This post was most recently updated on November 1st, 2016
The largest city in South West England is famous for balloons, bridges, bikes, boats, Banksy, and Brunel. The name of the place is derived from the old English word “Brycgstow”, which means “the place at the bridge.”
Even before it became the leading commercial harbour of the country, it was a key port for the Romans. While most of the city’s original wealth was built on the strength of its trade routes, its tourism industry rakes in the most money today, as the city continues to be one of the most visited destinations in the United Kingdom.
Whether you want a day out with your family, an adventure, a romantic break or experience the iconic music scene in the city, there are a host of places to visit. Let us take a look at a few of the places you must not miss out on:
Top 10 Places to See in Bristol, England
1. Brunel’s SS Great Britain
The forerunner of all modern ships, SS Great Britain is also the longest running passenger ship in history, in operation from 1845 to 1854. You get to see a full-scale restoration and take in the expansive views from the deck of the ship once they climb the rigging.