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What makes Bristol one the top destination spots in the UK? Its wide variety of activities, major attractions, events hosting and its unique culture combine to take place in one of the warmest and sunniest areas of England. The area has a long standing reputation for a bright and sunny hospitality which matches its climate, and a wide range of accommodations choices for every budget.

The natural world attractions are a perfect complement for the warm, sunny venue of Bristol. Some of the top animal attractions include the Bristol Zoo Gardens, Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm, HorseWorld, Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park and WWT Slimbridge and these are great fun for all ages. The Blue Reef Aquarium celebrates Bristol’s relationship with the sea in presenting visitors the opportunity to explore over 40 habitats and brilliant selections of sea creatures.

The plant kingdom is also well represented with an amazing exhibit of over 4,500 species located at the University of Bristol Botanic Gardens. More great Bristol gardens can be found combined with architectural attractions at the Berkeley Castle and the Tynesfield National Trust’s Victorian country mansion. Visitors can also survey the stunning scenery of the area by taking an authentic steam train on Avon Valley Railway or through experiencing the views around the famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.

If you want to hit rock bottom in Bristol, you can just go right ahead and do it. The Cheddar Caves & Gorge feature underground rock formations and more cave activities can be experienced at Wookey Hole Caves & Papermill. Visitors who enjoy historical venues that celebrate Bristol’s maritime heritage are sure to enjoy walking the decks of the Brunel’s ss Great Britain ship exhibit. And why not try and test your skill in creating Bristol’s most famous export? Go right ahead and blow a glass bubble at the famous Bristol Blue Glass Factory.

The events scene is especially vibrant in Bristol, representing local customs and the strong cultural resources found in the area. Many of the events tie in with the major attractions like Tyntesfield’s and guests are sure to enjoy great food and wine choices during their 3-day extravaganzas. The Harbour area hosts a number of events and many visitors get a new perspective of the area from the hot air balloon festivals. Events that are centered around music, theatre, fashion and art can be found throughout the year.

The city is known for its blend historical architecture and modern amenities and a great selection of shopping and sightseeing awaits its visitors. The choices in restaurants, pubs and nightclubs attract guests from around the world who wish to sample the best food and drink that England has to offer. All these reasons are only the tip of the iceberg as you'll be sure to come across more hidden treasures. Hospitality and charm are the what unfolds as the common theme on holidays in Bristol, and repeat visits are sure to follow.

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