Straddling the River Avon, the city of Bristol has an illustrious history as one of England’s oldest ports. It was also a trading center and Royalist headquarters during the English Civil War. Along with more than 30 art galleries and several parks, Bristol houses many family attractions such as the Bristol Zoo Gardens and We The Curious, a science and arts center specially designed to engage young minds. Experience the hustle and bustle of the city by booking your ticket from the Allegiant Airlines Official Site.
- Bristol Floating Harbour: Traditionally known as the Floating Harbour, the area is home to numerous museums and galleries. It’s also where you’ll find top attractions such as the Bristol Aquarium, the ‘We The Curious’ science center, and the Arnolfini visual arts, performance and music center. Travel in and around Bristol is made accessible because of Bristol Ferry Boats that operates five ferries on the Avon River. This agreeable mode of transport offers inexpensive passes that let you hop on and off at critical points of interest around the city.
- Bristol Cathedral: The Bristol Cathedral was constructed as the church of Saint Augustine Abbey originally, and it took over 600 years to achieve its present form. Among the many exciting features of the cathedral is the rectangular chapter house, with its decoration of zigzags, interlacing and fish scale patterns. Also, search for the Great Gatehouse, built in 1170, as the gatehouse for St. Augustine Abbey which has early examples of the use of pointed arches. The east end was decorated by Abbot Knowle between 1298 and 1330. The central tower was completed in the 16th century, and the towering west facade is from the 19th century. The church was given cathedral status in 1542. Its beauty is truly a sight to take in, so go ahead and make your Allegiant Airlines Flight booking now.
- Llandoger Trow: The famous triple-crowned, half-timbered Llandoger Trow building on King Street was built in 1664. It is where Alexander Selkirk has said to have told the story of his shipwrecking to Daniel Defoe, who honored the tale in ‘Robinson Crusoe.’ The Llandoger Trow was also the framework for Admiral Benbow.
- St. Mary Redcliffe: As described by Queen Elizabeth I, St. Mary Redcliffe is known to be “the fairest parish church in England.” Builtin the 13th century and broadly renovated during the 15th century in the Baroque style, this church is found on the southern side of Floating Harbour and derives its name from the red cliffs on which it stands. With its slim, clustered pillars and reticulated vaulting, hexagonal porch, and richly decorated doorway, it perfectly displays the wealth of Bristol’s wealthy merchants.
- Clifton Suspension Bridge: Work of the famed British architect I. K. Brunel, the spectacular Clifton Suspension Bridge courses the 260-foot-deep Avon Gorge on the west side of the limestone plateau as Clifton Down and Durdham Down. Watch for birds flying above the Clifton side or climb up the Observatory Hill in Clifton for an aerial perspective of the bridge.
- Bristol Old City: Bristol is a burrow of historic buildings from a long stretch of the city’s history. One of the most appreciated landmarks is St. Stephen’s Church, located in St. Stephen’s Avenue, the parish church of Bristol, dated from 1476. Look at the inner side for the tomb of Martin Pring, the discoverer of Cape Cod Bay in Massachusetts, and the colorful effigy of George Snygge.
- Bristol Museum and Art Gallery: Bristol Museum and Art Gallery has three floors filled with Egyptian mummies,dinosaurs, wildlife, pottery, gemstones, glass, oriental arts, and also a collection of Old Masters. An entire section is dedicated to I. K. Brunel and his many technical achievements. With its old furniture and fine Elizabethian room, the nearby Red Lodge Museum focuses on the human side of history.
Now that you know what to do while you’re visiting Bristol go ahead and book your Allegiant Airlines Ticket from the official website.