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A new coach park, developed by Destination Bristol and Bristol Fruit Market, has opened Bristol and is now taking bookings.

The coach park hopes to draw in more visitors to the city by providing better facilities for those travelling as a group.

The new coach park

The coach park is situated at Bristol Fruit Market, near St Phillips Causeway.

The area for the park has marked up spaces for 20 coaches but will have room for more if there is demand.

The site has an on-site café and toilet facilities.

Besides the fruit market, the city centre is just a short distance away, as well as the Paintworks development and Avonmeads Retail Park, offering plenty of choice for your group on day trips. 

John Hirst, chief executive of Destination Bristol said: “I am delighted that we can announce the opening of a new coach park for the city at Bristol Fruit Market. As a city, we welcome coach groups and want to work towards ‘Coach-Friendly City’ status. This new facility gives us a great base to work from.”

The existing coach park at Cabot Circus is due to close this month.

Bristol for groups

Bristol offers a location great for both day trips and longer overnight stays which are suitable for groups.

Bristol is home to Bristol Zoo and Bristol Aquarium for animal lovers, the At-Bristol Science Centre, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery for those wanting to learn something new, and many theatres including Bristol Hippodrome.

Famed for its character, maritime history, and its acres of parkland, Bristol has created its own distinctive identity. Visitors to the city can enjoy festivals, a variety of cycle tracks, impressive cityscapes and inspiring street art.

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