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Bristol City in England

 

Visit Bristol for its world famous suspension bridge, its well-loved Zoo and its historic ship.

 

Highlights

 

  • Bristol Zoo Gardens - The Zoo is home to over 400 species which makes it one of the most exciting zoo’s in Britain. Families can visit reptile house, Asiatic lions, the aquarium and even see the baby gorilla. There are also lots of fun activities for all the family to take part in throughout the Zoo.

 

  • Bristol Aquarium - Learn all about the sea and its creatures in this wonderful aquarium. Among the sea creatures on display are octopus, shark and stingray. Each section of the aquarium has its own spectacular theme and there’s even a life size creation of a sunken ship. It is open daily from 10am.

 

  • Bristol Museum and Art Gallery - This museum is fascinating and educational, with 19 galleries over three floors. The galleries tell stories of how the world began and describe our evolution right up to the present day. It’s full of objects, art and archaeology that everyone can enjoy. It’s open Monday to Friday at 10am until 5pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am to 6pm.

 

  • Brunel’s SS Great Britain - This is an experience no-one should miss. Brunel’s SS Great Britain is the world’s first ocean liner and has been restored to give visitors a sense of what it was like to be a passenger on the ship. Visitors will be transported back to Victorian times with sight, sounds and smells; it’s a great day out.

 

  • At-Bristol Science Centre - The At-Bristol Science Centre encourages learning through discovery and there are a range of activities that visitors can engage in. One of many is the Planetarium, where adults and children can learn all about the constellations. It is open daily from 10am.

 

  • See No Evil - This attraction is an art lovers dream. Visitors to Bristol can walk down Nelson Street and view the art project that took over ten multi-storey buildings. Some of the world’s leading street artists teamed together to create one of the biggest outdoor art exhibitions ever seen. It’s a must see for visitors to the city.

 

  • Clifton Suspension Bridge - Finished in 1864, the Clifton bridge can see up to 12,000 vehicles cross it every day and it has become a world famous symbol of Bristol. The fantastic design of the bridge was initially meant for horse drawn carts but the bridge still meets traffic demands today.

 
Description

 

There’s never a dull moment in Bristol and visitors will find themselves in the midst of fantastic culture, art, architecture and plenty of activities. It’s easy for adults and children to learn all about Bristol with the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery and exciting visits can be made to Bristol Zoo Gardens and Bristol Aquarium. For art enthusiasts, the clear choice is to visit the See No Evil project at Nelson Street and visiting Brunel’s SS Great Britain is a must do for the whole family.

 

However, it isn’t just the attractions that will allow visitors to have a great time. Bristol is packed with shops, excellent restaurants and an inspiring night life. Wherever visitors end up staying they will always be welcomed by the locals and it doesn’t have to be summer there to make it a wonderful, fun filled holiday.

 

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