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- 19th July 2019-21st July 2019The Bristol Harbour Festival is an annual festival that spans the city and harbour areas. Throughout the 3 days a wide selection of tall ships, live music, street performances, food markets, water display teams, circus acts and family activities. This event does not have camping but there are a number of hotels, hostels and guest houses in the Bristol area. Image provided by Sberriman
- Bristol Cathedral has been a place of peace and prayer since the 12th Century. In 1148 Robert Fitzhardinge founded the Abbey of St. Augustine. The Chapter House and Abbey Gatehouse remain clearly to be seen: other remains are within Bristol Cathedral Choir School. The eastern end of the Cathedral gives Bristol Cathedral a unique place in the development of British and European Architecture. The Nave, Choir and Aisles are all the same height, creating the appearance of a large hall. Bristol Cathedral is the major example of a ‘Hall Church’ in Great Britain and one of the finest anywhere in the world. In 1539 the Abbey was dissolved by Henry VIII’s commissioners and the nave, which was then being rebuilt, was destroyed. The rather battered building then became the Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity in 1542. In 1868 plans were drawn up to rebuild the Nave to its medieval design. The Architect, G.E.Street, found the original pillar bases, so the dimensions are much the same as those of the abbey church. J. L. Pearson added the two towers at the West End and further reordered the interior. From the Twelfth Century, it has been a place of daily prayer and a place where the city and diocese have marked great occasions.
- The Bristol Theatre Royal was built during 1764–66 and now the oldest continually operating theatre in England. The Coopers’ Hall, built 1743–44, was incorporated as the theatre’s foyer during 1970–72. Together, they are designated a Grade I listed building by English Heritage. Bristol Old Vic is the theatre company based at the Theatre Royal, established in 1946 as an offshoot of the Old Vic in London.
- The Cabot Tower was built in the 1890s to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the journey of John Cabot from Bristol to land in which later became Canada. The tower is 32 m (105 feet) high and built from red sandstone with cream Bath stone for ornamentation and emphasis. The tower consists of a spiral staircase and two viewing platforms where balconies with wrought iron railings overlook the city, the higher of which is approximately 102 m (334 feet) above sea level.
- M Shed is a museum, telling the story of Bristol, exploring the city’s history from prehistoric times to the 21st century. There are working exhibits on the harbourside including steamboats, trains and cranes as well as a café that opens out onto a public square on the dockside.
- Bristol Museum and Art Gallery is an outstanding museum and well worth visiting. It houses collections from all over the world. Children love this museum as there are family friendly areas where they can listen to stories that come to live with puppets or a stage performance in a crystal cave or create their own dinosaur and listen to animal noises from all over the world. There are great sights for adults from the wildlife galleries full of rare and endangered species to modern art and archaeology. When you’re tired regroup in the cafe and enjoy a meal or a drink then head up to the second floor for some of the latest exhibitions on offer from French art to Bristol’s own 200-year-old silver collection or a stunning display of Eastern Art. Facilities include a cafe, toilets, loop system, events and shop.
- Temple Church is a ruined church building in central Bristol, that was founded in the mid 12th century by Robert of Gloucester and the Knights Templar. Temple Church served as the site for the famous exorcism of George Lukins conducted by Methodist and Anglican clergymen. The church was bombed in World War II and largely destroyed.
- Built in 1849, the Lido in Bristol is one of the oldest surviving Lidos in the UK. The 24m outdoor swimming pool is heated throughout the year to a temperature between 20-24 degrees Celsius. As well as the pool the site has a poolside bar, restaurant and other spa facilities including the sauna, steam room & hot tub.
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