Large city with a great history and plenty to do for all the family
Bristol Tours with Great British Trips
Bristol's most famous son is Isambad Kingdom Brunel the greatest Victorian designer and architect, building railways, bridges, steam boats and the SS Great Britain culminating in his finest work - the Clifton Suspension bridge. Bristol has played an extremely important role in sea trade for hundreds of years, and the harbour is still at the centre of the city today. In recent years the Harbourside has undergone an impressive development, which includes new science and nature discovery centres and IMAX cinema and plenty of trendy restaurants as well as good nightlife. You can take a boat to explore the city's historic waterways. King Street is both picturesque and lively and includes the Theatre Royal – the oldest continuously working theatre in Britain. In Central Bristol Broadmead and Cabot Circus are where you'll find an array of high street names and department stores to fulfill all your shopping needs.
Want to visit Bristol?
Region: South West England
Time to spend here: half to 1 day
More Information: www.visitbristol.co.uk
What's nearby? Bath and Wells, The Cotswolds, Somerset
What transport do you recommend? Bristol has a main rail station. The city centre is accessible on foot and a good bus service runs around the area.
Did you know? The worlds first chocolate bar was made in Bristol by Joseph Fry in the late 1720's.