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Bristol Attractions

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Brunel's SS Great Britain 4.0 stars
Museum, Gallery, Exhibition - #1 of 32
Another of Brunel’s masterpieces of engineering, in 1843 the ss Great Britain became the first propeller-driven iron ship to cross the Atlantic and probably the world’s first great ocean liner. Now fully conserved, she sits in her original dry ... [more ]
Bristol Zoo 4.0 stars
Zoo, Aquarium - #2 of 32
Bristol Zoo is situated in the Clifton area of Bristol. It is the Fifth oldest Zoo in the world and is home to over 400 species. You can find the Zoo quite easily if you get a bus to Clifton or there are specific buses that run to the zoo from ... [more ]
Bedminster 4.0 stars
Quarter - #3 of 32
Bedminster is probably the next place in Bristol where prices are going to go sky high. Situated right next to the very affluent Southville (where Tony form Skins was supposed to live), Bedminster has got so much to offer but at a much lower ... [more ]
Explore@Bristol 4.0 stars
Museum, Gallery, Exhibition - #4 of 32
Explore@Bristol is a fabulous science museum that takes the hands-on approach to learning. I visited here one crisp february morning to check out what the museum had to offer in terms of being interactive and enjoyable. I was really impressed as ... [more ]
Ashton Court 4.0 stars
Castle, Fortification, Palace - #5 of 32
If you find yourself in Bristol and fancy some open space then heading out of town via the scenic Clifton suburb and crossing over Brunel’s famous suspension bridge will bring you to the Ashton Court country park. The park is the venue for a ... [more ]
Bristol International Airport 4.0 stars
Airport - #6 of 32
Bristol’s airport is some ten miles out of the city on a main ‘A’ road. It has grown considerably in the last ten years and has a new (and fairly efficient) terminal building handling a growing number of international flights. If you’re using ... [more ]
Clifton Suspension Bridge 4.0 stars
Bridge - #7 of 32
Possibly Brunel’s most well known engineering masterpiece, he sadly didn’t live to see it completed. However, his colleagues decided to complete the project after his death as a memorial to his numerous engineering achievements. At 702 foot long ... [more ]
Cabot Tower 4.0 stars
Tower - #8 of 32
Cabot Tower was built to in 1898 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of explorer John Cabot’s voyage to America in 1497. It stands in Brandon Hill Park, which has some lovely gardens, near to the city centre. At 105 feet high (32 metres), this ... [more ]
Cabot Circus 5.0 stars
Shopping - #9 of 32
Cabot Circus was opened late 2008 and is Bristol city centre’s plush and exciting new shopping centre. The new state of the art centre is an architect's palace and combines a variety of over 120 high street shops and designer and one-off unique ... [more ]
Heathrow to Bristol 5.0 stars
Other Urban Landmark - #10 of 32
I have traveled by train via Temple Meads back and forth between London Heathrow and Bristol on several occasions now. My most recent trip to London Heathrow, I took the bus instead - only because the train was fully booked. I shall NEVER take ... [more ]
Bristol Beer Festival 5.0 stars
Museum, Gallery, Exhibition - #11 of 32
The Bristol Beer Festival has now been going for eleven years and 2009 will be the twelve. The city has a strong tradition of 'real ale' as opposed to that produced by the big breweries. At the festival there are some 120 beers to try as samples ... [more ]
Bristol Hippodrome 4.0 stars
Opera, Theatre, Concert Hall - #12 of 32
I've been to the Bristol Hippodrome a number of times to see a few different types of shows and I can say that it provides a great atmosphere and a fun night out. It is not a big theatre but it still tends to attract big touring shows. This year ... [more ]
The Downs 4.0 stars
Park - #13 of 32
This is a lovely big green expanse of fields and woods bordering the suburbs of Clifton, Redland and Henleaze. It is almost like being out of the city and being back in the country. It may be a stone's throw from the University Residences, but ... [more ]
Cribbs Causeway 4.0 stars
Shopping - #14 of 32
Cribbs Causeway is a shopper's dream! Situated in north Bristol there is so much to do in the shopping mall you could spend the hours there. There are all the usual high street shops plus some boutiques and cute little alternative shops. There is ... [more ]
Clifton Village 4.0 stars
Other Urban Landmark - #15 of 32
Clifton Village is infamous with Bristol residents, for good reasons and bad. In my opinion, the good outweigh the bad. It is true, that it is probably the most expensive place to live and go out in Bristol, but it's also so full of charm and ... [more ]
First Bus 4.0 stars
Industry, Economy - #16 of 32
Bristol used to be a dreadful place to use public transport, but I'm pleased to report things have improved, especially on the costs. On this trip I have been staying quite close to the centre, where as before I have always been out in the ... [more ]
St Nicholas Market 4.0 stars
Market Place - #17 of 32
St Nicholas' Market is Bristol's own covent garden! This isa really cute and quaint traditional market situated in the heart of Bristol, just past corn street and a couple of minutes walk to Broadmead if you want to continue shopping. I would ... [more ]
The Orpheus Cinema 4.0 stars
Cinema - #18 of 32
This is a small Arts Cinema located in the lovely suburb of Henleaze, near a large Waitrose. This cinema shows mainstream films as well as several arts films. The screens aren't very big so it's not that different from watching a film on a large ... [more ]
The Watershed 4.0 stars
Museum, Gallery, Exhibition - #19 of 32
This excellent media centre was created in a period when it became very fashionable to convert old dockland areas into something useful . The Watershed in Bristol has become a major venue for the visual arts, with photography exhibitions, and ... [more ]
Bristol Feryy Boat Services 4.0 stars
Harbour - #20 of 32
The idea of getting to work on a small boat was once an unlikey one in Bristol. But as the city has developed and grown along with some major traffic problem, alternatives have been found, one being the use of the old harbour areas. The ferries ... [more ]
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