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Why Bristol?

VIBRANT – MULTICULTURAL – EXCITING

 

Bristol is a city like no other. Located in the South West of the country, Bristol offers its residents and visitors the best of England.

Annual festivals such as The International Balloon Fiesta and The Harbour Festival make Bristol a leading world city of excitement.

The two renowned universities and multiple colleges make Bristol a magnet for those wishing to study at higher level education of the highest standard.

From Banksy’s street art scattered throughout Bristol, to the multiple music and art venues, Bristol is an artistic city whose art and passion is constantly evolving.

Let’s take a look at the various fabulous attractions which are within walking distance to our language centre.

 

St. Nicholas Market (1 minute from Language Connected)

St. Nicholas Market, also known as “St Nicks Market” is Bristol’s largest collection of independent shops. This wonderful and vibrant market is completely covered so you can explore everything it has to offer in the worst of English weather!  This market includes food stalls with international cuisine, pottery, art, music, fabric and wonderful souvenirs. It’s hard to believe, but this market has been trading since 1743.

After your morning or afternoon lessons, St Nicks is a great place to go and re-energise.

 

Llandoger Trow Bristol (5 minutes from Language Connected)

Credit to Patrick Metcalfe

 

The Llandoger Trow is one of the many fantastic pubs in Bristol City Centre.

It’s been open since 1664 and has quite the history. It is said that this pub inspired famous English author Robert Louis Stevenson to write the famous story Treasure Island. Daniel Defoe, another famous author, supposedly got his inspiration for his novel Robinson Crusoe.

The pub is also supposedly haunted. There are apparently 15 ghosts whose footsteps can be heard on the top floor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bristol Harbourside (5 minutes from Language Connected)

 

 

Bristol Harbourside is a beautiful place to explore where art meets history. This was once a place where sailors and traders met to share stories, news and do business. Now, Bristol Harbourside is an attractive and modern place to eat, shop, and of course, relax by the water.

 

Cabot Tower    (10 minutes from Language Connected)

Cabot Tower is a 105ft stone tower which was built in 1897 in honour of John Cabot. Cabot was a famous explorer who sailed from Bristol to North America 400 hundred years ago.

Located on Brandon Hill, the oldest park in Bristol, you can enjoy great panoramic views of the city when you climb to the very top.

 

Clifton Suspension Bridge (30 minutes from Language Connected)

Without a doubt, the Clifton Suspension Bridge is the most iconic landmark of Bristol. Renowned Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel designed this bridge, although he never lived to see his creation which was completed 5 years after his death in 1864.

This beautiful piece of structural engineering sits between the cliffs of the Avon Gorge and attracts visitors worldwide. It’s free to walk across and the view is absolutely breath-taking.

After enjoying the stunning scenery, we recommend taking a 2 minute walk towards Clifton village. This affluent village, is a mixture of gorgeous architecture, cafes, restaurants and shops; the perfect place to end your wonderful trip to the suspension bridge.

 

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