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Culture of Bristol. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Bristol Harbour In order to see all sights of Bristol, you will need more than one day full of excursions and sightseeing. Simply every area of the city is full of unique historical monuments, beautiful architectural buildings and museums. Santa Maria Cathedral is an interesting sight. It was built in the 15th century. The church is notable because of one very interesting fact - fragile sandstone was used as the basic building material for the construction of the church. The beautiful Gothic church is one of the most famous architectural monuments of the city.
To start getting to know the sights of Bristol, it is worth visiting the Bristol Zoo Gardens. It is not just an ordinary zoo like others, but a real entertainment center where you can … Open
Guildhall is an equally attractive building, so visiting it is recommended for all tourists. The beautiful old mansion never ceases to amaze tourists with its unique architecture and luxurious interior decoration. Its spacious halls still keep antique furniture, precious tapestries and paintings, as well as many other antique elements of decor. The building of the exchange belongs to more recent architectural sights of the city. The building was finished in 1743. The magnificent building with Corinthian columns is very harmonious and proportional. Taking into consideration the age of the building and experience of masters of that time, the Exchange building is a truly unique architectural masterpiece.
Among the numerous cultural institutions of the city we simply can’t fail to mention Geological Museum, the collection of which includes most interesting exhibits and findings of scientists. The museum’s exposition will be of a great interest not only to curious tourists, but also to professional scientists, many of which intentionally come to Bristol for a fascinating excursion. The local observatory is a very interesting place that stores a collection of valuable artifacts. During an excursion in it visitors can learn many interesting facts about our universe, as well as get acquainted with priceless works of scientists. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Numerous visitors of Bristol enjoy visiting not only a wide range of restaurants, but also popular English pubs. One of the most well-known of them is Hatchet Inn, which is also one of the … Open
There is a botanical garden near the observatory, which is also a great place for walking. Art lovers should not forget to visit the local art gallery, which is located close to the city’s art school. The gallery exhibits priceless paintings of best French and English painters of past centuries. Here visitors will see the works of contemporary artists. Interesting exhibitions and presentations take place in the gallery absolutely every month. Bristol Museum of Natural history also stores a unique collection of valuable exhibits. Each booth of the museum features exhibits related to a specific historical stage. They illustrate the development of the local fauna and flora. An excursion in this museum will be surely liked by both children and adults.
Blaise Hamlet in Bristol From the very first minutes, every tourist is amazed by the Wills Memorial Building, all thanks to the grandeur emanating from the building. This is one of the main symbols of the city and it is located on a high hill. It is visible from afar, from almost anywhere in the city. You should definitely take a glance at the city by climbing the hill – the views in front of you will be incredibly beautiful. Another great place to get a grasp of the panorama of the city is the Cabot Tower. The tower was built in 1898 in “neogothic” style. However, the first building on this place was built back in the 16th century (a windmill was standing there).
Each year Bristol hosts a great event of the international scale, which never ceases to attract the attention of a huge number of travelers. This is the Festival of Balloons. For many years … Open
One more interesting sight of the city is the Arnos Vale Cemetery. Here each tombstone can be equated to a work of art. Among the people buried here is an Indian Raja, whose grave is put in place in Indian style. The cemetery has a rich history; you should carefully look at the plates and read what is written on the tombstones. This is a quiet and peaceful place, where it is very pleasant to walk around. The Bristol Cathedral is an equally interesting place. Firstly, the cathedral amazes with its grandeur. On entering inside, you can find that the interior is in no way inferior to the exterior – the richly decorated interior of the church will be remembered forever.
You can get absolutely amazing impressions if you visit Blaise Hamlet. This is a complex of dozens of cottages built in the same style. Among commoners the place is called “small village”, “chocolate boxes”. All the houses were built in the middle of the 19th century. This is another peaceful place where you can experience the extraordinary pastoral atmosphere. A great place for a leisurely walk is the Bristol City Docks. Picturesque canals, leaving and returning ships, only add to the atmosphere of the place.
Bristol is famous for its vibrant nightlife. Numerous pubs, nightclubs and discos of the city are ready to accept guests until late in the evening. The local Club BS3 is a very popular place … Open
Arriving in Bristol, you should definitely visit the Clifton Observatory and Caves. You can have a great time here, enjoying the magnificent views from the observatory, as well as going down into the caves. On the outskirts of the city, you can find a hidden treasure called Clevedon Court. This is a homestead house from the beginning of the 14th century. Currently, it belongs to the National Fund. The building is well preserved both the inside and the exterior, which is why it is perfect for acquaintance with the life of local people in different eras.
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What to visit during two-day excursion in Bristol

Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s Bristol
Where: Suspension Bridge Road, Clifton and Great Western Dockyard, Gas Ferry Road, Bristol;
Brunel’s ss Great Britain
Explore-At -Bristol
Where: Anchor Road, Harbourside, Bristol;
Bristol Hippodrome
Where: St Augustines Parade, Bristol;
Bristol Harbourside
Shopping
Bristol Zoo Gardens
Where: Clifton, Bristol; Telephone: +44 (0)117 974 7399;
Bristol Blue Glass
The Old City grand
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Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Bristol
♥   Palace 'Bridewell Palace' , 78.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Bristol and around
♥   Art museum 'Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery' Bristol (UK), 1.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Royal West of England Academy' Bristol (UK), 2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Holburne Museum of Art' Bath, 17.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Bristol
♥   Downside Abbey of St. Gregory the Great, Stratton on the Fosse, 22.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Former Cathedral of St. Andrew, Wells, 27 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Metropolitan Cathedral Church of St. David, Cardiff, 41.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Church of St. Michael, Hereford, 53.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Bristol

Culture guide to Bristol. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Bristol: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Bristol. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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