As one of Europe's most historic, dynamic and well connected cities, Bristol's character has been largely formed by its history of maritime trade and its development as the commercial and cultural centre for the South West. Its outstanding geographical position with some of the country's most effective rail, road and air links has led to it becoming a major centre for finance, commerce and leisure; blending both the historic and the contemporary to create a vibrant, cosmopolitan destination.
The River Avon runs through the city, with the historic floating harbour as a focal point. Shops, restaurants, cafes and internationally renowned arts centres border the quayside in restored warehouses. Brunel's magnificent suspension bridge dominates the Georgian terraces of Clifton Village and overlooks a breathtaking gorge making the city an exciting and thriving centre.
The University of Bristol is situated in the heart of this magnificent city.
The following websites will give you lots of information about the city, its history and its attractions.