Bristol

Bristol

Bristol was founded in 1000 A.D., but there is evidence to suggest that settlements were in the area during the Middle Palaeolithic and the Roman era. Nowadays, Bristol is the largest city in the South West of England.

Due to the nature of the city, Bristol has many maritime stories and tales of seamen, which can be explored in local museums or on a number of tours around the city. Go back in time and discover The Matthew, this replica ship is the exact same ship that John Cabot used to explore the New World, in 1497. Or take a trip on a pirate tour to learn more about Captain Blackbeard, the famous pirate, who was born in Bristol – his home still stands on Bristol’s harbour. He once had a hideaway cave under St. Mary Redcliffe church!

Prepare to be amazed by the Clifton Suspension Bridge, which has a total length of 1,352 feet and overlooks the picturesque Avon Gorge and River Avon. Don’t look down if you are scared of heights though, as the bridge, that connects Clifton to Bristol, stands at 331 feet above the high water level.

If you are an animal lover, why not visit Bristol’s Aquarium, or Bristol Zoo Gardens? For the nature lovers, there are a variety of gardens and parks, including the University of Bristol Botanic Gardens and Cotham Gardens. Bristol also has excellent shopping facilities to fulfil your every need, historic houses and museums and art galleries to inspire you.

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