Getting to Know Bristol

January 3, 2014

Bristol is a very famous city located in the Southwestern side of England, and with a population of around 450, 000, it is one of the most populated cities in the area. It is the sixth most populated city within England, if the surrounding LUZ (larger urban zone) is taken in to account, which has an estimated figure of more than 1 million residents. Bristol is also a member of the Core Cities Group. Within the region of South West England, Bristol is the largest hub of employment, education as well as cultural influences. The famous Port of Bristol was one of the primary reasons which led to the success of the city, but the scenario has been altered significantly. Most of the economy is primarily run by aerospace industries, electronics and creative media industries which have popped up all along Bristol.

The famous Port of Brazil was initially situated in the city center, but it was moved to the Severn Estuary at Avonmouth, while the Royal Portbury Dock is situated on the western side of the boundary of the city. Most do believe that Bristol is a relatively newer city in England and hence, does not have much of a historical significance or places worth visiting. However, people could not be more wrong about Bristol. This is one of the oldest cities within the region, and has a whole host of different places for people to visit. People who are looking to take a trip to Bristol would love to know the part that this city played in the pages of history, and here’s a brief history of Bristol:


History of Bristol

Archaeological discoveries within the region have shown that Bristol is around 60,000 years old (approximately). There are numerous hill forts within the area which were constructed during the Iron Age, such as the ones at Clifton Down and Leigh Woods. The Abona settlement used to live here during the time of the Romans, where the Sea Mills now stand. Numerous Roman villas, forts and settlements were also scattered all along the area. During the time of the Normans however, Bristol gained one of the strongest castles in all of Southern England, and began to develop further.
By the 12th century, Bristol had become a very important port and was handling a great deal of the trade of England with Ireland, which also included slaves. More than a third of its population was killed as the Black Death struck England, which brought down population figures significantly within the area. However, development never seized, and by the 15th century, Bristol was the second most important port in all of England, managing trade with Gascony, England as well as Iceland. During the 17th and 18th century, Bristol, along with Liverpool, became a part of the Triangular trade, which primarily included trading of slaves.

Bristol City Centre, Avon, England

Numerous historical buildings were also constructed in the region during these times. With development continuing, numerous new buildings have also been constructed within the region, while the mixture of the older buildings provides an extremely nice combination of new and old.

Tourism in Bristol

As you can see, there is no shortage of places to visit in Bristol. From the latest nightclubs and lounges to the old buildings and cathedrals, Bristol has it all. The SS Great Britain is one of the finest attractions in Liverpool; a passenger ship from the 1800’s that was the largest in its day. The famous Cliff Suspension Bridge is also worth visiting, while the well maintained Bristol Zoo Gardens house a number of exotic animals that are found in the region, while others have been imported from abroad. The Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery includes an array of artifacts that were found in the area and showcase the history of the city. The Bristol Hippodrome and the Colston Hall building are also worth visiting and provide a great idea of the historic nature of the buildings in the area. Other places worth visiting include Tyntesfield, the Blaise Castle, Cabot Tower and St. Mary Redcliffe, all of which are historic locations that played important parts in the history of Bristol.

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