Being the largest city in South West England, you can guarantee that Bristol has a story or two to tell. This historic city has an abundance of things to do whatever your age and interests, from amateur historians and Banksy fans to great family days out with the kids.
Bristol does indeed have a rich and varied maritime history from the infamous Pirate Blackbeard to the dark days of slavery. Today though, according to Trip Advisor the No. 1 tourist attraction in Bristol is Brunel’s ss Great Britain, a passenger steamship built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Here you can step back in time and experience the world’s first great ocean liner as enjoyed by the Victorians. The kids will love the fact that you can descend under water below the glass ‘sea’ to see what the fish see and the world’s oldest iron hull.
Also on the list of things to do in Bristol is a visit to the Clifton suspension bridge, designed again by the engineering giant, Isambard Kingdom Brunel and built in 1936. This iconic suspension bridge crosses the River Avon you can enjoy the spectatular views during the day or night when the bridge is illuminated half an hour before sunset until midnight. If you thought tolls were a modern day invention then think again, the Clifton suspension bridge has been funded entirely by tolls since it first opened to the public in December 1964!
Looking for entertainment for the kids, then a must do has to be Bristol Zoo, with an amazing world of animals to see from gorillas and lions to the Aquarium and Bug World! After that you can wander the 12 acres of award winning gardens. It promises to be a great day out in Bristol.
In order to make the most of your visit to Bristol and keep everything ‘shipshape and Bristol fashion’ why not download our minicabit App (today’s history in the making!) This allows you to have access to a cab on your mobile whenever you are ready, no hanging about and waiting.
Getting to Bristol couldn’t be easier whether arriving by train or on a flight to Bristol airport, minicabit will be on hand to ease your journey worries. When the time comes to get flights from Bristol airport simply book your cab ahead to avoid any delays using the minicabit website or App.
Whether you plan to stay for a weekend or a week you wont be disappointed with Bristol, it really does have something for everyone.