Archaeologist findings set settlement in Bristol, England back to about 60,000 years ago. By the 14th Century this was England s 3rd largest medieval town and the starting point for many important voyages. Museums and art galleries beautifully capture this history and are home to collections of natural history, archaeology, ceramics, arts and local glassware. The dialect of English spoken by some here is known locally as Bristolian or Brizzle which, among other things, adds an l sound to any word ending in o or a.
This still vibrant city now has a population of about 442,000 making it one of the 50th largest counties in England. A diverse city, it offers culture, thrills and relaxation giving it something for everyone. Visit historic houses and churches or art galleries and museums. Relax in one of the city s inner green spaces or visit the rich nearby countryside. Visit England s oldest inhabited castle, many ancient churches or the burial ground of King Arthur. The city also boasts more than 57 different theatre groups and contains several beautiful theatres, some dating back to the 1700s. For the more active members of your group there is riding, karting, skiing, skating, cycling and canoeing. Rock climbing and mountain biking are yours if you re up for the adventure, or perhaps a cycling tour or hot air balloon flight are more to your liking. If you like to experience things that are one in a lifetime why not be a zoo keeper for a day, or drive a steam train all on your own? Many unique experience adventures await you in Bristol. Come and live your dreams.