History About Bristol

Bristol is a city with a populace of about a large portion of a million individuals in south west England, arranged in the middle of Somerset and Gloucestershire on the tidal River Avon. It has been amongst the nation's biggest and most monetarily and socially imperative urban areas for eight centuries. The Bristol region has been settled following the Stone Age and there is proof of Roman occupation.

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14 MayBest Means To Use When Travelling Around Bristol

Bristol 2Bristol is one of the largest city located in the south-west of England. It lies between Gloucestershire and Somerset. It’s a county of its own, which has been ranked as the eighth most populous city in the UK.

You might be planning to visit the city as a tourist, once there one is advised to head to Harbourside where you will purchase tickets for ferries and sightseeing tour buses.

• Buses

Buses are the fastest and easiest means of transport to use when in the city of Bristol. You will be provided with convenient services once you are in the major locations.

A guided tour on board is another way to travel around the city. These are the kinds of buses which provides you with timetables and main routes that will be used throughout your journey. Additionally, an experienced driver will guide you around while explaining the sights along the way. Depending on the time of the year, some of the local bus services charge high rates for the tickets, their efficiency and punctuality might vary depending on the route that is to be taken.

• Ferries

Along the Harbourside, you will have a chance to get the services of luxurious ferries and boats. The ferries operate regularly, so you will be taken to beautiful sceneries and other key locations that are found around the city.

Private chartered cruises are also available for people who want a more comfortable journey along the Bristol Harbor. You’re advised to consider ferries as a means of transport, especially during the rush hour since fares get reduced.

• Trains

The central train station in Bristol is at Temple Meads. Other services pass via Bristol and run through the northern part of the city. There are frequent services that connect most locations in Bristol, making trains the easiest mode of transport to be used when moving around since cross-country services are also offered.

• Taxis

Swift line and Yellow cabs are some firms that offer taxi services. One can either call for a minicab or get a licensed one on the street. However, cabs are very expensive in Bristol since buses don’t operate during the night.

• Bicycles And Electric Scooters

In the city, you will find cycle paths which cater for the increasing number of cyclists. Around the central district, shared cycle racks can be accessed, but you should make sure that your electric scooter or bicycle is well secured.

Electric scooters are popular for people who want to keep up with family and friends when shopping. Since it’s easier to use, people stay longer in the city. This equipment doesn’t strain an individual, making it enjoyable to move around. However, it’s illegal to use them on pavements and cycle paths. Electric scooters are usually light in weight and come in a variety of sizes and shapes, they fit perfectly once loaded in the car.

• Airport links

There is an international airport in the Bristol city. Tourists are offered with cheap flights, however, one is advised to book in advance so as to access the most competitive seats. You will only need 20 minutes to get to the airport, since hire vehicles are readily available on site your journey will be well connected, especially when you want to fly to the southern part of England.

• Cars

Bristol has the most number of cars considering its size. If you want to use a car, you should know that the city centre is very busy, especially during rush hour. Multi-storey shops are available year-round, and will provide you with tickets that should be displayed on your vehicle. During summer, heavy traffic jams are experienced, especially on weekends since most people use the roads.

• Walking

When walking it is very easy to get around the congested roads, since the distances covered are not huge. The city centre is best explored by foot, not forgetting it is the cheapest method. You can walk from Bristol’s centre up a steep hill that covers a couple of miles.

Finally, you are advised to visit the Information offices where you will be given the latest information to guide you through the city. It will also help you decide which means will be perfect for you to choose. Most of the information provided are very accurate since it has been written by travellers.

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09 MayWhere Is The Best Place To Sleep In Bristol?

bristolBristol is in South West England. It is the sixth populated city in England and the eighth in the United Kingdom. Bristol is the second most populous city in Southern England with London outranking it. It is also an awesome place to visit but where is the best place to sleep in Bristol? Take a look at some perfect options.

