The Clifton Suspension Bridge is the symbol of the city of Bristol. Designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel he never lived to see it completed, Brunel died prematurely aged 53 yrs in 1859, and the Bridge... more
I stayed in the Old City during my stay in Bristol and I became familiar with the area. The Old City runs from the North East of St Augustine's Reach and Floating Harbour. The main areas are Queen... more
If some romantic historical novelist was to set down the story of the S.S Great Britain it would undoubtedly be dismissed by the publisher as being too fanciful but the history of this craft which I... more
In order to be competitive for the tobacco trade during the 18th Century, Bristol made plans to restructure their water navigation systems as the current ones then were insufficient for demand.... more
College is an municipal open space in Bristol where The Council House is situated in the north west; the Cathedral is one the south side and adjacent to the Abbey Gatehouse and Central Library; and... more
This Gothic Church is known as 'The fairest, goodliest and most famous parish church in England.' by Queen Elizabeth I. The church's features are its 18th century ironwork, beautiful stained glass and... more
We had a wonder around the Millennium Square but didn't go inside at At-Bristol, a science interactive museum. I've heard At-Bristol is an interesting museum with so much to see and do there. The time... more
Cabot Tower was built in 1897-8 to commemorate John Cabot's Bristol-financed voyage to the New World in 1497. Whatever it's architectural merits, (eclectic Late Victorian to put it kindly, the work of... more
Stonehege is of course world-famous and like a true Brit local I've never visited it, although I have seen it from the road. All that tourist infrasructure thing isn't to my taste: leaves no room for... more
I know opinions are divided about zoos but if you're going to have them then the Bristol Zoological Gardens is one of the best. First founded in 1835 it is the fifth oldest zoo in the world but it... more
Once a separate village, actually a medieval town that was damaged by prince Rupert in the 17th century during the civil war, in our days Clifton village is a beautiful district of Bristol. We loved... more
Every second weekend of august Bristol celebretes The Balloon Fiesta, all kinds of balloon over Bristol sky. Is the biggest concetration in all Europe. Sky has a different colour theses days.
This isn't actually a castle but a folly on top of a tree covered hill. It's a lovely walk to reach it, through woods with a stream and an old mill. There's lots of parkland to have a picnic, kick a... more
The old Corn Exchange is now used for an indoor market full of all kind of things from Italian delis to New Age books. It is a lovely old building too, and famous for its clock with two minute hands... more
In February 2007 I had an opportunity to attend a conference in Bristol. This was my first visit to the UK - after reading most of the 1,222 pages of Rough Guide to Britain I decided to spend an extra...
One of the most beautiful places (and romantic) to visit by night. The Suspension Bridge is the most painted place in Bristol and was taken photographs by many artists. A favorite subject to represent...