Christmas Steps - Most of the...
Christmas Steps - Most of the building here dated from about the 1600's and is full of small, interesting little shops. Christmas Steps is a small community in its own right. The Fish & Chip shop on the corner once won the best Fish & Chips in the UK. Sadly the original owners have now retired and the chips are not so good.
Stanton Drew ancient stone circles
There are three stone circles at Stanton Drew: the Great Circle being one of the largestin the country. Most of the stones have fallen, although a few still remain upright. They are thought to date from the late Neolithic and early Bronze Age - ca. 3000 - 2000 BC.
It is thought that the stones represent the members of a wedding party and its musicians, lured by the devil to celebrate on the Sabbath and thus becoming petrified in their revels.
Stone circles are believed to have played an important part in contemporary social and religious life, and there is evidence that some were aligned with major events of the solar and lunar calendar.
Recent surveys have discovered that the Great Circle is itself contained within a very large buried enclsure ditch (ca. 135m diameter). This is about 7m wide and has a broad gap or entrance facing to the north-east. Such enclosures, or henges, are a well known feature of later Neolithic Britain and are assumed to be the foci of ritual activity. It seems probable that at least some of the pit circles at Stanton Drew once held massive posts. Other evdience suggests ritual pits.
The sites of these stone circles, although in the care of English Heritage, lie on private land. You are welcome to visit them during daylight hours on payment of an entrance fee of £1.
Words nearly fail me
Late September 2008 is probably not the best of times to be opening a swanky mall or retail developement or whatever you care to call this shoddily detailed architecturally illiterate confection of escalators capped by the kind of curved glass and steel roof that we have CAD to blame for, all providing an experience that is creepily like being in an AutoCAD-generated walkthrough. So I'm not going to be nasty. And I can't improve on the graffito spotted near Stokes Croft:
' I Love Cabot Circus......
....Pity about the shops'
All there is to say about this place is....if you don't need it, you'll find it here.
AIRPORT: Bristol is well...
AIRPORT: Bristol is well served, by a small International Airport, which has a free Bus into the centre of Bristol.
TRAINS:It is also well served by a major Train Station Temple Meads, from all over the UK, Buses from there will take you all over Bristol.
ROADS: Bristol has the M4 and M5 moterways on 2 sides of the city, it is also on the A38 and the A39 on the other 2 sides of the city, so it is easily accessable by vehicle.
BUS: Bristol is on the main Bus Express routes from all other Major Cities in the UK.
BUS!!!! Unless you really like to take your life in your hands, Bristolonians drive like maniacs!! Bristol has a very bad traffic problem, the rush hours cause traffic to be gridlocked, and the Bus service is not all that bad.
Jade Palace - Kingswood...
Jade Palace - Kingswood Bristol. A small chinese resturant. The food is very good and the staff extremely polite and friendly. You can also order takeaways from the menu which are of the same standard as the food served in the resturant. Chicken in a wine sauce, fried seaweed, duck.