View of the Cabot Tower in Bristol, UK, from the Brandon Hill park
For the most impressive and sweeping views when you visit Bristol, England, head to the top of Cabot Tower. The 105-foot-tall tower was built in the 1890s to celebrate the 400th anniversary of explorer John Cabot's departure from Bristol and his accomplishment of being the first European to visit North America since the Vikings. From the top, you'll have panoramic views of the city and its harborside.
Spray Painted Graffiti On Metal Shutters.
One of the best things to do in Bristol, England, is explore the graffiti. Street art is one of Bristol's most defining characteristics. From protected murals to smaller tags on window shutters and public walls, street art is scattered throughout the city. Make sure to visit Stokes Croft, Nelson Street and the Dean Lane skatepark in Bedminster for the most eye-catching street art. Bristol is also home to several works by Banksy, the famous graffiti artist, who calls the city home.
Consistent with its ancient roots, Bristol is a city filled with history and culture. The Bristol Museum and Art Gallery has many impressive collections, including Egyptian mummies, modern art and even the fossils of a local dinosaur. M Shed, in the Wapping Wharf area, focuses on Bristol's evolution as a city. And for a truly unique museum experience, you can hop aboard the SS Great Britain, a 19th century museum ship that was once the largest passenger ship in the world.
For classic British fare on your Bristol, England, trip, head to the Clifton Sausage, a local eatery specializing in an English staple: sausages, mashed potatoes and gravy. If you're craving a more international flair, you have to check out St. Nicholas Market, a collection of independent traders. You'll find food stalls selling Kurdish naan, jerk pork, falafels, local pies from Bristol and more delectable cuisines from around the globe.
Bristol is defined by its independent shops, and there's no better place to get acquainted with the city's boutiques than Gloucester Road — the longest independent shopping street in Europe. Gloucester Road and Stokes Croft are lined with retro, vintage and alternative shops. For higher-end boutiques, head to Clifton Village and the Bristol Shopping Quarter, both of which are full of mainstream staples.
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