Bristol Journals

Bristol - Gateway to the West

A travel journal to Bristol by Hotwellian

Tower Belle Photo, More Photos
Quote: A brief guide to Bristol, capital of England's West Country. One of England's oldest maritime cities with a vibrant cultural life and easy access to beautiful countryside.

Bristol - Gateway to the West

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Overview

Balloons Photo,
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Boat trips in the Floating Harbour, 83 acres of waterways in the heart of the city. Enjoy world class theatre produced by the Bristol Old Vic in the Theatre Royal, Britain's oldest working theatre. An excellent range of cuisines available in restuarants with prices to suit all budgets. Music venues and nightclubs catering to all tastes. Explore the historic old commercial heart of the city. Take a day trip to the Cotswolds or the Mendip Hills. Enjoy free city museums including the Tudor Red Lodge, the Georgian House, Industrial Museum.Quick Tips: Backpackers hotel in city centre. Youth hostel on quayside, camping / caravan park at Baltic Wharf. Bristol Science Centre at Canon'...Read More
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Comfortable, clean, friendly and secure. It has bicycle storage, catering facilities, and a city centre location. Mixed and single sex rooms available. Bar, free tea and coffee, washing machines, good quality showers. There are discounts available for longer stays.

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Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 22, 2002

Bristol Backpackers Hostel
17 Saint Stephen's Street - Old City
Bristol, England BS1 1EQ
+44 (117) 925-7900

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Clean, somewhat spartan dormitories. It was rather crowded with noisy school parties whilst I stayed, but it has an excellent city centre location on the quayside. There is a laundry room, self-catering kitchen, and an off-street cycle store.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on April 22, 2002

Bristol Youth Hostel
14 Narrow Quay
Bristol, England BS1 4QA
+44 (870) 770-5726

Markwicks

Restaurant

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Excellent prepared quailty food, local organic vegetables, generous portions. Warm hospitality, a very special experience. Chef Stephen Markwick is well regarded by devotees of good eating.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 22, 2002

Teohs

Restaurant

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Excellent value pan-asian bistro, situated in the Tobacco Factory arts complex. Fixed price menu with a wide range to suit all tastes including vegetarian. Good value house wine. A great place for a celebration, a pre theatre meal or just for fun. Non smoking.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 22, 2002

Over The Moon

Restaurant

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Small friendly bistro style restaurant near to the city centre serving a range of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes, with a well priced wine list.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 22, 2002

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Great community music and arts festival held in in city owned park in July each year. Admission is done by voluntary donation of approximately three pounds sterling. Top rock, folk, jazz acts, plus club tent and theatre stage. A great get together for young and old alike.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 22, 2002

Tower Belle Photo,
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This company, established in 1972, offers city docks tours, cruises to riverside tea gardens and pubs, also longer trips through teh Avon Gorge and to Bath.

Prices are very reasonable and generous discounts are available for educational parties and groups.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 22, 2002

Bristol Old Vic

Attraction

Bristol Old Vic Photo,
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World class theatre experienced in either the historic Theatre Royal (built in 1766) or the New Vic studio (1973). The season runs from September - June each year. click here.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 22, 2002

Tobacco Factory

Attraction

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Newly created studio theatre in former tobacco factory. Home of acclaimed Show of Strength and Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory, with other visiting and in house productions.

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Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 22, 2002

@-Bristol

Attraction

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New Lottery funded science and natural history project. Lots of buttons to push, but often queues for the Imaginarium and shuttle rides. Noisy. Rather expensive, and too many computer simulations.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on April 22, 2002

Bristol Zoo Gardens

Attraction

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A compact city zoo which has recently re-invented itself as a centre for rare species conservation. Interesting exhibits on conservation, household bugs and imaginatively displayed aquarium and insect house.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 22, 2002

Cabot Tower

Story/Tip

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The Cabot Tower stands on Brandon Hill overlooking the heart of the city. It was built in 1897 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Cabot's voyage of discovery to Newfoundland. Admission is free and it is worth the somehwat breathless climb to get great views over the Floating Harbour, seeing the SS Great Britain and the replica Matthew built to celebrate the 500th Cabot anniversary. The surrounding park is also the home of the Avon Wildlife Trust who have encouraged interesting semi-wild areas.

About the Writer

Hotwellian

Hotwellian
Bristol, United Kingdom