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Places Of Interest in Bristol

Places of Interest in Bristol There are plenty of great tourist attractions in Bristol, and no two visits to these places are ever the same, so if you’re stuck for somewhere to go check out our suggests which will hopefully give you some ideas.

At-Bristol [map], Anchor Road, Avon, is a real winner if you want to explore the secrets of the earth, walk through a living rain forest or experience the thrill of a huge Imax theatre because you’ll find all of these attractions in one stunning location. This award-winning venue is suitable for the whole family and you can buy tickets for each attraction or a discounted ticket for all three.

Any history buff will love to pay a visit to Blaise Castle [map], Henbury. This beautiful castle house was built in 1796 by John Harford, a wealthy Bristol merchant and banker. He also built the charming Blaise Hamlet, which is close by, and once housed Harford’s servants and tenants. At the same time the grounds were laid out by Humphrey Repton (1752-1818) a leading landscape gardener.

Today the museum contains items of everyday life from centuries past, including an impressive domestic equipment gallery, a Victorian toy room including the museum’s popular model train collection and old period costumes, in addition to other items of everyday life, and a beautiful picture gallery.

Find out more about the beginnings of Bristol as a city by visiting Bristol Industrial Museum [map] located in the Floating Harbour in an old transit shed for goods coming into the city. Printing, flying, trains, cars, buses, ships are just some of the subjects you can expect to find out about at the Industrial Museum, which contains more than 700 exhibits relating to Bristol’s long and varied industrial past.

Equine enthusiasts will love HorseWorld [map] in Whitchurch, which is a registered charity that looks after rescued horses, ponies and donkeys. Meet the inhabitants and enjoy the delights of feeding time, as well as visiting the impressive Horse Museum and gift shop.

Feel the fresh air circulating through your lungs at the beautiful Avon Valley Country Park [map] in Keynsham. Set in stunning countryside with a river setting, here you'll find many rare and exotic breeds of animals including Llamas, wallabies, deer, ponies, pigs, chickens, turkeys and geese. There's plenty for the children to enjoy, including pets corner, mini steam train rides, outdoor adventure playground, junior assault course, riverside trail, a boating pond and coarse fishing.

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