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Bristol…..? What’s Bristol??

Bristol…..? What’s Bristol??

A question I am often asked by Customers who always want to visit Bath but know nothing of Bristol…..

Bristol is a port city and was the most important port on the west coast of England back 400/500 years ago. It is from Bristol that John Cabot discovered the American mainland in 1497, in his little ship, “The Matthew” and Bristol, along with Liverpool became a strategic trading city with the “New World” as well as being a point of emigration.

And Bristol is also a memorial to the greatest ever British Engineer – Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Not only did Brunel build the Great Western Railway from London to Bristol, opening in 1841 which included Box Tunnel which at 1.83 miles was the world’s longest railway tunnel at the time but he also built Temple Meads Station, the Floating Harbour, the Underfall Boatyard, the Clifton Suspension Bridge and the SS Great Britain, the World’s first iron steamship – all of which you can still see in Bristol today.

Bristol traded in sugar, rum, tobacco and, for its sins, slavery – in fact among the first slaves to go to America were white slaves from Bristol.

Today Bristol is a wonderful city – second only to London for its cuisine and live music. There is a major aerospace industry in Bristol – Concorde was manufactured here along with Rolls Royce AeroEngines. It is also a Finance and Insurance industry centre.

But the main attraction of Bristol is its culture and its history – buildings, harbour and infrasturcture.

By the way….THE CLOCK – the black hand showing One o’Clock is showing Bristol Time which is 13 minutes behind Greenwich Mean Time. The red hand is showing GMT. Watch the video and all will be explained !

Rob Little
Tour Guide…..
Let’s Tour England !

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