1. Number Thirty Eight

The high luxury townhouse in Clifton townhouse has a West Loft Suite on the topmost floor that has the finest rooms in the city. Even the smallest rooms in this place come with slippers, robes, and a decent view of the city. Its decor is an assortment of contemporary art and antiques. There is also a clubby lounge downstairs that has fireside armchairs and tables set for breakfast.

2. The Birdhouse in Montpellier

The house is a perfect place to sleep since it is located across two award-winning restaurants, the Thali Café and Bell’s Diner. It takes you just 15-minutes to stroll through the lively streets of Stokes Croft into the heart of Bristol.

3. Brooks Guesthouse

It is also another superlative accommodation choice in Bristol. The guesthouse has a sunny courtyard garden with shrubbery and a pond. Brooks Guesthouse has compact rooms that are high tech. Its offer on triples and twins make it an ideal place for a family or group of friends to sleep. The most popular area in the guesthouse is the large, airy open-plan lounge. Here you can relax in a designer chair as you admire the terrace through the picture windows or enjoy a drink from the honesty bar.

4. VIP Cricket Views

With the most incredible views over the cricket grounds in the county, this apartment is another great place to sleep. It has quite an exquisite ambiance and a bright, airy space. You can watch cricket on the balcony or enjoy a drink as you take in the view.

5. The Bristol Hotel

It is one of the finest places to sleep in Bristol. The hotel has 187 rooms and its recent pricey upgrade spruced up the decor and added some glamour to the place. The Bristol Hotel also has magnificent views that you can enjoy from the Shore or the reflective River Grille restaurant. By adding some extra cash, you can scoop a harbor-facing room.

6. The Wellington

Another incredible place to sleep is The Wellington, with its quiet and well-decorated rooms. The place has king-sized beds and fluffy pillows. If you visit the Choose Mattress website, you’ll realize that mattress for kind size beds don’t come cheap so you’re really getting the most out of your money if you choose to stay here.

Its bathrooms have white tiles and are furnished with rain showers. The decor is simple with a mix of traditional and modern styles.

7. The Battleaxes, Wraxall

In the past, this gothic-revival structure was a meeting venue for people who worked on the Tyntesfield estate. The place is an ideal out-of-town choice whose guestrooms’ decor is characterized by moody antique colors and forested or gilded wallpapers. It also has large comfortable beds, art decor furniture and thick carpets. The restaurant and bar at the Battleaxes are characterized by fringed lamps, scrubbed tables, scruffy leather sofas and log fires. The place is also in proximity to the Long Ashton Park and Ride in Bristol since it is only a 10-minute drive there.
These are just some of the best places to sleep in Bristol. With several options, you can effortlessly pick a place that suits you.

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06 MayThe Best Nightlife in Bristol

The Best Nightlife in BristolThere not many places you can find that can match the nightlife in Bristol. Therefore, if you are out to look for a well-known turntable talent that bangs out the bleeps and beeps on his high tech DJ equipment (like the ones at DJ Tools Guide) in the best quality bars in town, or you are just looking to have a low-key night that is fresh and credible, then Bristol will have you well covered in this. So if you are seeking to enjoy the nightlife Bristol can offer, and rave your life troubles away, you will need to take a glance and ensure that you take the dive, because your ears will love you.

1. Thekla

A night club on the boat, this is a concept that not many cities can boast about, but as you are aware by now, Bristol is not like any other town you have visited. The boat was initially brought to Mud Dock area in the year 1982. Back in the days, the boat was used as an art gallery and a floating theatre. However, in the early 90’s the boat was changed to a nightclub, which provided a platform for performances. In the year 2006, it was taken over by the owners of the Nottingham’s Rock City. It helped Thekla in repositioning itself as a venue to host live gigs and still be the best boat nightclub in town.

2. The Black Swan

If you like being around beautiful people, like wearing those box fresh Nikes for a night out shuffling on the dance floor and you define a great club by the standard of décor. If you have been nodding all this time, I would advise you move along. The raving fraternity in the town has known the Black Swan as the Dirty Duck. It might seem a bit of a dive, but this is the beauty of this place. I mean who needs to have a functioning toilet when you have been equipped with a monstrous sound system that will guarantee you will lose your mind, isn’t this what you are looking for in an adventurous night in the town.

