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Bristol is located near the border of Gloucestshire and Somerset, and is also near the historic city of Bath. It is in the top ten most populated cities in the South of England. Bristol is also located by the River Avon, and sits on the Estuary of the river Severn where it ends up in the Bristol Channel. Bristol is an excellent base for tourists who want to explore the South West of England. The accomodation is has very reasonable rates, and has many restaurants, bars and shops.The city of Bristol lies in South Western England and has a population of about half a million.

Bristol is the sixth largest City in England and comes at number eight in the list of most populous cities in the United Kingdom. It has an area of 40 square miles. The city is a popular tourist destination and attracts a lot of visitors in the summers when most of the city's major festivals are held. The city is an excellent place to stay if you plan to explore the West Country; the city is one of the most vibrant in terms if it's culture and nightlife. The city also has a very active music scene and won the award of Britain’s most musical city in 2010.

According to the latest census that was conducted in 2006 the urban area of Bristol has a population of 551, 066. The city is also among some of the most densely populated cities of Britain with 9,321 people per square mile. 84% of city's population is white; other ethnicities are 6% Black, 5.5% Asians and 3.6% of mixed race

Bristol Climate:

Bristol falls among one of the warmest cities in the United Kingdom with average annual temperature of 10.2–12 °C. The city is also one of the sunniest in United Kingdom having 1,541–1,885 hours of sunshine annually. The maximum temperature recorded in Bristol is 34.5 °C during the summer of 2006 where the lowest recorded temperature in Bristol was −10.1 °C in winter of 2010.

Local Attractions in Bristol:

SS Great Britain is located on Gas Ferry road. This steam powered passenger liner was built by Brunel and housed in a dry dock. The old city is located not far from the Broadmead district; this is the place from where the city originated. The harbourside is the Bristol's pirde; it has a ton of attractions like the Blue Reef Aquarium and the famous M Shed which is a history museum which tells the story of the city and its people St Mary Redcliffe Church is located near Bathhurst Basin and was highly praised by Queen Elisabeth the first.

Brandon Hill and the Cabot tower is an attractive steep park and lies approximately ten minutes walk from the town centre. It has panoramic views of Bristol. Within the Cabot tower there is a staircase, which leads to even better views from the top. Bristol Cathedral was built in the Norman times and rebuilt centuries later (sixteenth and nineteenth). It is situated in College Green. The Western End is home to the Bristol Museum and the Art Gallery, the Red Lodge and The Gerogian House. The Clifton area is also relatively old; it is home to most of the city's student population. The Eastside is a truly multicultural area of the city it has traders from all over the world. It is also home to the city’s art enthusiasts.

Sport: Bristol's Bristol City football club plays in the Football League One. There are other non league clubs too like the Bristol Rovers, Bristol Manor Farm, Brislington FC and the Magotsfield United. The city also has a rugby union club the Bristol Rugby Club and a first class cricket side the Gloucestershire C.C.C.

Festivals: The city is home to numerous festivals around the year some of the well known festivals that take place in Bristol are: St Paul´s Carnival (held in July each year), Bristol International Kite Festival (held in August each year), Slapstick Silent Film Festival (held in January), Bristol Balloon Fiesta, Bristol Open Doors Day (held in September each year), Encounters Short Film Festival (held in September), Wildscreen Film Festival, Bristol Vegfest, Mayfest, Festival of Ideas, Bristol Harbour Festival and the Soil Association Organic Food Festival.

 

 

 

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Bristol Architecture:

Bristol's architecture is full of variety; the city has architecture imprints from the medieval to the 21st century. During the mid of the 19th century a unique architectural style was developed here which was known as the Bristol Byzantine, some of the buildings of this style can still be found.

Education:

The city is home to two famous Universities; The University of Bristol and the University of West of England. The University of Law also has a campus in the city. There are 129 junior and primary schools operating in Bristol, 17 secondary schools also operate in Bristol. The city also has one of the highest concentrations of independent schools in Britain. The city also has a music college known as the Bristol Institute of Modern Music.