Bristol oversteps its former glory.
The main medieval crossing in south-west England, Bristol long survived on the fortunes of its place as an industrial hub. Now, it has polished the city walls and cleaned the streets to prettify itself. Even though its edges are still rough, its heart is packed with world-class restaurants, night clubs and waterfront cafes.
If you are tired of glossy destinations, you should experience a piece of real Great Britain in Bristol. Be it a room in cheap hotel in Bristol to luxury, we have them all at Booked.net. Check out all hotel offers with maps, photos and secure at our website.
Originally, Bristol served as a small settlement until foreign attacks made locals fortify the city. Since then it has become the last home to numerous prisoners held captive in the local castles. The first money the city earned on trade was with shipbuilding, manufacturing and the railways operating in the area. The Civil War converted it into a seat for government.
For a long time Bristol was a powerhouse of heavy business in Britain until London and Manchester became examples of offering a better life. They soon outclassed industrial Bristol, which was bypassed by travelers for more culturally diverse destinations. Bristol fought back, taking efforts to promote its image of cultural hub with music, media and pulsating nightlife on the local scene.
Today Londoners will eat their words if they pay a visit to modern Bristol. Its waterway is lined with restaurants, art galleries that share the space with he finest Victorian architecture. In addition, its Harbourside Festival held at the end of July is one the world's grandest events.
Other attractions include;
- Bristol Zoo Gardens, the fifth oldest zoo in the world
- Bristol's SS Great Britain, a liner built in the city in 1843
Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol's 19th century bridge and one of the best examples of Victorian architecture within the city
Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, a major museum and art gallery with a full range of magnificent art
Clifton Downs and Observatory with great views over the Avon Gorge
Even though its architecture reflects 400 years of history, Bristol always modernizes its cityscape. You are hardly going to find there a landmark without modern influences, while the 11th century remnants of Bristol didn't manage to recover after wartime attacks. The Georgian and Victorian buildings and strong maritime history lifted Bristol to the prominence of one of the top ten UK destinations.
Tourism in the city continues to expand with millions visitors allured to Bristol with its famous trip-hop music scene better known as the Bristol Sound. Like the singing of Homer’s sirens, Bristol offers an experience impossible to refuse with Booked.net.