Photo: James Clark, Planetarium
The Avon and Frome rivers cut through limestone creating Bristol’s hilly lansdscape.
- What would locals like visitors to know about Bristol?
The Bristol Farmers Market showcases a variety of local food, including cheese, fish, honey, cakes, vegetables, game meat and poultry. All the produce is grown, reared, caught, brewed, pickled, baked or smoked by the stallholders. The market takes place Wednesdays on Corn Street from 9:30am-2pm.
One of Bristol’s best loved parks is at Brandon Hill which boasts excellent views of the city.
The city is home to Massive Attack.
The city is home to Bristol Rugby Club.
Bristol is one of the warmest cities in the United Kingdom, with a mean annual temperature of 10.2-12°C. It is also amongst the sunniest, with 1,541-1,885 hours sunshine per year.
Bristol is 115 miles (185 kilometers) west of London and 13 miles from Bath.
Transportation — There are two principal railway stations in Bristol. Bristol Temple Meads is the main railway station, situated approximately 20 minutes walk from downtown. Bristol Parkway station is located in the north of the city. Bus #73 runs regularly between Bristol Parkway and downtown.
Bristol International Airport is located 8 miles south of downtown. Bristol International Flyer express coach service operates between downtown bus and train stations and the airport. The journey takes about 30 minutes.
Elsewhere on the Web
Bristol Green Capital
Council of Voluntary Services (CVS)
Nature of Britain – BBC
Social Economy Bristol
Sustainable Bristol – Forum for the Future
Walkit Bristol – Forum for the Future
Green Park Station
Radio Bristol – BBC