About Bristol

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Bristol is a thriving modern city, with a long history that can be traced back over a thousand years. This history has been dominated by its location near to the sea - thus industries such as food and drink, tobacco, paper, print and packaging have shaped Bristol. Although Bristol is no longer a major port the docks still play a key part in Bristol's life. Bristol has a population of over 0.4 million.



Location within Britain is also a key to Bristol's sucess. The M4 and M5 motorways link Bristol to London, the South-East and the Midlands and the North. In close proximity to Bristol are the Cotswolds, the Mendips, and the Forest of Dean across the new Severn Bridge, as is the city of Bath. If you a thinking of moving here to work then have a look for jobs at Total Jobs or Bristol Jobs Online

The arts flourish, with opera, film, ballet, museums, galleries and music of every kind. Bristol has two main football teams (City and Rovers), two main rugby teams (Bristol and Clifton) and contains Gloucestershire Country Cricket Club's ground. Bristol also has some stunning architecture.

Bristol has two Universities, Bristol University (founded in 1876) and the University of the West of England (formerly a polytechnic). Both have influenced the city, Bristol University also own many of the historic buildings in Bristol.

Some of Bristol's money in the past has come from the slave trade. Some of Bristol's ships traded British goods for slaves, which were then traded in turn for goods such as sugar and tobacco, which in turn were brought back to Bristol. It is also known that some slaves were brought back to Bristol as house servants. A few legacies have remained and it is hoped that any such ill-gotten gains are now used in better ways.

There are many good restaurants in and around Bristol suiting many different tastes.

The tourist information centre is located in St Nicholas Church in the centre of Bristol.

Other Bristol Sites

Bristol City Council Site
BBC Online - Bristol - An excellent site for up-to-date Bristol news.
Visit Bristol
Bristol and Bath - A leisure, business and nightlife guide to bristol and Bath.
Ad Hoc Bristol - Bristol site with some good reviews.
bristol-online.com - Lots of Bristol websites.
Bristol Link - Join the Bristol Link community, forums, free web space and email.
About Bristol - Anline photo tours of historic English city and county of Bristol. Pictures of the old city, statues, churches, landmarks and suburbs.
Rays Guide to Bristol - This site contains a pictorial history and guide to the city of Bristol.
Bristol Taxi Driver - A site for visitors, taxidrivers and the people of our wonderful City of Bristol.
Bristols United - Bristols of the world
Spot Dinky - Owned and run by Honest Dinky, a real cat, visiting places round Bristol and then reviewing them. Have you spotted dinky yet?
That Be Bristle - a free satirical magazine focusing on life in and around Bristol, UK and is published on the internet on a monthly basis.

Bristol Local Websites

Emersonsgreen.net - Your local community website for Emersons Green.
East Bristol website
Shirehampton - Community Web site of the village of Shirehampton.
Fishponds On-line
Fishponds.org
Bradley Stoke - Website of interest to the residents of this new town.
BS30 - Just advertisements at the moment.
BS34 - Aims to provide a comprehensive Directory Service to residents, visitors and businesses.

Bristol Business Support Websites

CreationDesign - Bristol based graphic design and marketing agency.

Near Bristol Local Websites

Westerleigh Village
Yate and Chipping Sodbury
Keynsham On-Line
Wick Village

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