Bristol is a place everyone should stop when visiting the United Kingdom. There are many great things to do and see while there. With a long, arduous history Bristol will entertain young to old. Located in Bristol is the world’s fifth oldest zoo. The zoo welcomes visitors of all ages and holds exotic attractions such as ring-tailed Lemurs and great maned Lions, as well as, a butterfly house and gorilla island.
Wander through an imaginary jungle or desert viewing the wondrous animals that live there. The aquarium at Harborside boasts awe-inspiring features such as a recreated sunken ship, an underwater tunnel to travel to view a coral reef and all sorts of underwater animals to amaze every traveler.
For history buffs there are sights to be taken in and devoured before leaving Bristol. The breathtaking first ocean liner is parked where visitors may walk through the hallways and learn of her great engineer. The museum and art center has its own Egyptology section to garner information on past kings and pharaohs. Architect lovers will stand in awe of the Clifton Suspension bridge that has been suspended proudly since 1859.
Even though the suspension bridge was made to withstand horse drawn traffic; it still meets the needs of today’s commuter with ease. There is a visitor center to learn more about the bridge and the surrounding area on the Leigh Woods side of the bridge.
There is Berkeley Castle in Bristol. This castle was transformed from a Norman fortress and can now claim to be the oldest, inhabited castle in all of England. Take a stroll under rare and beautiful trees in the natural Arboretum.
For the kid in all travelers Bristol boasts the Wookey Hole Caves and Papermill. Be enchanted with the forest elves and fairies and take in the extraordinary cave light show while at Wookey Hole in Bristol. There are so many things to do and see in Bristol, travelers will have to come back just to take it all in.