bristol Jun 14, 2011
Bristol is the largest centre of culture, employment and education in the region. Its prosperity has been linked with the sea since its earliest days. The commercial Port of Bristol was originally in the city centre before being moved to the Severn Estuary at Avonmouth; Royal Portbury Dock is on the western edge of the city boundary. In more recent years the economy has depended on the creative media, electronics and aerospace industries, and the city centre docks have been regenerated as a centre of heritage and culture.There are 34 other populated places on Earth named Bristol, most in the United States, but also in Peru, Canada, Jamaica, Barbados,and Costa Rica, all presumably commemorating the original
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Sites and Sounds of bristol Jun 26, 2009
Bristol is an up and coming city within a city. From it's love a dominating churches to parks, cafes, markets and nightlife, bristol has something to suit everyone. Mostly populated with students and artists it's a joy to explore.
Diverse, creative, colourful and excessable to all local attractions its a must see town to visit.
Located on the west side of england and approximetly two hours or so from london paddington station it can be a day trip or a getaway depending on how much time you have.
With narrow canals accessable via narrow boats to superb harbours lined with contempory bars, cafes, modern sulptures, green parks and an array of eccentric shops it can be as quiet or as loud as you want.
Clubs and secret haunts are dotted throughout bristol. Many of your home grown pubs are on the east side of town catering from pool comps to gig nights to the city centre catering for live entertainment, drum and bass to raves such as 'tribe of frog'.
From the city centre why not walk up the high street and check out the ever impressive bristol uni..( I thought it was a castle) or walk to the first ever suspension bridge built in england up at cliffton, to the old ruins of redcliff.
You must also check out 'thekla'...An old boat that's now converted into a pub with the occasion live gig. (Beware after 10pm expect to pay up too 15quid just to get in). The food is reasonable and quite nice. Look out for the 'grim reeper' which banksy tagged.
Bristolians as they known are respectable friendly people. It has a large gay friendly community and some ever cheesy gay clubs like 'rainbow' or 'flamingos'.
Whatever your taste im sure youll indeed enjoy your stay at bristol...
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