Top 6 Things to See in Bristol

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Bristol is a creative city brimming with history and heritage. It is the perfect place to spend either a short bank holiday or a long, leisurely getaway. Bristol is packed with exciting things to do all which can be travelled to via A Taxis of Bristol’s taxi hire. Here are the top 6 attractions for Bristol visitors.

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Bristol Zoo Gardens

A lovely mix of animal enclosures and lush gardens, there are activities here for both children and adults to enjoy. A zip wire gives an exciting bird’s eye view of the zoo, and there is a water splash play park for children to enjoy on warmer days. The main attraction is Gorilla Island, which houses a family of eight of the primates.

Bristol Aquarium

Open seven days a week, Bristol Aquarium has fascinating marine exhibits and educational opportunities for the entire family. Walk through a transparent tunnel that spans a reef and watch while sharks swim over your head, enjoy the stingrays in the enormous bay of rays or learn about local fish species in a sunken ship display.

Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Bristol is known for being a town that encourages artistic endeavors. The Bristol Museum and Art Gallery is the perfect place to enjoy art at no cost. Even if you have already been, the rotating exhibits always contain fresh art. The standing exhibits include Egyptian mummies and artifacts, relics from ancient Rome and displays of the famous Bristol blue glass.

M Shed

While you are visiting Bristol, you will want to learn more about the rich history of the area. M Shed is a museum completely dedicated to Bristol from prehistoric times to today. Be prepared to spend hours learning the stories of locals, becoming immersed in Bristol during the slave trade and marveling at the extensive maritime history of the area. As with the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, there is no admission fee.

Bristol Cathedral

The cathedral is a must see for lovers of gothic style architecture. The cathedral, which dates back to the 12th century, has a number of magnificent monuments that pay homage to the bishops of Bristol.

The Avon Gorge

Bristol is not without its natural charms, some of which can be viewed at the Avon Gorge. Whether you want to have an outdoor lunch or are in need of exercise, Avon Gorge can provide both. The River Avon runs through a steep limestone gorge surrounded by serene woodlands. This is an excellent place for watching raptors, viewing rare plants in the wild and taking in the natural beauty of Bristol.

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