The West’s largest city, Bristol has the charm and modernity to attract troves of young people for its art and modern designs.
Brimming with historical wealth, Bristol is the largest city in the south west of England. Nestled between Somerset and Gloucestershire, the city grew from around the junction of the River Frome
and River Avon
and adjacent to the original Bristol Bridge
. During the 17th and 18th centuries, Bristol was one of the world’s largest harbours.
Combining a unique mix of history, culture and heritage, Bristol is a young and diverse city that attracts people from all over the world. Its dramatic landscape and Georgian architecture together ooze with creativity. Surrounded by a beautiful coastline, woodlands and open green space, Bristol is only an hour and a half away from London.
You are also spoilt for choice if shopping is one of your favourite activities. The Broadmead Shopping Centre offers over 400 shops including department stores, restaurants and pubs whilst more specialist and independent shops can be found at Christmas Steps, Park Street and Clifton Village.
Boat trips, art galleries and even the Bristol Zoo are some of several options for visitors. The Bristol Zoo is the world’s oldest provincial zoo and has been open since 1836. The Zoo currently houses more than 450 different animal species including gorillas, Asiatic lions, hippos and penguins.
With relatively inexpensive accommodation and a huge portfolio of bars, restaurants and shops, this vibrant city in the South of England is also host to a variety of arts, theatre and live music. In fact, over the years, thousands of people have flocked to Bristol just to enjoy the music scene. In 2010, Bristol was voted Britain’s most musical city.
Getting to Bristol city centre from the airport is no mean feat as a dedicated coach service, the Airport Flyer Express Link runs every 10 minutes during the day.
Whether you are looking for a romantic break or an adventure, Bristol provides you with a fantastic range of things to do.