Bristol – England’s Exceptional Port City

Bristol, England

The port city of Bristol is located in the South-West section of England. In modern times, its most famous citizen is Banksy, the artist.. It is just over 1 1/2 hours away from London by car. It is also easily accessible by train. This exceptional historical city of nearly 1/2 million has been voted the best place to live and to study in the U.K, which is quite the honor. Its history dates back to 1155, and in the 17th and 18th centuries it was one of the world’s greatest sea ports. Its former glory and wealth is evident especially in its Georgian and Victorian palatial buildings, which are located throughout the city. If you are interested in studying, there are plenty of educational institutes here such as the University of Bristol, the University of the West of England, Trinity College, and University College. This city is quite walkable and there is plenty to see and do here. Walk through the historic downtown and visit its many interesting pubs, cafes, and restaurants, many dating back hundreds of years.

Places to visit include a tour of the steam ship, SS Great Britain, moored in the harbor; the Clifton Suspension Bridge; the Bristol Zoo, the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, the Bristol Aquarium, the University of Bristol Botanic Garden; the Clifton Arcade (shops); the Bristol Cathedral; the Bristol Harbor; and a trip on the Avon Valley Railway. One day is probably not enough to visit this amazing city!

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