Bristol attractions

Bristol attractions

Bristol SomersetFrom Bristol you can explore the beautiful county of Somerset with its stunning coastline, the Quantock and Mendip Hills, historic towns and villages and unique areas of countryside. The coastal resorts at Minehead, Burnham-on-Sea, Weston-super-Mare and Clevedon are perfect for family holidays with numerous attractions and places to stay. There are 3 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, home to a diverse range of wildlife. Somerset is the home of Cheddar Cheese, you can still see it being made today in Cheddar Gorge. The Mendip Hills are the home of the ancient city of Wells and six miles away lies the mysterious town of Glastonbury.

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Attractions Avon Valley Railway Company Limited, Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD. Tel: 0117 932 5538. A six mile return train ride along the former Mangotsfield to Bath Green Park branch of the old Midland Railway, and the chance to see the River Avon valley from an aspect that cars cannot reach. www.avonvalleyrailway.org. Location: On the outskirts of Bristol.

Avon Valley Railway Company Limited

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Attractions At-Bristol, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5DB Bookings and Information: 0845 345 1235. A unique destination bringing science, nature and art to life. A place of discovery and surprise, home to three magical attractions; Explore At-Bristol, Wildwalk At-Bristol and IMAX Theatre At-Bristol. Planetarium. Events and Exhibitions. www.at-bristol.org.uk. Location: In the centre of Bristol.

At-Bristol

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Attractions Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Road, West End, BRISTOL, BS8 1RL. Tel: 0117 922 3571. Collection of art and archaeology, geology and natural history in a magnificent early 20thC building. Shop and cafe. Location: In the centre of Bristol.

Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery

Attractions Brunel's SS Great Britain, Great Western Dockyard, Gas Ferry Road, Bristol, BS1 6TY. Tel: 0117 926 0680. See the world’s first ocean-going, propeller driven iron ship, and see what life was like for her victorian passengers and crew. Location: In the centre of Bristol.

Brunel's SS Great Britain

Attractions Bristol Old Vic Theatre, King Street, Old City, Bristol, BS1 4ED. Tel: 0117 987 7877. A Georgian auditorium in the city's harbourside, featuring shows for families classics from local and national theatre companies. Working since 1766. www.bristol-old-vic.co.uk. Location: In the centre of Bristol.

Bristol Old Vic Theatre

Attractions Blaise Castle House Museum, Henbury Road, Henbury, Bristol, Somerset, BS10 7QS. Tel: 0117 903 9818. 19th century mansion, set in 400 acres of parkland where you can step back in time and see the household items of our ancestors! Steeped in history and set in beautiful parkland, discover everyday objects from times past. Location: On the outskirts, north west of Bristol.

Blaise Castle House Museum

Attractions Bristol Zoo Gardens, Clifton, Bristol, Somerset BS8 3HA. Tel: 0117 974 7300. From the smallest and rarest tortoise in the world, to the largest ape, there are over 400 exotic and endangered species to experience. Experience animal encounters and feeding times. Allow 2-5 hours for your visit. www.bristolzoo.org.uk. From Bristol City Centre: follow the brown elephant signs.

Bristol Zoo Gardens

Attractions The Kennet & Avon Canal Trust, Canal Centre, Couch Lane, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 1EB. Tel: +44 (0)1380 721279. The Trust has been in existence for over 40 years. It was formed to restore the, then closed, Kennet & Avon Canal from Reading to Bristol as a "through" navigation and as a public amenity. www.katrust.org. Bath & Bristol Branch.

The Kennet & Avon Canal Trust

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