MyHotelBreak | The Matthew of Bristol

Posted on 17/04/19 by Jonathan Livingston

We recently collaborated with myhotelbreak on why visitors should take time out to experience The Matthew. Find out what they discovered in this guest blog edition...

Having memorable and must-see attractions on your hotel break adds to the whole experience. For those looking to visit Bristol in the near future, we recommend adding the Matthew attraction to your itinerary.

Let’s find out more…

The modern Matthew, which sits in Bristol harbour, is the present-day take on the original vessel that sailed to Newfoundland back in 1497.  Today’s boat has some different features to not only comply with safety regulations but also to enhance the boat too.

The new age attraction was built in the mid-1990s for its maiden voyage in 1997 to Newfoundland to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Cabot’s famous journey.

One of the great things about this stand out attraction is: it’s free to come on board and walk around the upper decks. We suggest that to get the full experience of this magnificent ship is to go on one of the trips on offer.

Click here to learn more on the history of the attraction.

What type of trips are available?

The Harbour Trip

This is one of the standout trips aboard The Matthew. Enjoy all the sites that Bristol has to offer as you sail around the harbour on this 50-minute voyage. Tickets range from £2.50 for under 5’s through to family tickets which are priced at £25. Click on the above link for further information.

Evening Fish and Chips Trip

You can enjoy the wonderful views of Bristol on The Matthew, with the added perk of sampling the fresh fish and chips that are delivered to you.

Cream Tea Trip

This harbour trip is a special one. Experience the 1.5hr journey with delicious cakes, scones, and tea & coffee. A fantastic experience with an added touch of luxury.

Avon Gorge Trip

One of the longest trips and another favourite of ours is the Avon Gorge Experience. Enjoy the 3–4-hour journey down the Avon, under the Clifton Suspension Bridge and along the Avon Gorge. These trips are quite popular, so we suggest booking beforehand. Check the link for upcoming availability.

Visitors are welcome to bring their own provisions and the bar is stocked with alcohol drinks, soft drinks and teas & coffees.

This is one of the best-kept secrets in Bristol. The modern Matthew, a modern masterpiece worth discovering.