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Stansted Airport is about three hours drive away via the M11 southboundM25 anti-clockwise and M4 westbound motorways. By train you will need to catch a Stansted Express train to London Liverpool Street station, the tube to London Paddington station, then follow the directions below; expect the total journey to take around three and a half hours.
By train[ edit ] Bristol Temple Meads station is located approximately 15 minutes walk from the city centre and has regular inter-city and regional train services from BathBirminghamCardiffEdinburghExeterGlasgowLondonPlymouthSouthamptonSwansea and York.
It is the oldest, continuously and still operating train station in the world. Bristol has a second main railway station in Bristol Parkway, which is located several miles north of the city centre. This station also has frequent services to many of the same locations as Temple Meads.
From London, you can travel from London Paddington station. There are several direct trains an hour and the journey only takes 1 hour 45 minutes. Train times from any location can be found on the National Rail Planner or by calling from anywhere in the UK.Meet the Billionaire of Orange County
By bus[ edit ] National Express operate services to Marlborough St Coach station, located in the city centre, from cities throughout the UK including London. The journey from London to Bristol takes about 2h30min. Tickets are much cheaper if booked in advance online. The journey to London takes about 30 min longer than by National Express.
Megabus have expanded in and now offer direct services to Heathrow and Gatwick Airports and Barnstaple amongst others. Pay the driver on the coach or it is possible to book through Megabus See the website for stop locations.
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By car[ edit ] The M5 and M4 motorways intersect near Bristol and the M32, a motorway 'spur', brings traffic directly into the city centre. The M4 links London with Bristol with a driving time of less than two hours. Maps[ edit ] Visit Bristol the official tourism website for Bristol has free maps of the city  for visitors.
Distinctive blue A3 tourist maps which cover the city centre, the Harbourside and Clifton, are available for free from the Tourist Information Centre on the harbourside and also from locations such as libraries, shops, Temple Meads railway station, hotels and the YHA hostel. Detailed maps for districts within the city such as Fishponds and Lockleazecycle, bus and a very detailed harbourside map are available from the City Council.
On Foot[ edit ] Most locations in central Bristol the Harbourside and Old City areas are reasonable easily walkable, and there are plenty of attractive walking routes along the quaysides and in the pedestrianised central streets. The main rail station Bristol Temple Meads is a little further about 15 mins walk but still accessible by harbourside walkways or by bus.
Bristol walking directions can be planned online with the walkit. Bike[ edit ] Bristol has plenty of bike paths and routes and is at the centre of the National Cycle Network . Sustrans, which manages the network, is based in the city, and has a shop and information centre on College Green, next to the Marriott Hotel.
The staff can provide information on cycle routes throughout the UK. It is also one terminus of the Severn Beach Line which passes through Lawrence Hill and Stapleton Road in the East of the inner city; Montpelier, Redland and Clifton Down in the north before heading north-west to Severn Beach, although off-peak trains terminate at Avonmouth. The Severn Beach train usually runs approximately hourly from to hrs, Monday to Saturday, with a reduced Sunday service from summerbut check details using Transport Direct  before travelling.
By bus[ edit ] Bristol Insight offer open top bus tours with commentary from February-December. Live departure times are shown on most bus stops. As most of Bristol's hotels and places to visit are located near the city centre or are in the upmarket suburb of Clifton, First Bristol's number 8 and 9 buses are probably the most useful for visitors. They follow a route from Temple Meads station to Clifton, passing through the main shopping area Broadmeadthe city centre also handy for the harbourside and the West End on the way.
Visitors planning on using the bus service for anything more than one short return journey may wish to purchase a First Day ticket . This will allow unlimited travel within zones 1 and 2 on most bus services for a one-off fixed fee. An increasing number of Bristol's buses now run 24 hours a day.
