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Bristol Travel Guide

The City of Bristol

Bristol is vibrant cosmopolitan city with a mix of history, culture and heritage that attracts people from worldwide. Regarded as the capital of the South West of England the city offers a mixture of dramatic landscapes, Georgian and contemporary architecture, with beautiful countryside and coastline, historic woodlands and open green space.

Bristol is a thriving cosmopolitan City offering visitors a rich diversity of attractions and activities. It has numerous excellent shopping areas, hotels and public houses, beautiful Churches to visit, historical museums, art galleries, concert hall and dramatic landscapes. The city retains many fine properties from the Regency and Georgian periods, easily reached in the residential suburb of Clifton which is spread across the downs above the Avon Gorge.

Some of the major attractions in Bristol include the Clifton Suspension Bridge that spans the beautiful Avon Gorge, the Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery - one of Bristol's most popular and important art galleries and museums, Bristol's Watershed Media Centre, homes to many different attractions, including two large art galleries, photographic exhibitions, films, digital media, and numerous regular events, the Bristol Industrial Museum, the Georgian House, the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum with 16 themed galleries explaining the history behind Britain's empire, and the International Helicopter Museum situated in the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare displaying more than 50 helicopters and aircraft.

The university city of Bristol has grown into an important financial city and there are an enormous number of large office blocks and headquarters for many of England's leading companies in Bristol. These businesses include banks, telecommunications, insurance companies, law firms, software companies, printing, publishing and more besides.

Whatever your will be the motive to visit, business or pleasure, you will find something for you.

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