Temple Meads, you'll need to drive on the left-hand side of the road. This means the steering wheel is on the right side. If you've rented a vehicle with a manual transmission, you'll have to get used to shifting gears with your left hand.

Does Temple Meads have peak-hour traffic?

Peak-hour traffic jams aren't a major concern in Temple Meads and the greater area of Bristol. With a population of 430,700, the roads aren't as busy here as they are in bigger cities.

Is it difficult to park in Temple Meads?

It's relatively easy to find a car space in Temple Meads, though it can be challenging to secure a spot in the busiest streets. Staying at a hotel that has parking included is always a smart idea.

Are there speed limits in Temple Meads?

As with the wider Bristol area, the neighborhood of Temple Meads has speed limits that range from 30 mi/h to 70 mi/h. In residential areas, you generally won't be able to travel faster than 30 mi/h.

What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Bristol?

More often than not, your chosen car rental company will bill the fined amount to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may share your contact information with local authorities so they can issue a fine straight to you.

Are seat belts compulsory in Bristol?

Although there are a few exceptions, seat belts are mandatory in Bristol.

Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Temple Meads?

As is the case in many places, regular cell phone usage is not allowed while behind the wheel in Temple Meads. An exception applies for hands-free or Bluetooth capabilities. Just make sure you keep your eyes on the road.

What are the rules around drink driving in Temple Meads?

When operating a vehicle in Temple Meads, it's a criminal offence to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) in excess of 0.08%. Planning to have a couple of glasses of wine with lunch or dinner? Consider using a ride-sharing service or booking a taxi.

Is turning on a red light allowed in Temple Meads?

Turning on a red light isn't allowed in Temple Meads. Always keep an eye on traffic lights and signs to ensure you don't break any road rules.