Avon Things to Do

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Avon Things to Do

  • Clifton Suspension Bridge

    Bristol Things to Do

    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 was completed as his memorial and finally opened in 1864. February 2010

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  • The Old Town

    Bristol Things to Do

    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 Square (please see separate tip), Corn Street, St Nicholas Market (please see separate tip), King Street and Welsh Back (please see separate...

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  • SS Great Britain and the Matthew

    Bristol Things to Do

    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 served as the transatlantic trip between Bristol and New York. At times of war ss Great Britain was used as a troopship, serving in both the Crimea and...

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  • @Bristol

    Bristol Things to Do

    @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 animate , there is plenty to do. Entry fees are not cheap but worth it. We paid £ 30 for an adult, a concession and a child. We paid a gift fee that gave us...

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  • The Floating Harbour

    Bristol Things to Do

    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. Construction of the floating harbour began in May 1804 where a number of dams and locks were built to equalise the waterways levelling and accommodate...

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  • College Green and the Cathedral

    Bristol Things to Do

    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 1542. The new nave was built in 1860s. Two towers and the interior were built in the early 20th century. Inside the Cathedral can be seen beautiful...

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  • Bristol Zoo Gardens

    Bristol Things to Do

    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 hasn't stayed in the past. You get the overall feeling that the animals are well cared for and some of the enclosures - particularly the themed coastal...

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  • Cabot Tower and Brandon Hill

    Bristol Things to Do

    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 the delightfully named local architect William Venn Gough, who also had a hand in the Granary and was responsible for Colston Girl's School) it makes...

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  • Clifton and Durdham Downs

    Bristol Things to Do

    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 walking around and admire the pretty Georgian houses and we stroll around several small stops with nice but expensive items. There were also many art...

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  • NOT Bristol!

    Bristol Things to Do

    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 the imagination to work. STANTON DREW s another kettle of fish entirely. There are actually the remains of three stone circles here, plus a couple...

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  • Balloon Fiesta and Ballooning

    Bristol Things to Do

    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 visitas Bristol a mediados de Agosto no puedes dejar de visitar el Balloon fiesta, una de las mayores concentraciones o la mayor concentración de globos...

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  • St Mary Redcliffe

    Bristol Things to Do

    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 organ. It was originally a central point during the peak of the city's shipping and industry history over a number of centuries. The Port of...

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  • Blaise Castle and Blaise Hamlet

    Bristol Things to Do

    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 ball around, a playground and there used to be a miniature train that you caould have a ride on but maybe that's not there now. The house is used for...

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  • Old Town Markets

    Bristol Things to Do

    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 since before GMT was introduced, Bristol and London had different time zones, Bristol being further west.

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  • Bristol

    Bristol is the largest city in south-west England with a population of about 420,000. The commercial port was in the city centre but is now re-located to the Severn estuary to the west of the city, although there are still docks etc at the original site. The city centre was badly damaged during World War 2.February 2010See My Travel Page for more...

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  • bath attractions - 2 for 1

    The city of bath is well worth a visit, very beautiful, and steeped in history.The train from bristol costs 12.40 off peak day day return, or 13.30 anytime day return and the journey is only ten mins or so.Your train tickets give you 2 for 1 entry to many of bath's attractions, eg roman baths, bath abbey(tower), glass blowing, fashion museum and...

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