Destination guide

Take in the beachside beauty of Bristol

Enjoy the history and other features of Bristol. This scenic city is known for its beaches, boating and seaside. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Sightseeing in and around Bristol

Are you hoping to find attractions to see in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that Bristol has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Boothbay Golf Course (8.5 mi / 13.6 km)
  • Maine State Aquarium (10.5 mi / 16.9 km)
  • Hidden Valley Nature Center (13.4 mi / 21.5 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Bristol

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Bristol is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Dodge Point Public Reserved Land (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Whaleback Shell Midden State Historic Site (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Pemaquid Beach Park (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
  • Ovens Mouth Preserve (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Fort Edgecomb State Historical Site (8 mi / 12.9 km)
  • Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Park (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Bristol

The nearest airport is in Wiscasset, ME (ISS), located 10.5 mi (16.8 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Rockland, ME (RKD-Knox County Regional), which is 21.5 mi (34.6 km) away.

Where to stay near Bristol?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 619 holiday rentals near Bristol. From 258 Cottages to 267 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Bristol for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Bristol?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Bristol:

  • New Harbor: 79 holiday homes
  • Pemaquid Point: 25 holiday homes
  • Round Pond: 34 holiday homes
  • Pemaquid: 17 holiday homes
  • Pemaquid Harbor: 16 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Bristol?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Bristol. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Park: 948 holiday rentals
  • Rachel Carson Salt Pond Preserve: 938 holiday rentals
  • Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site: 969 holiday rentals
  • La Verna Preserve: 959 holiday rentals
  • Pemaquid Craft Co-op: 936 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Bristol listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Bristol?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 258 Cottages in Bristol. Our other popular types of Bristol holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 267 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 258 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 258 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Bristol?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 36 holiday homes with pool available in Bristol. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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