Bristol
Bristol’s location makes it a fantastic option if you want your event to be easily accessible from the south-west of England and from South Wales cities like Cardiff and Swansea, as well as having good transport links to the rest of England.

The M5 provides a direct route from Exeter and beyond that, for delegates arriving from Plymouth and Torquay, and the far reaches of south-west England. The M4 corridor serves arrivals from South Wales and to the east of Bristol in England as far as Reading and the M25 for London. Looking to the north of the city, the M5 connects with England’s ‘second city’, Birmingham, from where there is easy access to the M6 for cities in the north-west, and the M1 for the East Midlands and Yorkshire.

Bristol itself ranks as the eighth-largest city in the UK and the sixth in England, with about 450,000 residents, making it the second-largest city in the South of England, after London. The city is famed for its geography and the landmarks associated with that – including Clifton Suspension Bridge, which spans the Avon Gorge and enjoys Grade I listed status. The gorge is also written into the name of the city, which originates from the old Welsh meaning ‘the fort on the chasm’.

Conference venues in Bristol range from those at the heart of the city, including the Conference Bristol centre and the scenic Engineers House, built in 1831, to the UWE Bristol Exhibition and Conference Centre at the University of the West of England a little way out to the north. Filton Abbey Wood is the train station for arrivals to the UWE and surrounding locations, while Bristol Temple Meads is the city’s main railway station with regular direct services to London and other major destinations.

Absolute Venues can help you find the perfect premises for a business event in Bristol, whether you expect just a handful of people to attend or are hoping to draw a crowd up to 2,000. Let us know the type of event you have in mind, the scale and when you plan to hold it, and we can shortlist the best available conference venues in Bristol to help you make your final decision about where to book.

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