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Bristol is in the South-West of England, noted as a cultural city in which cinema and music has been strongly supported.
There are several cities round the world with the name of Bristol, based on the original English city. Its name comes from Brymoostonnin, which in old English meant "City on the bridge".
The city was founded in the 12th century, and from its earliest days has been an important trading port.
Aeronautics and the technology industry are other fields in which are outstanding in the city. Here well-known historical aircraft were built ,such as the Bristol Fighter and Bristol Beaufighter. Bristol also produced components for the manufacture the Concorde super-sonic airliner.
Bristol and art have centuries of involvement as proven by the theatres of the city, particularly the Theatre Royal , holding 607 people and built in 1766. There is also the Tobacco Factory with 250 seats and the impressive Bristol Hippodrome, with capacity for 1981 people.
Bristol has also produced several musical pop groups, some of the best-known being Triky, Portishead and Massive Attack as well as artists from other fields such as Banksy. There is a cultural mix flowing in the city using current architecture as well as Gothic buildings.
The construction of the Bristol Cathedral took place over several centuries. Before reaching its current state, it went through different processes of reconstruction and expansion culminating in 1543. The result was a neo-Gothic Cathedral, rare in that the height of the isles is the same as that of the choir. It presents a brightness of interior, thanks to the Lady chapel’s large upper window.
Recognized as an official British Monument, the Clifton Suspension Bridge was built in 1864. Noted for its great beauty, it became a symbol of the city and one of the main architectural attractions of area.
Port of Bristol
Bristol without its port would have been a different city, so bear this in mind when understanding the city and its history. For example, the first boats to the Americas, departed from here, only 3 years after the arrival of Columbus.
SS Great Britain
The SS Great Britain, a revolutionary vessel, was launched in 1843. It was the first transatlantic ship with a propeller and also the first to have an iron hull. During its operating years, the boat suffered all kinds of events from renovations to fires. It went aground and remained abandoned for several years. The boat is has been restored and now functions as a museum.
A good example of Bristol’s technological development can be seen at the Museum of science and technology, At-Bristol. It’s a fascinating space where interactive exhibits demonstrate advances in science throughout history.
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Featured Hotels in Bristol
Broad Quay Bristol & West House, BS1 4BY - Bristol
Located within walking distance of Bristol Hippodrome Theatre this 4-star hotel offers high-quality accommodation.
29 - 30 Victoria Square, BS8 4EW - Bristol
Victoria Square Hotel is a 2 star hotel in the Centre of Bristol within walking distance of Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery. The hotel offers a functional and hospitable stay.
Redcliffe Hill, BS1 6SQ - Bristol
Located within walking distance of St. Mary Redcliffe Church, this 4 star hotel provides accommodation with full facilities.
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