Bristol is a prominent city in Southern England and is located around the River Avon. It has been an important place in history of England and various proofs indicate that it has been inhabited for thousands of years. It is best visited during summer season owing to numerous festivals that are organized here during this time.
Bristol has received quite a lot of accolades for being among top travel destinations in England and entire Europe. Quite rightly, because there are a number of avenues here which are worth paying a visit. Some of these destinations include Bristol Zoo, Blue Reef Aquarium & IMAX 3D Cinema, Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol Museum, Bristol Jump and interesting neighborhoods.
Bristol Zoo is world’s 5th oldest zoo and quite an interesting one. One may find animals and birds of finest species found around the globe. It was even awarded the title ‘Zoo of year 2004’ by a prominent travel magazine. Another place best for families is Blue Reef Aquarium & IMAX 3D Cinema. Here, one can enjoy watching marine animals of a mind-boggling large variety.
Clifton Suspension Bridge is certainly the best known landmark of the city. It is a 19th century bridge, having a height of 75 meter and built over Avon Gorge. Visitors ought to visit the Cabot Circus which is gigantic retail space spread over 200,000 sq ft. They can shop for almost everything here as most notable brands have set up their stores here.
Bristol Museum and Art Gallery is a prominent museum in the city. It houses countless objects belonging to art, archaeology and history. When in Bristol do not forget to have a trip of historic harbor of the city in a ferry ride. There are a number of attractions along the harbor which ought not to be missed.
Guided walks are also available along these historic harbors. Catch the over six hundred years old maritime history of the city during these tours. Bristol Jump is another must visit place for family travel. This is a large indoor play zone having numerous avenues of interest for kids and teenagers alike.
The city is even home to a number of parks that offer splendid view and avenues of rest during travel. The prominent parks in the city are Clifton and Durdham Downs, Brandon Hill, Ashton Court Estate, Leigh Woods and Oldbury Court. These places are equipped with golf courses, children’s play facilities, deer parks etc which can be enjoyed by a complete family.
Try to plan your trip during the summer season to enjoy some of the finest festivals in entire region. St Paul´s Carnival, Bristol Balloon Fiesta, Venn Festival, Festival of Ideas, Bristol Harbour Festival, Bristol International Kite Festival, and Encounters Short Film Festival etc are the major festivals which are held here. Check local listings for the exact date of organization of the festival.