Visit my city: Bristol

Bristol is in the South West of England, close to the beautiful city of Bath and easily accessed from Wales by the Severn Bridge. There are many things to do in the city, from tourist attractions to museums, shopping to eating and drinking. It is somewhere you will never be bored.

For those wishing to shop, there are two shopping malls located in the centre with a vast array of shops and cafes to browse, from large high street brands to smaller independent clothing stores. There are also so many great food and drink venues spread throughout the city; the Kensington Arms is a great option for classic pub food and good quality drinks. There is also the opportunity to see some fantastic live theatre, in the world famous Bristol Old Vic. The theatre is extremely high quality and is a definite must see for anyone who visits the city.

In the realm of tourist attractions, there are various sites with interesting and exciting histories and stories. The warship SS Great Britain is located at the docks and is highly recommended for those with an interest in history, as are the M Shed museum and the Arnolfini Gallery, which further explore the history of the South West. Located not far from the centre is the Clifton Suspension Bridge, which spans the Avon Gorge and has some fantastic views. A visitor centre onsite is a great place to admire these views, and offers information on Bristol’s interesting relationship with the bridge’s designer, engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and his other projects around Bristol.

Bristol is the hometown of Banksy, meaning there is a vast array of his famous artwork, and that of other artists, available to see as you wander the streets.

If you want to take a break from the bustling city centre, you can visit the West Country Water Park, Brandon Hill Nature Park and Abbots Leigh Woods, all of which featured in the well loved television programme Skins. These are great places to relax and to see the quieter side of the city.

There is such a wide range of activities to do, and so many places to visit in Bristol, that it is hard to see why anyone would not want to visit!

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