Boat[ edit ] Tourist boats at Bristol Harbour Festival, by Jeremy McNeill Because of the way the city centre is intimately interwoven with the old 'floating harbour', a boat is a good way of getting around as well as seeing a lot of interesting sights. Bristol Ferry Boat  runs several ferry services around the harbour, stopping at various quays on route, and even providing a commuter service between the city centre and the main rail station.
The Bristol Packet  offer city docks tours with commentaries daily during school holidays and at weekends throughout the year. They also run regular excursions to riverside tea gardens on the Avon towards Bath and Avon Gorge cruises under the Clifton Suspension Bridge to Avonmouth and back. Number Seven Boat Trips  also offer a ferry service during the summer months. Bristol City Council offers a useful walking and public transport journey planner at . Bristol is quite a hilly city, but if you don't mind walking up hills the walk can be pleasant on a fine day.
By car[ edit ] Driving is probably the easiest way of seeing the surrounding region. Traffic can be an issue however, so public transport, cycle or on foot is best where possible. Parking[ edit ] There are plenty of multi-storey and council or privately run car parks throughout the city.
There is on-street parking throughout, but it can get busy, and a number of residents parking schemes run throughout the city. The main park and rides are at Brislington, on the A4 Bath Road.
These are recommended due to their cheaper fares and ease of access to the busy city centre. For more information, see the Bristol City Council website Taxi[ edit ] Taxis can be an expensive way to get around the city. There are about licensed taxis Hackney Carriages and these can be distinguished by roof signs and meters charged at a rate set by the council. There are a similar number of private hire vehicles without roof signs that need to be pre-booked.
All legitimate taxis and private hire vehicles should have a predominantly yellow council-issued plate at the front and back of the vehicle. More information on taxis and private hire vehicles and a cab rank map can be found at Taxis and Minicabs in Bristol . Uber also runs in Bristol, but these drivers are not required to be licensed. With hundreds of hands-on exhibits to explore, live shows and a Planetarium, WeTheCurious renamed from At-Bristol is one of the UK's biggest and most exciting interactive science centres.
It is the 5th oldest zoo in the world and the oldest outside of a capital city. Open daily from 10am except Dec 24 and 25 and the second Monday in Jan Closing times: Last entry one hour before closing. The world's first iron hulled, screw propeller-driven, steam-powered passenger liner, built by Brunel in and now preserved in a dry-dock alongside the floating harbour. Open weekdays 10am — 5pm; Open weekends 10am - 6pm.
Bristol's major museum and art gallery houses an outstanding and diverse range of objects, from sea dinosaurs to magnificent art. A visit to the region's largest museum and art gallery is guaranteed to inspire! A range of subjects can be found.
From Archaeology to History and Art. It also has a cafe. Open weekdays closed Mondays 10am — 5pm; Open weekends 10am - 6pm. See amazing film and photographs, listen to moving personal stories, encounter rare and quirky objects and add your own memories of Bristol through the interactive displays. From prehistoric times to the present day, M Shed tells the story of the city and its unique place in the world. Possibly the city's most famous landmark, Brunel's 19th century suspension bridge spans the spectacular Avon Gorge at a height of 75m.
A visitor centre is on the other side of bridge. The feeling of creativity she loved, for it rewarded her a feeling of accomplishment, that to this day still exists.
She has gone to many locations to shoot, including various spots around the South West and in Scotland. Her photographs hold a crisp, professional aesthetic. The landscape images speak for themselves and are hard to look away from. Her focus on light captures the natural elements in a high-resulution that is bold, powerful and calming at once.
In addition she uses a special filter and poloriser to enhance the contrast of the colours. Finally she uses Photoshop and Lightroom to hand process all of her images, ensuring that the quality and colour balance is correct. A huge acheievment for any photographer, let alone one who is more recent to the profession. Waking up, I set off up the mountain without seeing any sunlight.
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Half way through I almost turned back, but hopeful that visibility would improve, I continued on. Approaching the peak, the sunrise began to pierce through the dense mist. The horizon lit up orange and red and the sunlight was warm on my face.