The City of Bristol is the south wests largest centre of culture. With its location in the south, Bristol is the warmest and sunniest City in the whole of the UK. It has previously ranked high up in the top 10 cities to visit in the world because of the vast variety of places of interest, culture and arts, great shopping, bars, clubs and excellent eateries it has to offer individuals of all ages.
The City is extremely accessible thanks to its great transport links. In addition to the great public transport available, there are two mainline train stations, excellent motorway access and an airport.
The fascinating mix of architecture you will find in Bristol varies from Medieval to 21st Century. Theatres include Bristol’s old Vic, (an extension of the famous London old Vic), the Hippodrome , offering productions from national tours and several smaller independents. Bristol’s city museum and art gallery is also very popular with visitors.
The International balloon fiesta and several other annual festivals are held locally. It is not easy to know where to begin with such a great selection of things to choose from.
When looking for a place for a meal or refreshments, you will soon find that there are all kinds of different foods on offer with affordable prices. Whatever you feel like eating, you are bound to be able to find it here as dishes from all over the globe can be found in this diverse City.
A trip to the old City must include a visit to the St Nicholas Market. This bustling market is the perfect location for some shopping and a bite to eat. At St Nicholas you will find farmers markets, arts and crafts , along with the terrific monthly ‘slow food market’. This monthly slow food market is designed to appeal to individuals who are fed up with the concept of fast food. Artisan methods only have been used to produce the excellent variety of cheeses, meats, ciders and other produce on sale. Traders are keen to discuss the methods they employ and you can sample many products.
Not far from the Old City is the Harbourside area which has been thoroughly regenerated over recent years. There is a great choice of bars, cafes and restaurants in this area. Not far from the Old City, Harbourside and Bristol’s busy commercial district you will find the stunning municipal park in Queen Square. This is a lovely place to chill out in attractive surroundings when the weather is fine and this area hosts many regular events such as outdoor theatre and concerts.
No matter where you find yourself in Bristol, you will never be far away from a fantastic place for a meal. It would be impossible to run out of new restaurants to try. Be it an exotic dish to experiment, or basic food that you are familiar with. The City of Bristol is an oasis for all food lovers, packed to the brim with a diverse blend of first-class restaurants and high quality, authentic food.
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March 26 2012 08:09 am | Destinations