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Population: 9800
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Until the beginning of the 20th Century, Filton was very much a small farming village. In 1907 the northern terminus of Bristol Tramways was moved from Horfield to Filton. Tram production commenced in Filton in 1908 and by 1920 the first aeroplanes were being produced at Filton. Over the years Filton grew to become a suburb of Bristol. During the Second World War, aircraft production included the Blenheim, Beaufort, Beaufighter and Brigand. In fact, the importance of aircraft production at Filton was such that a squadron of Supermarine Spitfires had to be stationed there for protection following a German air raid. In the 60's and 70's it became further famous for the production of Concorde. You can visit the Concorde Visitors Centre at Filton. The area hosts an annual festival in July which features many attractions including a live music stage. Regular live music can be found at The Ratepayers Arms. Shoppers can choose between the Shield Centre and the Abbey Road Retail Park. The Bristol Academy of Sport is based at Filton College and for the two-wheeled sporting types, there's the Filton Cycling Speedway Club. Filton has its own Golf Club, or those who like their recreation at a more sedate, sociable pace.

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The Horseshoe (0.15 miles)

The Horseshoe
The HorseShoe a brand new newly refurbished bed and breakfast in Bristol. Our rooms been designed with comfort and enjoyment for our guests. Our B&B has 10 ensuit fitted bedrooms all include new 37 inch ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Bristol Filton (0.26 miles)

Premier Inn Bristol Filton
Within easy reach of both the M5 and M32. For shops and local amenities Bristol city centre is only 4 miles away. Conveniently located for Parkway train station. Our Bristol Filton Premier Inn has everything you'd ... More | visit website
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Norfolk Guest House (1.55 miles)

Norfolk Guest House
We are a small family run guest house situated on the main Gloucester road in close proximity to an array of eating and drinking establishments approximately two miles from the city centre. The Norfolk offers ... More | visit website
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Holiday Inn Bristol (1.64 miles)

Holiday Inn Bristol

The Holiday Inn Bristol Filton hotel has 17 purpose-built meeting rooms and an Academy Conference Centre, making it perfect for business meetings.† The hotel is also conveniently located near Cribbs Causeway, Bristol Zoo, the Hippodrome ... More | visit website

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The Wellington Hotel (1.71 miles)

The Wellington Hotel

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Moments away from Bristolís Memorial Stadium and County Ground, The Welly has become a much-loved and equally well-known venue. And with accommodation available, itís an ideal place to stay whether ... More

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Rookery Guest House (1.75 miles)

Rookery Guest House

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Steve and Averill welcome you to The Rookery, where you will receive a warm welcome and a home from home atmosphere in our spotlessly clean refurbished Guest House. The Rookery ... More

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Premier Inn Bristol Cribbs Causeway (1.90 miles)

Premier Inn Bristol Cribbs Causeway
Situated near Junction 17 of M5 and close to the interchange between M4/M5. Within walking distance is indoor shopping centre The Mall at Cribbs Causeway, as is the retail park with entertainment facilities including bowling ... More | visit website
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Well Cottage (1.90 miles)

Well Cottage
At Well Cottage we like to make you feel right at home from the welcome to the end of your stay. We offer the comfort and warmth of genuine character cottage accommodation with the added ... More | visit website
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Aztec Hotel & Spa (2.06 miles)

Aztec Hotel & Spa
A Shire Hotel and Spa - A stylish 4 star hotel. Situated just off the M4/M5 the hotel is ideally located for Bristol, Cardiff, Bath or maybe a stopover on the way to the southwest. ... More | visit website
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Travelodge Bristol Cribbs Causeway (2.06 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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