A little information about Bristol

Bristol is a city in south-west England. It is the UKs eighth most populous city and borders North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, with the historic cities of Bath and Gloucester to the south-east and north-east.  Bristol is one of the warmest and sunniest cities in the UK.  It is partially sheltered by the Mendip Hills, next to the Severn Estuary and the Bristol Channel.  See the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel spanning the spectacular Avon Gorge as you enter this amazing city.

Bristol is steeped in history with beautiful buildings like Bristol Cathedral and the Lord Mayor's Chapel.  It has a fascinating maritime history to discover, including SS Great Britain, designed and built by Brunel; one of the most important historic ships in the world.  Sail out of the harbour on The Matthew, the replica of the ship that first discovered Newfoundland. M Shed is a modern museum documenting the history of Bristol.  Although it has a rich history, Bristol is also a modern and vibrant city, with developments such as the Harbourside, which is filled with restaurants, bars, cafes, shops and hotels, markets and a whole host of watersports and other activities.  Stroll around the water’s edge and you will find Millennium Square with its big screen and statue of  Hollywood icon Cary Grant who was born in the city.  There's also other attractions such as Slimbridge Wetland Centre and Longleat Safari Park. 

  This city has a proud tradition of eateries from a range of cultural influences.  Visit Casamia for Michelin-starred dining, or pop to Pieminister which is a local, turned national, phenomenon.  For shopping, visit Clifton Village for boutiques; for the high street go to the Bristol Shopping Quarter.  Lot of independent shops are found on Gloucester Road and Stokes Croft.  Bristol has wonderful markets at St Nicolas and Harbourside.  This is a city that should be the top of your short-break or main holiday destination list!


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