Bristol is the largest city in the
South-West of England and is a vibrant, multicultural 2 university city of 459,000.

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There are at least 45 religions, at least 187 countries of birth and at least 91 main languages spoken in Bristol – which we love and are proud of. Also loving all our parks and green spaces as we are officially a green city and we were name the UK’s first cycling city. We are also a  Fairtrade city.

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Foodies will love it here as we have five Michelin-starred restaurants and have also been named World Vegan Capital by foodie website Chef’s Pencil – there is truly something for everyone!

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Foodies will love it here as we have five Michelin-starred restaurants and have also been named World Vegan Capital by foodie website Chef’s Pencil – there is truly something for everyone!

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Bristol was named as one of the 10 most happiest places to live by The Guardian, and the Sunday Times in 2017 voted Bristol the best city to live in.  And they are not wrong – Bristol is a buzzing city that is rich in culture and has definitely some of the best street art going, including the work of graffiti artist Banksy whose work is scattered around his home city.

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  • Hollywood legend Cary Grant is a Bristol boy – he was born (Archibald Leach) in Horfield, Bristol and had his first theatre role at The Bristol Hippodrome
  • Has two rives – the River Avon and River Frome. The River Avon has the second highest tidal range in the world
  • The first ever bungee jump took place from the Clifton Suspension Bridge in 1979, with members of the Oxford University Dangerous Sports Club
  • Our beautiful Bristol Zoo is the 5th oldest zoo in the world and since then has helped over 175 species from extinction
  • Every British Concorde made their maiden flight from Filton Airfield in Bristol and now you can visit Concorde Alpha Foxtrot at Aerospace Bristol
  • Aardman Animations are based in Bristol, and create well-love classics including Wallace and Gromit, Chicken Run and Pirates!
  • Bristol is the world’s biggest manufacturers of hot air balloons with Cameron Balloons based in the city and Bristol is home to Europe’s largest hot air balloon fiesta every August.
  • Ribena was invented in Bristol at the National Fruit and Cider institute and marketed as a health drink due to its high concentration of Vitamin C
  • BBC Bristol produce a whopping 25% of all the world’s nature documentaries – many of them featuring the legendary Sir David Attenborough
  • Fry’s Chocolate in Bristol was the first company in the world to manufacture chocolate bars, and one of the first to make chocolate Easter eggs too
  • Queen Square is the largest Georgian residential square in England
  • John Wesley’s New Room, in Bristol Shopping Quarter, is the world’s oldest Methodist church
  • The Bristol Old Vic is the oldest continuously working theatre in the English speaking world