Bristol Journals

A Day Out in Bristol

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A travel journal to Bristol by frangliz

Wagamama Photo, Bristol, England More Photos
Quote: These are some suggestions for cultural activities, eating out and shopping in Bristol, one of England's largest and most popular cities. (The museum and Arnolfini are in Bristol, England, not Rhode Island.)

Arnolfini

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Attraction | "Contemporary Arts in Bristol, England"

Arnolfini Photo, Bristol, England
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My second visit to Bristol was on a decidedly damp Saturday afternoon, so we were looking for places to spend some time inside. Having walked down the steep slope of Park Street and not being in any hurry to go back up, I suggested that the Arnolfini arts centre might not be too much further to walk. Situated on Bristol's Harbourside, it is easily reached by walking along the quayside from The Centre. From the south you can get there by crossing the swing bridge on Prince Street. Admission is free, so it is definitely worth a visit if you are interested in the arts.The Arnolfini has no permanent collection of artworks, so exhibitions change from time to time. There is currently (August 200...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 31, 2009

Arnolfini
16 Narrow Quay
Bristol, England BS1 4QA
+44 (117) 917-2300

La Tasca

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Restaurant | "Tapas at the Circus"

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Bristol's new branch of La Tasca is on the top level of the spanking new Glass House at Cabot Circus. Two of us had travelled by train and took about twenty minutes to walk from Temple Meads to Cabot Circus. My younger son lives in Bristol and had been able to get a bus right to the shopping centre. On the ground floor of the Glass House a well-informed lady was giving out maps of the centre and answering visitors' questions, so I took a map. One of my sons went bounding up the staircase but I quickly called him back, as I had spotted an escalator that my knees would find much easier. Later, when we were coming back down, we saw that there was a lift which would obviously be helpful for buggies and wh...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 1, 2009

La Tasca
Units SU83a, Glass House, Cabot Circus
Bristol, England BS1 3BX
0845 129 7623

Wagamama

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Restaurant | "Chillies and Chopsticks"

Wagamama Photo, Bristol, England
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One of my sons decided he'd had enough of Southsea and was offered a job in Bristol, so off he went. Having given him three weeks to settle in, I thought it was about time I went for a visit. It's a city I was until now totally unfamiliar with, but it seems to have a lot to offer. After a good walk and a visit to the museum, we were feeling peckish and ready for a sit down. My son suggested Wagamama, having been once before, and I'm usually ready to try a new place. Southsea has nothing in the way of Japanese restaurants and I can't vouch for the authenticity of Wagamama, but at least it was a different experience for me.I wasn't convinced at first that sitting on a wooden bench would be a...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 1, 2009

Wagamama
63 Queens Road, Clifton
Bristol, England BS8 1QL
0117 922 1188

Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery

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Attraction | "Excellent Exhibits in Bristol"

Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery Photo, Bristol, England
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Having recently visited Portsmouth City Museum and Art Gallery, I was interested to see how its counterpart in Bristol compared. I expected that perhaps it would be a grander affair, and I was right. Whereas Portsmouth concentrates mainly on local history and art, Bristol, whilst giving prominence to local artists and exhibits, has world-class displays in its galleries. The museum is housed in an imposing three-storey Edwardian building; the stairs are not steep and there is a lift to certain areas on the upper floors, but you do have to call an attendant to operate the lift. How easy it is to do this I do not know. However, if you are at all interested in Ancient Egypt you are in for a tr...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 8, 2009

Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery
1 Queen's Road
Bristol, England BS8 1RL
+44 117 922 3571

Cabot Circus

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Attraction | "Shopping at the Circus"

Cabot Circus Photo, Bristol, England
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Cabot Circus, opened in September 2008, is Bristol's largest shopping complex. It has ample car parking space, but is also easily reached by local buses and is only fifteen to twenty minutes' walk from Bristol Temple Meads railway station.The centrepiece of Cabot Circus is the Glasshouse, a three-storey construction with a partial glass roof that affords both protection and light. The upper levels can be reached by either steps, escalators or a lift. At the time of my visit in November 2008, it was easy to find knowledgeable staff on the groung level handing out plans of Cabot Circus and answering particular questions about the location of individual shops. The House of Fraser department s...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 9, 2009

Cabot Circus
Glass House
Bristol, England

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