Bristol is a large city in the south west of England located close to Bath and Gloucester. It has a long history, evidence of which is seen in its architecture which spans the centuries. You'll find Norman ruins in Castle Park; gothic extravaganza in the Cathedral and St. Mary Redcliffe; the Red Lodge Museum has an Elizabethan Knot Garden; and Georgian splendour is found in the streets of Clifton.
If you are interested in Bristol's long maritime history, visit M Shed Museum or climb aboard Brunel's (one of Bristol's famous sons), SS Great Britain. This ship was the world's first ocean going liner.
Family favourites include the zoo; the interactive science centre; the aquarium; the Wild Place project, where you can learn how to protect habitats and experience differing textures on the Bare Foot Trail. A visit to Bristol would be incomplete without seeing the Clifton Suspension Bridge designed by I K Brunel which spans the Avon Gorge. Whether your trip to Bristol is long or short, you'll find plenty of interesting things both in and around the city.
Bristol offers a wide choice of accommodation with tariffs to suit most budgets. For those who really want to push the boat out, there is the option of staying in the lodge at Bristol Zoo where you can feed the animals when the zoo is closed. You also have your own personal chef. Those with more mainstream demands can choose from luxury hotels with spas, to realistically priced bijou hotels, serviced apartments, pub rooms and bed and breakfasts. Bristol has an amazing array of restaurants where you can enjoy dishes from around the world. It offers a truly international choice that is certain to satisfy your taste buds. Bristol is renowned for its nightlife with numerous clubs, bars with live music, karaoke bars and comedy clubs, and has a thriving gay scene. Bristol offers a great shopping experience with many independent retailers as well as the famous high street brands. Be sure to visit Gloucester Road, Clifton Village, Park Street and the Triangle as well as the city's three main markets.
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