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Bristol is located in the southwestern part of England and is one of the top tourist destinations in the UK. Bristol has a very rich history and offers plenty of attractions and entertainment opportunities. During the summer there are lots of festivals going on, making Bristol especially attractive for the visitors. Bristol can also serve as a great base for touring England`s West Country, and the city offers large choice of restaurants, bars and shops for any budget. The city has a very attractive architecture with plenty of old churches, crescents and elegant terraces.
Being located in the south side of England, Bristol is one of the warmest and sunniest cities in the United Kingdom. July and August are the warmest months with average temperatures around 22 C, while February is the coldest month with average temperatures of 3 C.
Bristol is surrounded by beautiful hilly landscape and is well known for its River Avon which flows through the city. This river played a major role in the development of Bristol as one of the biggest and most important ports in England. Bristol has many attractions in its center. The Floating Harbor is a snake-like body of water that goes through the city and once it was a major place where ships were docked. It was the center of all trade in the past, while today is an ideal place for leisure and relaxation. The Central Promenade is a wide avenue in the heart of Bristol, lined up with water fountains, trees, shops and restaurants. On the eastern side of the centre is the historic part of Bristol – the popular Old City. There you can admire the historic Georgian and Victorian buildings, go shopping or relax in some of the many historic pubs. The main area for shopping in Bristol is called Broadmead. There are many shopping centers, stores and shops selling all kinds of things.
One of the main attractions in Bristol is the Cabot Tower, dating from the 19th century. It is located at the top of Brandon Hill Park which is city`s oldest park. The tower offers some really nice views on the city. Those interested in history and art should visit the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery in the Clifton area, where you can see some really exciting collections and artifacts. If you explore the area around the harbor you will find many museums, parks and nice restaurants. Bristol is also a home of lots of churches and cathedrals well worth visiting. The ruins of Temple Church are interesting to see, and around the ruins there is a nice green space where you can relax. Eight hundred years old church of St. Mary Redcliff is the second biggest parish church in the country and the tallest building in the city of Bristol. The Bristol Cathedral dating back from the 12th century is another stunning place to see. Visiting Bristol Zoo Gardens, St. Nicholas Market, walking on the Suspension Bridge and exploring the attractive area of Clifton are a few others interesting things which you can do when in Bristol.
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