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Preparing your trip to Bristol: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Bristol cathedral 1. Ferry remains one of the most convenient means of public transport in Bristol. Ferry departs from the city center. In Bristol ferries can run in accordance with a number of routes. As a rule, they make stops near all major attractions of the city. This type of transport is available from April to October.
2. Fans of excursions and walking are recommended to visit the city during the period from May to October. It starts snowing in Bristol since the beginning of November, so the weather is not convenient for long walks.
3. Banks usually open at 9:30 and work with clients until 15:30. Some agencies may be open a little longer, until 17:00 - 17:30.
4. You can withdraw cash from your card in one of numerous ATMs, which are usually located close to all banks. Before you get your cash, make sure you have clarified the amount of commission charged. The amount of commission can vary significantly in different banks.
5. A big part of shops and large shopping centers works seven days a week. They are usually opened at 9:00 and accept visitors until 17:30 - 18:00. Some major shopping complexes can work around the clock. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. You are free to pay with either your credit card or cash in shops, restaurants, gas stations and hotels. Credit cards may not be accepted in some small shops that are located far from the city center.
7. The majority of popular restaurants and bars can be found in the port area. These dining facilities are distinguished not only by a rich selection of delicious dishes, but also by very high prices. Tourists who want to save money on food should pay attention to numerous pubs of Bristol. Good budget restaurants can be also found in remote areas of the city.
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8. Gourmet travelers should definitely not forget to visit Market St Nicholas Market, where they can purchase rare delicacies and spices. The market is also the location of several exotic restaurants.
9. Each year Bristol hosts several major festivals, during which the entertainment program is particularly interesting. The most interesting festivals held in the city are Festival of Theatre Art and Balloon Fiesta, which are conducted in August.
10. Tourists should keep in mind that tourist groups are eligible to big discounts in many museums and theaters of the city, so visitors are recommended to visit them in a big company.
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What to visit being in Bristol - unique sights

Arnolfini

From the series “Monuments of Byzantium: the most famous buildings”
The unusual domed roof is complemented by modern finishes today. Semi-circular windows have different sizes. The walls of the art center are made of stone. All these features make the architectural monument unlike any other. All the halls are used for various cultural events today. They also retained certain features of the culture of the past years. The historic building is known to many tourists precisely because of its special bookstore. You can buy interesting books about national history and culture, postcards, as well as souvenirs, there. … Read further

Bath Abbey

From the series “Gothic Architecture – Magnificent Monuments”
Huge windows are the main architectural feature of the monument. There are 52 of them on the facade. They occupy about 80% of the area of the walls of the church. The walls that face east are among the most beautiful. Scenes from the life of Jesus are captured on them. Visitors will have the opportunity to appreciate the luxurious interior of the church during a tour of it. The ancient organ is one of the main decorations. It was installed more than 300 years ago. Visitors to the Abbey will also have the opportunity to climb its bell tower. A wonderful panoramic view of the city opens from there. You need to overcome a narrow staircase of 212 steps to do this. A small museum is located in the basement of the church. It is dedicated to its rich history. … Read further

Glastonbury Tor

From the series “15 Historical Monuments, with Riddles not yet Solved”
Today Glastonbury Hill is one of the main scarify places for Christians. It is still visited by a great number of pilgrims. Lots of people think that under the hill has placed a complex system of the undergrounds. It is strongly believed that there is hidden the main Christian relic – The Holy Grail. Recently the researchers succeed to deduce that the hill stepped terraces were made artificially about 2 000 years ago. Thanks to the numerous pilgrims’ stories, this place covers with mysteries day by day. One of them claim that when they come from the hill back all serious diseases leave the body. More than that, near the hill were fixed a lot of nature and physical abnormality. … Read further

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Travelling to Bristol - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Bristol. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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