Bristol has something to offer visitors of all
ages, but will particularly appeal to families and
twenty-somethings keen on the vibrant street culture. Younger
travellers will enjoy the nightlife of this lively university
Bristol's busy city centre contains a number of
excellent museums, galleries, parks, and churches, including the
Bristol Cathedral. As a hub of creativity and alternative culture,
exhibitions and projects are always on the go, and the city's
tourism industry is rapidly expanding for good reason. Known as the
birthplace of trip hop, which emerged in the 1990s, Bristol's music
scene is still thriving with a variety of events for all
Bristol's green lung has long been the Downs. Over
400 acres of grassland stretching from Avon Gorge to the
Victorian-built suburbs of the city, and locals and visitors alike
flock to enjoy the peace and quiet they offer.
Other great sights in the city include the Bristol
Zoo and Gardens, and the Bristol Clifton Observatory, near the
eye-catching Bristol Clifton Suspension Bridge. The diversity and
muddled history of the city make it well worth the visit, and it is
also a convenient distance from the nearby city of Bath, as well as
the fascinating site of Stonehenge.
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