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Bristol

Georgianske hus i Hotwells, Bristol

Praktisk informasjon om Bristol

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Bristol is an easy city to negotiate on foot, with plenty of attractions close to one another. There are, however, taxis, trains and an extensive bus network available. While the bus service has been criticized in the past, plans for a five-year project to transform it, reducing congestion and improving safety, are in place. There are plenty of car rental agencies available, though the city centre can get congested. Bristol is a popular place for cyclists and despite plenty of hills, the city has an excellent urban bike route. The Bristol Ferry Boat is a fun and leisurely way to explore the city; it offers leisure and commuter services in the harbour.

Tid

GMT (GMT +1 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October).

Elektrisitet

Nettstrømmen i Storbritannia er på 230 volt, 50 Hz. Støpsel med tre flate stifter er standard.

Valuta

Myntenheten er britiske pund (GBP), som deles i 100 pence. Det finnes minibanker i alle små og store byer, og Visa, MasterCard og American Express godtas de fleste steder. Tilreisende med andre kort bør sjekke med kredittkortselskapet sitt på forhånd. Utenlandsk valuta kan veksles på vekslingskontorer og store hoteller, men man får sannsyligvis bedre kurs i banker.

Kommunikasjon

Landskoden for Storbritannia er +44. Det er god mobildekning med GSM 1800-nettverk. Disse kan være inkompatible med noen tobåndstelefoner fra USA. Det finnes minibanker i alle byer av en viss størrelse, på togstasjoner og flyplasser.

Nødnummer

Nødnummer: 999/112

Visa- og helseinformasjon

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Offentlige høytidsdager

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2014 2015
Første nyttårsdag 1. jan. 1. jan.
Langfredag 18. apr. 3. apr.
Andre påskedag 21. apr. 6. apr.
Maidag 5. mai 4. mai
Spring Bank Holiday 26. mai 25. mai
Summer Bank Holiday 25. aug. 31. aug.
Første juledag 25. des. 25. des.
Andre juledag 26. des. 26. des.

Klima

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Bristol's climate is as unpredictable as the rest of the United Kingdom. Situated in the southwest of the country and sheltered largely by Exmoor and the Mendip Hills, Bristol is in fact one of the UK's warmest cities. Summers are usually sunny and warm, while winters are cold and wet. Summer days, however, can start out overcast and damp, clearing later, and winter days can be crisp and cold. Rain is possible in any season, but late-autumn and winter are the wettest seasons. The best time to travel to Bristol is during the summer (June to September) when it is usually warm and sunny. Winters are wet, but comparatively mild temperature-wise. A good time to plan a short break in Bristol is at the end of July when the popular Harbour Festival takes place, one of the largest free events in England with music on five stages, street theatre, markets and a fireworks display.

Bristol International Airport

www.bristolairport.com

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Bristol International Flyer buses operate between 2.30am and 11.45pm and travel regularly to Bristol city centre and the Bristol Temple Meads railway station, taking 30 minutes and costing around £5. Taxis are available outside the terminal.

Bilutleie

Car hire companies include Avis, Europcar, Hertz and National.

Drosjer på flyplassen

Checker Cars are available 24 hours per day at the airport, located outside the terminal building. Passengers can visit the booking desk within the covered walkway, where they will be quoted a fixed fare and allocated a taxi. Payment can be made by card at the booking desk, or by cash to the driver.

Fasiliteter

Facilities at Bristol Airport include a bureau de change, ATM, bars, restaurants, shops, executive lounge and tourist information desk. Disabled facilities are good; those with special needs are advised to contact their airline in advance.

Parkering

There is short- and long-term car parking available. Spaces can be pre-booked via the airport website.

Internett

Wifi is available throughout the terminal, and is free for the first 30 minutes; thereafter, charges apply.