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Bristol Harbourside

Bristol Harbourside around the old dockland area of Bristol has been redeveloped in the last ten years. New buildings and features have been built and some of the old buildings and warehouses have been developed into museums, galleries, arts centres, shops, wine bars, pubs and restaurants. Visitors will be amazed at the diversity of attractions and views along the now very beautiful Harbourside.

The fascinating At-Bristol centre in Millennium Square is one of the UKís most exciting hands-on experiences, leading visitors on a colourful journey through our living planet.

Brunelís famous ship, the first great passenger liner SS Great Britain, is being restored on the quayside and the replica of the Matthew in which John Cabot sailed to Newfoundland lies next to it. Pero's Bridge is a beautiful new structure spanning the water from the Arnolfini to the At-Bristol site.

The Arnolfini on narrow Quay is one of Europeís leading centres for contemporary arts presenting innovative work in the visual arts, dance, theatre, performance, literature, film and music.

Brunelís Clifton Suspension Bridge spans the Gorge above the River Avon with a very interesting visitor centre on the Clifton side. The Industrial Museum celebrates Bristol industrial past with exhibitions of flight, trains, cars, buses, ships and printing. The Watershed, Britain's first media centre, provides a range of exhibitions, screenings and special events. The Architecture Centre has exhibitions, guided tours, visits, discussions, workshops and lectures. St Mary Redcliffe has the tallest church spire in England and this very beautiful parish church is one of the best examples of medieval architecture in the country with its impressive roof arches and flying buttresses. Bristol Cathedral hosts concerts and other events as well as religious services. The British Empire and Common Wealth Museum and the Create Centre, a unique environment centre with art gallery, recycling exhibition and demonstration Ecohome are fascinating attractions.

The Bristol Ferry Boat Company is an excellent form of transport away from the hustle and bustle of traffic jams and pollution. It is a wonderful way to see Bristol from a different vantage point with its harbour sights and marvellous views. There are many landing stages at some of Bristolís historical waterfront attractions and it can be used as a transport link between Bristol Temple Meads station and the City Centre. Water sports enthusiasts may row, windsurf, sail, canoe or water ski on the harbour and there are a variety of boats along the waterís edge. There are special major events throughout the year such as the Harbour Festival.

 

 

 

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