Main city in the West of England
Bristol is a large city located in the West of the country and as such is one of the biggest cities for many miles drawing visitors and a large working population. It is a beautiful city set amongst hills and valleys whilst also enjoying a vibrant commercial district.
The population of Bristol is 500,000 making it the 10th largest city in England.
Natural beauty mixed with bustling lifestyles
The river Avon is one of England’s largest and longest rivers and its in Bristol where the river prepares for its entrance to the sea. One of the most impressive sights is the Avon Gorge which is a large ravine which runs for more than 2km through the lovely Bristol countryside cutting a deep path through the hills. Head for Clifton and enjoy the best views from the famous Clifton Suspension bridge but only if you have a head for heights.
Life by the Port
Bristol used to be one of the most important and largest Ports in England trading with Ireland and other countries. The port still retains a lot of its original character and although it is no longer a major trading venue it has replace working cranes and boatyards with trendy bars and restaurants which run alongside the pretty harbour.
In addition Bristol has many Grade II listed buildings dating back hundreds of years and it enjoys a vibrant art following with a fine selection of theatres and Art galleries.
Finally a visit to Bristol wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the Bristol Zoo which is one of the largest in England.
Feeding the locals
Due its proximity in one of the largest counties in England and Bristol being the largest City for many miles it attracts a fine selection of restaurants to cater for the locals and the visitors. Head to the harbourside if you like to eat fish dishes or venture into Clifton for more bistro-style menus
Big and noisy evening life
Bristol hosts many live pop and jazz concerts throughout the year so its always best to plan ahead if you want to enjoy one of these events during your visit. Alternatively there are a vast number of clubs and bars that will get you dancing the night away. Head for the Port for the best the city has to offer.