My first taste of UK was during my year studying at Bristol- the city is always in my memory as the place which was full of fun, friends, and carefree fun! After 9 years, I was curious to see how much the city has changed.
I guess the first thing I realized is I never truly explored the city- the touristy bits! So it was fun to rediscover the elements that make it so tourist friendly, and what better weekend to explore than when the annual balloon festival is in town!
One of the mos amazing sighs is the Clifton Suspension Bridge- walking along the bridge is an incredible experience. The river Avon below, the greenery around the bridge, and the gorgeous hill with observatory… perfect spot for a picnic!
The balloon festival- the annual event that attracts thousands…. one of the best places is the White Lions bar at Avon Gorge Hotel- the best view of the bridge and to see the hot air balloons….
Clifton village has lots of cute arts and craft stores and boutiques, and as I was walking around, and look who I spotted?
One of the most beautiful landmarks are the Victoria Rooms, with gorgeous fountains outside…
Castle Park is an an open green space by the river, with herb gardens, and the ruins of Bristol castle, and St. Peter’s church. It is a great combination of history, green space, and tranquility by the river.
Other spots that I couldn’t take a picture of:
- Cabot Towers
- College Green
- Bristol Harbor