Old Dec 21, 17, 3:17 pm
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Other things to do during your trip to Bristol

Obviously, I hope you'll come to the DO for the Concorde Museum and the evening drinks and meal as the primary reason, however, while you are here, do consider checking out the following other interesting sites in the area:

The Clifton Suspension bridge designed by the great engineer Brunel, which you may have seen in some pictures of the last flights of the BA Concorde (which also was designed locally):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clifton_Suspension_Bridge

which you can also see and admire the views from this terrace at the Avon Gorge Hotel (and has some lovely pints to try as well…but you need a cab to get there):

Avon Gorge Hotel | Bristol

The SS Great Britian (before the days of airlines and FF schemes but the Concorde of her day:

Visit Bristol's No.1 Attraction | Brunel's SS Great Britain

The street here for sitting down and people watching while enjoying a pint and listening to music or admiring one of the oldest pubs in Bristol:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Old_Duke

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llandoger_Trow

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bristol_Old_Vic

Visit the M shed (Bristol's Museum):

M Shed | Bristol Museums

Catch an indépendant movie and free wifi at the watershed downtown:

http://www.watershed.co.uk

Eat at a great local restaurant on the floating harbour:

http://www.riverstation.co.uk/home

Or try out the Michelin starred Casamia restaurant:

Casamia Restaurant - Bristol

across the way check out the Arnolfini for arts:

http://www.arnolfini.org.uk

Find out about where the expession 'to pay on the nail' came from and how railway caused two minute hands on a clock at this location:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Exchange,_Bristol

Have a look at the Matthew which is a replica of what John Cabot sailed to North America from Bristol in 1497:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_(ship)

Cabot Circus for shopping nearby (walking distance):

http://www.cabotcircus.com

Clifton Village for bars, restaurants, shops and people watching:

http://visitbristol.co.uk/things-to-...village-p23191

Check out the latest completely independent and vibrant area by the waterside called Wapping Wharf:

Wapping Wharf

Or walk along Gloucester Road, a thriving alternative shopping area;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloucester_Road,_Bristol

and much more, for ideas about the music, arts and vibrancy of Bristol this is a good place to start:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bristol_underground_scene

Park Street for bars and a feel of what Bristol is like:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_Street,_Bristol

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