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Bristol Visitor information

You can take a tour on a ferry along the harbour, there is a water bus service operating 364 days a year letting you jump on and off as you please. 

The famous Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol is a must see, you can walk across the bridge or drive over it for a small toll fee. 

At Park Street you will find a number of different quirky shops, and lots of places to stop for food or drink and there's even a park halfway up the street. You can even snap a picture of a Banksy piece which you can find at the bottom of Park Street. 

Visit Queen Square in the center of Bristol, perfect for taking a relaxing stroll or picnic and there is even a statue of William III right in the middle, not to be missed! 

Visit the Brunel's “SS Great Britain”, a  huge ship on the Harbour to enjoy it´s history and incredible structure. 

Take a tour around Bristol´s Cathedral and soak up all of its stunning medieval architecture and learn about its history. 

Bristol is filled with many different restaurants, bars, and cafés for you to dine in and explore the different cuisines, most of them can be found in the City Center and nearby surrounding areas. 

Travel 

The best way to explore Bristol City is by foot, to get a real feel of your surroundings! There are also many walks you can take including the River Avon Trail and The Avon Wildlife Trust Walk, among others. 

Bristol has many cycle routes on almost all of its major roads and plenty of spots to lock up your bike around, you can even hire a bicycle from a few spots in Bristol like at the Trek Bicycle Bristol shop. 

It's extremely easy to get around Bristol by bus, with plenty of reliable and fast services available around all the main areas. 

If you´re travelling by car you can take advantage of the Park and Ride service to avoid all the traffic in the City. However, there are many car parks available for you to use if you'd prefer to drive around the city and surrounding areas to be able to travel at your own pace. 

There are two main train stations at Bristol with it being an extremely popular destination, you can get the train from Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station and Bristol Parkway Railway Station. 

You can get a Ferry around the waterfront and along the harbourside, to many key attractions. 

History of Bristol

Bristol is a City found in the southwest of England straddling the River Avon, with a rich maritime history. 

Bristol Castle was built by the Normans around 978 AD, nestled between the Rivers Avon and Frome. In 1630 the Castle was partly restored by the Parliamentary after the Civil War Broke. And in 1645 after it was recaptured from the Royalist Troops, it was then ordered by Oliver Cromwell to destroy the Castle. 

 In the 11th the port was developed, and by the 12th century it became an important port especially in the Tobacco trade, managing much of England's trade along with Ireland. 

By the 16th Century, Bristol merchants were concentrating on developing trade with Spain and American Colonies, by smuggling prohibited goods, like food and guns to Iberia during the Anglo Spanish War between 1585-1604. 

By 1867, the trade started to fall due to the ships getting larger and the meanders in the River Avon were preventing boats over 300ft to reach the harbour. 

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