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City Sightseeing Oxford Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
"Hop aboard your City Sightseeing open-air bus from any of the 20 routed stops that are conveniently situated around the city. Take a seat inside or on the open-air top deck then sit back and relax as you ride through Oxford home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world.With your 24- or 48-hour ticket choose to stay on the bus for the entire loop or hop on and off at any of the stops to explore the city’s sights. See the Itinerary for a list of stops. As you travel plug into the informative audio commentary and admire the timeworn honey-colored buildings.Perhaps hop off at the New Road stop to visit Oxford Castle. Learn how the medieval Norman castle was mostly destroyed during the English Civil War
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Entrance Ticket to Brunel's ss Great Britain
"The entrance ticket to Brunel's SS Great Britain allows you to explore cabins saloons and access all areas of the ship to take in the sights sounds and smells of a Victorian voyage. Climb the rigging dress up in Victorian costumes and see a working replica of the engine. Head below the ship where desert-like conditions preserve the hull. Don’t miss the Dockyard Museum which takes visitors through a million miles spent at sea and 170 years of fascinat you will be able to purchase a dockyard companion which will give you more information about your visitor experience and the SS Great Britain’s fascinating history.Descend ‘under water’ in the Dry Dock to see the spectacular sights of the ship’s and the high-tech glass ‘sea’ now protecting the oldest iron hull in the world. Follow this with a visit to the Dockyard Museum where you can view archive film footage which captures the excitement and emotion of the SS Great Britain’s homecoming. Here you can also take the time to discover the highs and lows of the ship’s dramatic history
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"Bath
"Bath Stonehenge and The English Countryside Day Tour from London ""Leave London in the morning and beat the crowds to Stonehenge. Enjoy informative commentary along the way with the assistance of your knowledgeable guide. Arrive at Stonehenge and enjoy a walk around the ancient monoliths before it gets too busy. Take a admire the architecture and see the famous Pultney Bridge. Visit the Royal Crescent the Roman Baths and Bath Abbey (own expense). Try one of the many restaurants available for lunch. Ask your guide for a recommendation. Leave Bath to return to London arriving at approximately 6:30pm."""
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SS Great Britain Tips (15)

SS Great Britain

We stopped to visit the SS great britain after failing to see it on our last trip to bristol and it broke up a long day of driving in the car. Inside there are activities for children such as stamping...
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Designerartgirl
Dec 29, 2014

Brunel’s ss Great Britain

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...
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grayfo
Jan 04, 2014

What a story.

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...
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planxty
Mar 16, 2011

Great but not so big

The SS Great Britain is one of those 'something-for-tourists-to-do Experience Centre' thingies and I can easily understand why some VT tips list it as a tourist trap. It isn't cheap at £10.50for a...
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TheLongTone
May 27, 2010

SS Great Britain

This museum costs £10.95 (as of February 2008), for which you are given day membership. Strangely, 'day' membership entitles you to visit the museum for one year. I disagree with some of the other...
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Gyppo
Mar 02, 2008

SS Great Britain... new 'underwater' experience

A brand new addition in 2004 to the SS Great Britain tour is its clever glass 'sea'. This massive 160+ year old ship is back in the dry dock where it was first built. To preserve the iron...
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aaaarrgh
Oct 01, 2006

The Golden age of British Engineering

Built and launched in Bristol in 1843 by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The vessel was the world’s first ocean-going, propeller driven iron ship.After a life as a luxury liner designed for trans-atlantic...
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jetwind
Aug 15, 2006

SS Great Britain

This was the first vessel of her kind. Designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, she was built in 1843. The Great Britain was the first steam-powered ocean liner, and the first one driven by Brunel's new...
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Tom_Fields
Jul 09, 2006

SS Great Britain... now fully restored

When it was launched in 1843, this early steam ship was the largest in the world. It had a working life of 90 years then spent 30 years beneath the South Atlantic. In 1970 it was re-floated and towed...
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aaaarrgh
Aug 15, 2005

Visit the 'SS Great Britain'

Designed and built by the great 19th century British engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The 'SS Great Britain' has its own dry dock in the city centre; this was the original Brunel dry dock used for...
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Galahad
Aug 05, 2005

Great place for a wedding

In the main saloon area below deck is a huge hall,where the fortunate passengers would`ve eaten on their journey.the day we went there was a wedding on board,lots of flowers adorned the hall and...
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neilward
Oct 21, 2004

Worlds first Iron ocean liner.

The S.S.Great Britain was the worlds first iron built steam ship,built by Sir Isambard Kingdom Brunel.Its a fantastic piece of British history,currently undergoing more restoration.Including a fitting...
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neilward
Oct 21, 2004
 
 
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Things to Do Near Bristol

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St. Mary Redcliffe Church

If you are in the dock area of Bristol, it is hard to miss the impressive Gothic Church of St. Mary, Redcliffe as the 292 foot high spire dominates the skyline and makes it the tallest building in the...
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Christ Church

Christ Church on Broad St has a great clock, it's 18th century quarterjacks that the famous Poet (in poetry circles) Robert Southey (12 August 1774 – 21 March 1843) who was baptised in the church used...
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Colston Hall

I arrived in Bristol by bus from London and the last stop was at the city center opposite the Colston Hall so that was the first thing I saw in the city. At the same grounds of this legendary concert...
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Cathedral and College Green

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...
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Architecture Centre

Whilst wandering about Bristol I happened across the Architecture Centre by accident as I had never heard of it. I visited it, I have subsequently read the website and I am still not quite sure...
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Arnolfini Gallery

If you have seen my Tate Modern gallery tip on my London page you will know my views on modern so-called "art and I will not labour the point further here. Well, not too much anyway. Having just...
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Great Western Dockyard, Gas Ferry Rd, Bristol BS1 6TY

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