3. Motion

If we take it a few years back, let us say five years, Motion was a mere state park that was hidden away in the industrial complex of the town, which was situated behind the Temple Meads train station. However, today Motion is an enormous multi-roomed venue, which has been polled as one of the best in the world. If you are in town, Motion is a place to rave away your troubles. The design of this complex is breathtaking, as it has a cavernous main room that has been situated in the heart of the sprawling complex and fantastic outdoor areas that are just adjacent to the marble factory.

4. Lakota

If you are one looking for a place you can enjoy drinks with your group of friends in an intimate venue; then you should give Lakota a swerve. However, if you want to enjoy a three-room mega rave that will ensure you will have a good old skunk, then Lakota should be included in your agenda. In the year 1990, it was considered as one of the super clubs in the UK, as they would regularly invite superstars of techno, jungle and house from across the world and the UK, to come and perform in one of its many extravagant rooms.

5. Attic Bar

The Attic Bar shares an enormous courtyard with the backpacker’s hostel and not forgetting the full moon pub. While in the venue, you do not need to step inside the Stokes Croft Venue to get a glimpse of what you will be expecting on a night out here. The place resembles an all year festival that has been designed with complete outside bars, many picnic tables, and various shisha areas. It is a favourite spot for many, the reason being, you can hang around the beautiful courtyard smoking on your rollies and take some six-form politics the whole night without anyone noticing that you have not bought a drink since you arrived. For sure, this factor adds to the popularity of the Attic Bar with its enormous crowd of regulars.

The city attracts various DJs flocking into the town on a weekly basis, assuring you, the London Club scene is no longer overshadowing Bristol. As a result, the city has been able to hold a name for itself in hosting some of the best nights you can have in the country.

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08 AprVisit Bristol – The official tourist guide to Bristol

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20 MarShopping Voyage To Bristol

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Bristol is an eminent, populous, and beautiful city sited in South West England. It has traffic less gigantic shopping world, which lessens your quest of fashion apparels, surrounds with more than 500 shops and 90 independent stores. With a casual walk, you can find everything out there from jewellery to daily goods.

Here you can have an e-visit the top best ten shopping places at Bristol:

Cabot Circus: The very best shopping centre in Bristol, which has everything in it. Here you find shops, dining, cinema and a lot. It has more than 140 trendy shops and services like American Apparel, Apple, Jones, Goldsmiths, DW Sports, HSBS and much more. You can visit their official site for more information www.cabotcircus.com.

“High-street shopping mall in an airy, modern space with a glass roof, restaurants, and a cinema. – Google review”

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Bristol Museum and Art Gallery: A free spot for art and history lovers, it is a two storage building, the ground floor filled with Egyptian Mummies, South West Wildlife and more. The first floor contains Alfred the Gorilla, the long-standing dinosaurs, rocks and so on. The second floor has wonderful paintings and glasses. Overall, it is a feast for adults and children, and a must visit place. Also, here you can buy books, gifts, and toys for little ones. For further details, visit www.bristolmuseums.org.uk.

“Nice and valuable trip, love the art gallery on the top of the museum.– Google review ”

The Mall at Cribbs Causeway: Destination to your weekend shopping, the mall locates in the main part of the city with more than 130 shops. Here you will find women’s and men’s fashion, footwear, phones and hardware, gifts of top brands and companies. It is a family shopping mall, and you can spend your quality time here with your loved ones. For more particulars, visit here www.mallcribbs.com.

Saint Nicholas Market: Home of independent retailers, here you will find many self-regulating shops which provide original artwork, handcraft jewellery, vintage clothing. On Fridays, there is a market which sells the best street food with amazing tangs. If you are looking for an affordable shopping zone, this will be the best place to shop for. Go through www.stnicholasmarketbristol.co.uk for details.

