Welcome to Bristol
Welcome to Bristol - The city of the "historic sights"
Bristol is a quirky British city with beautiful hilly vistas and plenty of historic sights to explore. Anyone interested in ships will have a blast aboard Brunel’s SS Great Britain, the world’s first great oceanliner, and the Matthew, a replica of the ship upon which John Cabot sailed to America in the 15th century. The graceful Clifton Suspension Bridge is another must-see.
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Known for its vibrant and diverse live music and club scene, Bristol is the place to be for going out. From the latest music to something a bit folksier and rootsier, to classical, experimental, world-class DJs, deep bass and beyond, Bristol really does have everything.
In the city centre, Bristol Shopping Quarter is home to Cabot Circus, Quakers Friars, The Galleries, Broadmead and St James Arcade, which together have over 500 stores. With two covered shopping centres, easy access and plenty of parking, Bristol's city centre is where you will find your favourite high street names and big brand fashions as well as over 80 unique independent stores, cafés and restaurants.
Top sights to see : BBC Tours, the regional television centre for the West of England ; Brunel's ss Great Britain ; Bristol Cathedral, it is a centre of Bristol's history, civic life and culture ; Queen Square, a magnificent Georgian park area in the heart of Bristol, surrounded by trees and cobbled streets.
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Bristol's climate is as unpredictable as the rest of the United Kingdom. Summers are usually sunny and warm, while winters are cold and wet. Summer days, however, can start out overcast and damp, clearing later, and winter days can be crisp and cold. Rain is possible in any season, but late-autumn and winter are the wettest seasons. The best time to travel to Bristol is during the summer when it is usually warm and sunny. Winters are wet, but comparatively mild temperature-wise.
There are many public transport in Bristol. It is really easy to get around Bristol by bus, with plenty of fast and convenient services available from all key locations. Also, Bristol has plenty of city centre car parks, including a new state-of-the-art site offering 2,600 spaces for Cabot Circus shoppers. Then, Bristol is at the hub of the national rail network in the West of England. And finally, Number Seven Boats and the Bristol Ferry Boat Company operate regular ferry services to and from waterfront attractions and key points along the harbourside.