Architecture Bristol Reviews
A city rich in history! Jun 20, 2011
Bristol is a city brimming with history! It has existed for at least a thousand years and was for many years one of the top three English cities. This has meant that there is a great deal of architecture which has survived the years and is well worth seeing.
The centre of Bristol is a fairly hotch potch mix of old and new due to extensive bombing during the Second World War. Some of the buildings are fairly bland and were quickly constructed in the 1960s, but at the current rate of redevelopment in Bristol they should be on their way out! There are some historic buildings in this area though, such as the church on Saint Augustine's parade with four columns as its front. The 12th century Bristol Cathedral is also very near here and is definitely worth a visit!
Going further up towards Whiteladies road, you'll find the Bristol University buildings, the Royal West of England Academy and Victoria Methodist church. The Wills Memorial building (one of the University buildings) has been impressively made, as has the the Victoria rooms which is opposite the Academy.
Other good historic buildings to see are St Mary Redcliffe church, Temple Meads station and also any of Bristol's Georgian squares.
As well as old buildings, there is also modern architecture in Bristol! In particular the Cabot Circus shopping centre and distinctive car park, the colourful houses along the harbourside and the HargreavesLansdown building.
I guess whether you like architecture or not, you'll appreciate the work that has gone into these buildings! They are well worth visiting and I think the best thing about it is that its free to do!!
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