A city worth visiting
Bristol is a city in South West England with a population of 463,400people. City's modern economy is built on the creative media, electronics and aerospace industries, and the city-center docks have been redeveloped as centers of heritage and culture. Bristol is an important cultural center of Great Britain. Famous theaters, museums are located here. One of the most convenient types of public transport in the city is considered to be a ferry that departs from the city center. Ferries can run in a variety of directions, they make stops near all significant sights. This mode of transport is available from April to October.
The Church of St. Mary
One of the most valuable architectural monuments is the Church of St. Mary, built in the 15th century. During its construction the fragile sandstone served as the main material, but the Gothic building has been surprising visitors with its grandeur and beauty for more than five hundred years.
Since constructionThe Clifton Bridge has been one of the largest suspension bridges in the world. It began to be built in 1836, the author of a unique project of the bridge was the talented architect Isambard King Brunel. The construction of the bridge was completed only in 1864. The length of bridge was 230 meters, which became a kind of world record for the mid-19th century. There is a pedestrian zone on the bridge, it offers a wonderful view of the surroundings of Bristol.
Did you know that Bristol has it’s own currency?
Its name is Bristol Pound. There are 4 bills - £ 1, £ 5, £ 10, £ 20 and each of them is painted by local artists. You can exchange pounds to Bristol pounds in the tourist office, and spend only in Bristol
The Cabot tower
An interesting historical site is the old Cabot tower, which is named after the English famous seafarer. In 1497, this seafarer with his crew was the first of the British to set foot on the land of the future Canada, in honor of this significant event in 1897 it was decided to build an unusual monument. The opening of the tower was timed to the 400th anniversary of the celebration of aa significant date. A 32-meter tower was built in just a year. Today, at its peakis is equipped observation deck , from which you can enjoy the panorama of the city.
Bristol is in the top 20 cities where you can see the world's best street graffiti. In the Southville area, on the way to the tobacco factory all the walls are painted with something unusual. The feeling that you walk for free in an art gallery. One of the most expensive contemporary artists in the world is still unknown. He communicates with the world, drawing graffiti with a very deep meaning on various topics: social problems, wars, migration, consumerism, homosexuality, personal relationships, etc. - about everything that we all should have thought for a long time. Each of his work is full of meaning and almost every one is carried away with the wall. The author of all these works is a famous artist, who, incidentally, is from Bristol.
Where to eat?
After visiting all these beautiful sights, there is always a need for a good meal. Well, in Briston you can find many restaurants and cafes for every taste and budget.
It all began with the dream of George Livesey, included in the list of the best chefs in London, about a friendly restaurant with a simple interior, gourmet cuisine and impeccable serving. The idea was a success - the institution has three Michelin stars, and it is better to book a table in Bulrush in a week. Wealthy locals return here again and again, once tasted octopuses in tomato juice with basil oil for £ 8. The price for a nine-course set is £ 45.
If you decide to try traditional fish and chips, do it right here. Do not pay attention to the unpretentious interior and battered doors with portholes, be sure - as soon as you try the crowned English mixture of deep-fried fish and potatoes, Fishers will have a new fan. Prices for starters range from £ 5.50 to £ 8, for main courses from £ 12.50 to £ 16.50. The best fish restaurant in port:The Fishers Restaurant