18ft Retro Rocket (1 at Brooks Rooftop Retro Rockets)
- An 18ft caravan styled on a vintage Airstream
- Everything you'd expect from a boutique hotel room in miniature
- The cosiest of four "retro rockets" on this unusual roof-top glamping site
The Owner Says
About Brooks Rooftop Retro Rockets
Couples and families looking for a quirky glamping stay in the heart of Bristol. Pets not permitted.
You're right in the heart of the city, so finding things to do should never be a struggle. Stroll down nearby Nelson Street to enjoy one of the world’s largest outdoor art exhibitions – an astonishing public art display by some of the biggest names in international street art and graffiti. Or wander through famous St Nicholas Market (01179 224014) to pick up some local goods. Ruined St Peter's Church is close by, though walk a little further in the opposite direction and the city's main cathedral (01179 264879) is more impressive. Then continue on to Bristol Museum and Art Gallery (01179 223571) or further still to Clifton Suspension Bridge stopping along the way at the SS Great Britain (01179 260680). After that, Clifton village itself is worth an explore. Likened by some to a West Country version of Hampstead, this upmarket spot has beautiful Georgian architecture, boutiques and green spaces as well as lots of delis and great cafés. It's perfect for an aimless stroll.
Food & Drink
Downstairs, inside the guesthouse there is an open kitchen, with a continental breakfast laid out from 7am – think homemade granola and muesli, fruit compote, organic juices and West Country yoghurts – while a chef whips up cooked options by request. Take-away breakfast baps, bagels and sarnies are also available for the earliest risers or those thinking ahead to lunch. Elsewhere, The Ox (01179 221001) is just one stand out steakhouse in among the plethora of city centre options – it's housed inside a subterranean former safe deposit room – while the Wallfish Bistro (01179 735435) on Princess Victoria Street serves excellently refined modern dishes. Don’t miss the lobster and rabbit pie. For something lighter, try the Bulrush restaurant/café (01173 290990) by day or the The Milk Thistle (01179 294429) cocktail bar – Gothic-style, gentlemen's club décor in the style of a prohibition bar – by night.
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Brooks Rooftop Retro Rockets is located at Brooks Guesthouse Bristol, St Nicholas Street, Bristol BS1 1UB
There is an online PDF available with directions from within Bristol city centre. Parking permits are available for £16 per 24h stay which allow you to park in the NCP Queen Charlotte Street (post code: BS1 4ES). It's less than a minute walk from the Guesthouse. Alternatively Brooks Guesthouse have permits for The Mall Bristol (£12 per 24h; postcode: BS1 3XD) which is a 5-minute walk.
Brooks House is a 15-minute walk from Bristol Temple Meads train station (0871 781 8181) and, in the centre of the city, connected to all major and local bus routes. It's a 10 minute walk to the central coach and bus station but the nearest city bus stop is on Colston Avenue just 2 minute's walk away. Look for the number 8 or 9 bus – these are the best buses for exploring the city. The nearest hop-on-hop-off sight seeing bus stop is on Rupert Street or Colston Ave.