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Sightseeing in Bristol - what to see. Complete travel guide

Bristol is a picturesque English town that is distinguished by its fast lifestyle that stops neither on daytime nor at night. The main entertainments for tourists here remain the visiting of cultural and historical sights, and visiting multiple bars and restaurants that feature different cuisines and designs.
A distinctive feature of Bristol's hotel infrastructure is the variety of historical hotels. On the picturesque Georgian Square, you can find Best Western Victoria Square Hotel Clifton … Open
One of the most valuable architectural sights of the city is the church of St Maria built in the 15th century. The building of this church is connected with some quite interesting fact – the church is built from sandstone that is known as a fragile material. However, the gothic styled church amazes visitors by its beauty and elegance for more than five hundred years. One more unique architectural complex is Guildhall that is considered the symbol of wealth and well-being even now. Don’t forget to visit the Geological Museum as there you will find many interesting stories about the history of the Earth. In addition to new facts about the history of our planet you will be allowed to view very rare exhibits that illustrate all major stages of development of the planet. Visitors, who what to learn new facts about the history of our universe, will like the Observatory. Near to it are located zoological and botanical gardens. Art connoisseurs will definitely have only good memories after visiting the picture gallery where are collected the works of famous British and French artists.
Gourmet entertainments should definitely include visiting some pubs, for example, Hatchet Inn that was opened in 1606. Even now this pub features the atmosphere of those old times. The best Mexican food restaurant is Casa Mexicana that also offers large selection of traditional European dishes. Cuisine from Latium America is better to be tried in Las Iguanas. When night falls to the town, it’s high time to visit night clubs and discos. Fiddlers Club and BS3 are known as best clubs in Bristol. Each night they have entertainment programs with live music. Many famous British musicians often perform here. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
One of the most romantic and attractive hotels in Bristol is SACO Bristol - Broad Quay Apart-hotel located on a lively promenade. Designers have managed to create a refined and romantic … Open
The Clifton Bridge still is one of the main symbols of the city, from the moment of the beginning of the bridge construction it is one of the large hanging bridge all over the world. The start of its construction was in 1836, the creator of the unique bridge project was Isambard King Brunel – a talented architect. But only in 1864 the bridge construction was fully completed. The length of the bridge was 230 meters, that’s why it became the inimitable world record for the middle of the 19th century. There is a pedestrian area on the bridge where the beautiful view of the Bristol surroundings opens from. In recent years the bridge has got the bad reputation, because suicides took a fancy to this place. 
Bristol Harbour The ancient Cabot’s tower is an interesting object. It’s named for the one famous English seaman. In 1497 this seaman with his crew together was one of the first Englishman who stepped on the land of future Canada, in 1897 for the sake of this significant event it was decided to build an unusual monument. The opening of the tower was timed to the four hundredth celebration of the memorial data. The thirty-two-meter tower was built for one year only. Nowadays there is an awesome viewing area at the top of the tower, where it’s possible to enjoy the view of the city panorama.
There are shopping destinations in Bristol for every taste and purse. In the city, operates beautiful Cabot Circus trading center. It will be really nice to walk among the shining shop … Open
There is an excellent aquarium in Bristol, which is going to become an attractive recreation place for the whole family. Its opening was in 2009, the huge collection of the marine inhabitants was gathered in the aquarium. Besides dozens of species of exotic fish it’s possible to watch sea horses, lobsters, starfish, rays and sharks here. There is a beautiful transparent tunnel in the aquarium. Also interesting excursions are run for children here.
Temple Quay Visit to the Bristol Cathedral should be the necessary part of the program, it’s one of the most beautiful architectural monuments of the city. Built in the Early Middle Ages it represents a unique combination of different architectural styles. The Cathedral is so interesting due to its decoration, many of its elements remain unchanged for more than 500 years. Unusual windows, which carved in the form of a rose – a unique element of the Gothic style, pay one’s attention to. In the Cathedral you can see the most beautiful lamp which was made by the local craftsmen in 1450. The wonderful park was organized around the cathedral, where it will be interesting to go for a walk and look at the huge age-old trees.
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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Bristol
♥   Shopping area ' Broadmead' Bristol, 1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Whiteladies Road' Bristol, 2.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Bristol
♥   Castle 'Newton St Loe Castle' , 13 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Walton Castle' , 17.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Thornbury Castle' , 18.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Caldicot Castle' , 19.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Chepstow Castle Chepstow' , 22.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Bristol
♥   Park 'Prickly Pear' , 94.6 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

Sights around Bristol from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Bibury Town

From the series “The Most Cozy Towns Full of Zen”
In addition, there are several wonderful bakeries. In the morning, streets are filled with the aroma of freshly baked bread. Another gastronomic feature of the town is its delicious homemade ice cream, which you can try at one of the local cafes. The charming English town has long attracted tourists. A romantic hotel is located in one of its most scenic areas, on the shore of the pond. Another pleasant addition to rest in Bibury is its hospitable environment. Local residents treat foreigners like dear guests. … Read further

Megalithic Monuments of Stonehenge and Avebury

From the series “Top 15 Unesco Sites in Europe”
Nearby, there is another amazing megalithic complex, Avebury. Archaeologists suggest that its age is about 4 000 years. This archaeological complex also consists of a cromlech, the diameter of which is more than 350 meters. The structure is surrounded by its moat and shaft. About a hundred stone pillars are set at the perimeter. The weight of pillars is about 50 tons, which also leads modern researchers to confusion. … Read further
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