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The Clifton Cellars: Most popular wine seller in the city. They provide high quality wine here, and it is an independent wine shop. A great place to gather with friends, they offer for get-together parties, you can reserve your spot online, and they also provide wine for weddings. Visit them at www.cliftoncellars.co.uk.

Royal West of England Academy: An art gallery, they have numerous collection of arts with fine quality. They conduct annual exhibition and also they also have a drawing school. They also sell books about art and drawings. You can see the details of openings here www.rwa.org.uk.

“Collection of fine art, Walter Crane lunettes and temporary exhibitions in the grand Victorian building. – Google review”

Otomi: Otomi is a prevalent meeting place for the locales. It is a colourful building which provides affordable to expensive things to all range of people. You can get kitchenware, DVD’s, books, furniture, clothing, and bags. It is a wonderful site to visit and purchase. Here, you can go for info www.otomi.co.uk.

Bristol Blue Glass Bedminster: Handmade glass selling factory, even in the modern world we always have a craze about our tradition things. This shop offers you beautiful colour handmade glasses with a traditional touch. Visit them here at www.bristol-glass.co.uk.

Yate Shopping Centre: Are you looking for ‘all at one shop’ then this is a perfect place for you. Here you find apparels, food, drink, etc. Find little world for shopping. Visit them at www.yateshoppingcentre.co.uk.

Wot pots: Wot pots provides a fine variety of workshops for pot painting, fun with clay and so on. If you are a young parent or youngster and looking for a fine place to develop creativity, this is a lovely place to spend your good time. For other details, visit www.wotpots.co.uk.

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16 FebPark Street & The Triangle

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These are the most recognizable and iconic streets in Bristol meant for shopping. The Park Street has a number of first class clothing as well as footwear shops on the street. You need to start shopping from the bottom of the hill and take a look at the vintage clothing boutiques, independent jewellery shops, high-end art shops, record and music stores, and a stunning independent department store that has an extensive classy kitchenware section and toy department.

Wills Building and Cabot Tower with balloons, 2009 Balloon Fiesta

You will definitely go breathless at the top of this historic street that is a recent finalist in the Great British High Street of the Year Awards. You can grab a coffee from any of the restaurants and cafes, and get prepared for the Triangle that is an electric mix of the independent shabby-chic homeware and furniture stores and high-street favourites like Janes Bootmaker and Paperchase.

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From tailoring to pictures, paint brushes, teacups, and purses, shopping on the Park Street of Bristol is a very popular choice for the tourists and residents alike. In case, you like to bargain, then you need to have a look through in the second-hand charity stores that provide designer labels as well as high quality items.

You can spend the whole day easily in these shopping destinations if you take the time out from eating, shopping, and drinking. You can explore the historical and cultural attractions that the area provides including Bristol Cathedral, Brandon Hill Park, Royal West Of England Academy, St George’s, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, etc.

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15 JanGloucester Road & Stokes Croft

Gloucester Road

The Gloucester Road and Stokes Croft is located to the north of the city of Bristol, and it is one of the continuous roads that are packed with traffic with the local and independent restaurants, cafes, and shops. In fact, it has the most independent shops than in any other street in the country. In case, you love chabby chic, vintage, or retro or bargaining in a shop, then you must definitely visit this place in Bristol.

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Stokes Craft has the fame for its street art, and it boasts some of the best works in Bristol. You must take enough time to admire these artworks. They help in defining an area that has a distinctive feel, and it is shopping hub for the locals from the areas nearby who carry on their everyday lives grabbing fresh vegetables and fruits from the greengrocers. They also stop at the local butchers, and you will be pulled by the smell of freshly baked bread from the bakeries.

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As you further head on to the Gloucester Road of Bristol, you will get to see many things ranging from health and beauty, jewellery, home and garden, and children’s toys. It is a perfect place to mooch from one shop to another, and you can easily spend enough time there. There are many cafes, restaurants, and pubs in this place. You can choose to get into one to refresh yourself in the atmosphere.

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