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We're all going to Bristol Zoo

Set in 12 acres and opened in 1836, Bristol Zoo Gardens - or Bristol Zoo for short - is the world's oldest provincial zoo. It became famous in the 1960s thanks to the much-loved TV programme Animal Magic which was filmed there. Located in the Clifton area, close to the Clifton Suspension Bridge, it is easily accessible by bus, train, bicycle or car - those arriving by public transport or under their own steam receive a discount on entry.

Bristol Zoo Gardens are animaltastic

Among the exhibits to look out for are the only examples of Livingstone's fruit bats and aye ayes in the UK. There are around 300 mammals in total representing 50 species, including gorillas, lions, pygmy hippos and red pandas. Visitors can see all the animals in conditions as close to their natural environments as possible. The zoo is also proud of the fact that it has helped save over 175 species from extinction via its conservation programmes.

Enjoy all Bristol has to offer

Once you've met all the animals at Bristol Zoo, why not see what else the city has to offer? Step back in time with a trip aboard Brunel's SS Great Britain - the world's first great ocean liner, or admire the striking architecture at Bristol Cathedral. Art lovers will enjoy strolling the streets and looking for famous graffiti artist Banksy's work. Looking for a cheap hotel Near Bristol Zoo Gardens? Check out Travelodge Bristol Central Hotel, Travelodge Bristol Central Mitchell Lane Hotel and Travelodge Bristol Cribbs Causeway Hotel, which are all just a short drive away.