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  • 1. Clifton Suspension Bridge

    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...

  • 2. SS Great Britain and the Matthew

    ss Great Britain was built and launched in 1843 and was the world’s first ocean-going, propeller driven iron ship, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel for the Great Western Steamship Company she...

  • 3. The Old Town

    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...

  • 4. @Bristol

    @Bristol is a learning experience for children and adults alike. There is a planetarium [£1.50 extra]. whether you are interested in humans , DNA, water, physics and electricity or just want to...

  • 5. The Floating Harbour

    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....

  • 6. Bristol Zoo Gardens

    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...

  • 7. Cabot Tower and Brandon Hill

    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...

  • 8. College Green and the Cathedral

    The Augustinian Abbey was founded in the Middle Ages, , and remains [the Chapter House and Abbey Gatehouse] can still be seen. Henry VIII dissolved the abbey in 1539. The church became a Cathedral in...

  • 9. Clifton and Durdham Downs

    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...

  • 10. Balloon Fiesta and Ballooning

    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. Si...

  • 11. NOT Bristol!

    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...

  • 12. St Mary Redcliffe

    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...

  • 13. Blaise Castle and Blaise Hamlet

    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...

  • 14. Old Town Markets

    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...

  • 15. Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery

    Bristol City Museum hasn't really got any drop-dead unmissable exhibits, but it's certainly well worth a visit, particularly if you're interested in the history...

  • 16. Millenium Square

    Millenium square is a large public space between the warehouses of St Augustine's Reach and the vast post-modernist Lloyds building. Its most prominent feature...

  • 17. King Street & Welsh Back

    I stayed just off King Street, in the Old City, during my visit to Bristol. It's one of the oldest streets in Bristol which was laid out in 1650 for developing...

  • 18. Bristol Highlights Walk

    The 2 hour walking tours operate on Saturdays seasonally (usually from Easter to end of September but best checking). The two hour walking tour takes you...

  • 19. Centre Promenade

    The Centre Promenade is a city centre space hub for various things including the city's main bus, taxi, ferry and pedestrian travel hub to access other parts of...

  • 20. The Council House

    Since the officially opening in 1956 The Council House has been Bristol's civic centre and seat of local government and situated on College Green near the...

  • 21. Queen Square

    Queen Square is situated in the Old City where people relax and sometimes public events are held. It was once a sought after residential address before the...

  • 22. Bristol Packet Boat Trips

    Bristol Packet Boat Trips offer a variety of cruises and boats are available for hire. I participated in the City Docks Tour which is approximately 1.5 hours...

  • 23. Bristol Cathedral

    The Cathedral was founded as the Abbey of St Augustine in the 12th Century by Robert Fitzhardinge. It is understood though that an example of a 'Hall Church'...

  • 24. See a show at the Hippodrome

    The Bristol Hippodrome is celebrating its 100th year in 2012 it is still the place in the South West that gets the majority of the large London shows as it's...

  • 25. Severn Way Path section Walk under the bridges

    If you like the bracing air, brown water, engineering, a nice cafe break and views across to then this is the place to go, well one of them at least. Starting...

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