Bristol, England, United Kingdom: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Bristol, England, United Kingdom? If you're planning to go to Bristol, I've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Bristol, England, United Kingdom

Based on the climate and weather in Bristol, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

Important essentials for Bristol, England, United Kingdom

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Bristol, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly choice.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection possible.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may wear away. An unreadable card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

General health necessities

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Bristol, England, United Kingdom by month

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January

January in Bristol is brisk, extremely rainy and somewhat hazy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain most days. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

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February

In February, Bristol can be very chilly, very rainy and very hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Bristol, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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March

In March, Bristol can be very chilly, extremely rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Bristol, with most of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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April

Traveling to Bristol in April, you will notice that it is cool, very rainy and very hazy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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May

May in Bristol is chilly, very rainy and very hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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June

June in Bristol is balmy, very rainy and very hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (mid 10s C) to 60s F (high 10s C).

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July

July for Bristol is balmy, very rainy and very hazy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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August

In August, Bristol is balmy, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) and about half of the time jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Bristol, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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September

If you visit Bristol during September, you may see that it is balmy, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

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October

In October, Bristol can be chilly, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) and about a third of the time jump into the low 60s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Bristol, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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November

November in Bristol is brisk, very rainy and somewhat hazy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain most days. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

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December

December is brisk, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains most days.

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Activities for Bristol, England, United Kingdom

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Bristol.

If you intend to check out the must-see Castle Park & St Peters Church, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Bristol Zoo Gardens, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these

If you go to the M Shed Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Castle hopping? For Blaise Castle Estate, take:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you can carry your stuff.

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