Bristol, England – A Quick Guide On What To See And Do

Bristol, the premier city for the South West of England, serves as the gateway to some of the UK’s most beautiful locations, including Cornwall, Devon and Wales. Having the fifth largest population in England, as well as a rich and colorful history, it has recently transformed into a modern, vibrant European city packed with attractions  and cheap hotel deals to suit every kind of visitor .

The original town was listed in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle of 1051 as a trading port and the city’s maritime heritage is highlighted by the achievements of Bristol’s most famous son, the great Victorian inventor Kingdom Brunel. He was responsible for the SS Great Britain, which was the first iron-hulled, propeller-driven ship to cross the Atlantic and, of course, the renowned Clifton Suspension Bridge with its breathtaking view of the city.

For those who like shopping, the recently built Cabot Circus shopping complex has propelled Bristol into the top 10 list of shopping destinations in the UK. With over 120 new shops, including major flagship stores, restaurants, cafes and delis, and a state-of-the-art 13-screen cinema, this impressive construction guarantees that shoppers will not leave Bristol disappointed.

Walk a short distance from the central shopping areas and you will find yourself surrounded by the enchanting old buildings that made up Bristol’s original city center. The cobbled streets of Broad Street, Corn Street, St Nicholas Market and King Street are much the same today as they were centuries ago. Do not miss the majestic Corn Exchange or the quirky old Llandoger Trow pub on King Street.

Undoubtedly one of the most significant changes to Bristol over recent years has been the transformation of the city’s harborside from a busy commercial dock to a modern development filled with hotels bristol, restaurants and bars. Attractions to look out for include The Hippodrome, Explore-At-Bristol, and Bristol City Football Club. Jumping on a ferry is an ideal way to see the harbor and extended city boundaries from a different perspective, with stops at key points along the waters’ edge.

Alternatively, why not walk up Park Street towards Clifton village, which offers a great selection of boutique clothing stores and classy restaurants. For something a little different, you can pay a visit to Bristol Zoo Gardens, with over 450 rare and endangered species.

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