Visiting Bristol

Description of Bristol

Bristol is the United Kingdom’s eighth most populous city, making it a core hub in West England. Proud of a history dating from the 12th century, Bristol is built around the River Avon, and has a short coastline on the estuary of the River Severn where it flows into the Bristol Channel

Inside info

The floating harbour is the jewel of Bristol. Many of Bristol’s attractions are on or close to the harbour side, such as the SS Great Britain, the Red Lodge, and the Museum of Bristol. The old town of Bristol, where the town originated from, is within walking distance from the bustling shopping district of Broadmead. In the ancient town you'll discover old buildings and hidden alleys whilst walking along the cobbled streets.Clifton Suspension Bridge is one of Bristol's most well-known sites. Its spectacular setting on the cliffs of the Avon Gorge has made it the symbol of Bristol, drawing thousands of visitors every year who stroll across for views of the gorge and elegant Clifton.At Bristol Hippodrome, ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ is performing from January 13th to 16th. Based on the children’s novel by Ian Fleming, this stage musical has been awarded on several occasions in the UK and the US since 2002. It also holds the Guinness World Record for the most expensive stage prop. ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ is guaranteed to be a wonderful experience for the whole family to enjoy. A good show to cheer your family up!‘Out N Running’ is a fabulous 4 piece rock covers band playing classic songs from the last four decades. Performing at ‘The Anchor’ on January 16th and 17th, they cover artists such as Free, Thin Lizzy, The Kinks, Kaiser Chiefs, Snow Patrol, Green Day, Radiohead, Killers and many more. Their energetic front man, Sean, combined with the musical prowess of the rest of the group always impresses the audience! Starting at 9pm, you will have a good time if you enjoy frenzied rhythms! Where to stay?Avon Gorge HotelA lovely 3 star hotel, in Clifton, with a stunning view of the Suspension Bridge (double room: £70)Sion Hill, Clifton, BS8 4LD BristolWhere to eat?SevernshedA famous eatery with a bar that moves (using compressed air), serving reasonably-priced modern cuisine.The Grove City Docks, Bristol, BS1 4RB

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A major aeronautical company in Bristol, Cameron Balloons, makes the world's largest hot air balloons. Every August, the city celebrates the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta.

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Geographical situation and climatic info for Bristol

Bristol is situated in south west England. Given its southerly position it is one of the warmest cities in the country with an average annual temperature of 10-12°C. It is also amongst the sunniest towns in the UK with up to 1885 hours of sunshine a year. Rain falls all year round but autumn and winter are the wettest seasons. The city is famous for its music and film industries.

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This city and county in south west England is the country’s sixth most populous city. The city is built around the River Avon and is close to the historic cities of Bath and Gloucester. With its commercial port, Bristol has a long history of trading, but nowadays the economy depends more on creative media, electronics and aerospace industries. With its southerly location, this city is one of the warmest and sunniest in the UK with an average annual temperature of 10-12°C. Temperatures reach an average high of 22°C in summer and lows of 3°C in winter. Temperatures mainly remain above freezing in winter but cold spells can bring frosts.