Bristol is no longer defined by its former mantra of ship-building and manufacturing. The city is transforming itself into a classy, very refined place to visit.
Old industry is being replaced with new nightlife, modern cuisine and nightlife to rival any in England .
Visitors can enjoy the variety of restaurants, including high end Pan-Asian to classic Mediterranean to traditional British food. Shopping is also popular, and St. Nicholas Market and the Mall Galleries offer something for anyone looking to make a purchase or simply window shop.
Bristol now hosts multiple museums and art galleries, including the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum and the City Museum and Art Gallery. The Bristol Cathedral is also a popular tourist destination.
If you’re travelling to Bristol from within Britain, travel by land. Busses and trains service domestic locations, including most English cities from London to Stratford-upon-Avon to Glastonbury. Busses depart to most locations frequently, from daily to every half hour.
Trains leave to London, Exeter, Plymouth, Penzance, Glasgow, and Birmingham . Bristol acts as a major rail hub for the rest of England.
Bristol International Airport (airport code BRS) was the ninth busiest airport in the United Kingdom in 2009. Twenty five airlines fly into and out of Bristol International.
The busiest routes out of Bristol International Airport include flights to Dublin, Edinburgh, Amsterdam, Glasgow , and Alicante.