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  • Bristol Cathedral - Abiyoyo
    that dates back to the final years of the Norman period is remarkable for its pioneering incorporation of pointed arches Its 40 sedilia and carved patterns reflecti various different complex shapes some of them interwoven together in a most extraordinary way The eastern wing of the chapter house was assaulted and almost destroyed by rioters during the 1831 Bristol Riots which was a moment of social protest triggered by unjust electoral practices Thankfully this gorgeous building survived along with the rest of the Cathedral which has been tastefully preserved and maintained in superlative condition Of the numerous art works and decorative features inside the Cathedral the Saxon Harrowing of Hell being the number one Sixteenth century misericords by the hand of Robert Elyot boast astonishing stone carvings based on Aesop s Fables A very rare candelabra from the mid eighteenth century is also to be found within this truly remarkable structure Famous people buried in the Cathedral include the Bishops of Bristol Paul Bush Gilbert Ironside the Elder Thomas Westfield and Thomas Howell as well as numerous members of the medieval Berkeley family of noblemen Bristol Cathedral had its moment of cinematic fame when it appeared in the Richard Burton thriller The Medusa Touch 1978 under the guise of a large London church A grade I listed building Bristol Cathedral continues to be Bristol s most impressive work of architecture 2011 Abiyoyo SL Bristol Bristol is everything that s cool about England rolled into one Few cities offer a more exciting night out whether you want to go drinking in continue Related contents ST Mary Redcliffe and SS GB The Old City II Bristol Broadmead I Bristol Lord Mayor s Chapel Bristol St Mary Redcliffe and SS Great Where to eat to drink Bristol The Old City I Bristol Broadmead

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  • Lord Mayor’s Chapel, Bristol - Abiyoyo
    with the arrival of the Huguenot religious minority in the 1600s Having been appallingly oppressed elsewhere in England and Europe the Huguenots were permitted to use the Chapel for worship and religious rituals Ultimately the friars were banned from the Chapel and the building was acquired by a private corporation These days the structure s outstanding feature is St Mark s Tower an orange brick affair blessed with some delightful vaulted windows replete with stained glass depictions of New Testament scenes The oak door entrance arch was added in the twentieth century in the place of a frontage porch The sundial is in superlatively good condition and tells the time reliably when the weather is good A recent renovation programme scraped off a good deal of plaster from the facade which happily revealed a large number of handsome fifteenth century stone carvings many of them Crusader like figures with beards The contemporary name Lord Mayor s Chapel came into being during the Victorian epoch when Sir Herbert Ashman became Lord Mayor of Bristol J L Pearson is very much the architectural hero of the Lord Mayor s Chapel He is credited with designing the new transept and north cloister both of which were installed between 1888 and 1890 These stand out as the most distinguished aspects of the modern appearance of the building and Pearson is rightly revered as a design genius 2011 Abiyoyo SL Bristol Bristol is everything that s cool about England rolled into one Few cities offer a more exciting night out whether you want to go drinking in continue Related contents Queen Square Bristol The Georgian House II Bristol The Georgian House I Bristol Cathedral Bristol Cathedral St Mary Redcliffe and SS Great Where to eat to drink Bristol Broadmead I Bristol Bristol Cathedral Quarter ST

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  • Cabot Tower, Bristol - Abiyoyo
    a classic example of a monument that uses the distinctive Bath stone as well as elements of sandstone The architect was the great William Venn Gough who was also responsible for such Bristolian landmarks as Colston Girls School and Trinity Road Library At 32m high Cabot Tower is a grade II listed building meaning that the British government has deemed it a site of preservation A touching inscription placed at the time of construction speaks of the peaceful unity between the people of the West of England and the peoples of the Americas 2011 Abiyoyo SL Bristol Bristol is everything that s cool about England rolled into one Few cities offer a more exciting night out whether you want to go drinking in continue Related contents Bristol Cathedral Quarter The Georgian House I Bristol Cathedral Bristol Cathedral Where to eat to drink Bristol The Old City I Bristol The Georgian House II Bristol The Old City II Bristol Lord Mayor s Chapel Bristol Park Street Area Bristol Queen Square Bristol Cabot Tower Area Bristol Lord Mayor s Chapel Bristol Old City Bristol Clifton Village Comments Related TAGS No comments yet To comment you have to log in Not registered yet

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  • Old City, Bristol - Abiyoyo
    seen in Castle Park which has been redeveloped in recent years Here too you will find the handsome remnants of the gaunt atmospheric twelfth century St Peter s Church and its attached herb garden Another key landmark of the Old City is tree lined St Peter s Square which was once a busy venue for market traders but has been updated for the twenty first century there are now German markets and street entertainers here Broad Street is an ancient thoroughfare that has retained much of its heritage architecture such as the Gothic styled Guildhall the Thistle Hotel the late 1700s Christ Church with St Ewen and the fascinating Edward Everard Printing Works whose distinctive Art Nouveau design and W J Neatby mural are real highlights of the whole of the Old City All that is left of the original city walls is an atmospheric feature entitled St John s Gate Its walls tell the legend of Bristol s beginnings in various niches are figures of Brennius and Belinus Dark Ages folk heroes who are said to have 2011 Abiyoyo SL Bristol Bristol is everything that s cool about England rolled into one Few cities offer a more exciting night out whether you want to go drinking in continue Related contents Queen Square Bristol The Georgian House II Bristol The Georgian House I Bristol Cathedral Bristol Cathedral St Mary Redcliffe and SS Great Where to eat to drink Bristol Broadmead I Bristol Bristol Cathedral Quarter ST Mary Redcliffe and SS GB The Old City II Bristol Broadmead Bristol Cabot Tower Bristol Park Street Area Bristol The Old City I Bristol Comments Related TAGS No comments yet To comment you have to log in Not registered yet Sing up here Bristol Mosque Church Mantras ST Mary Redcliffe and SS GB bridge

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  • Park Street Area, Bristol - Abiyoyo
    modern creative son All in all the Old City of Bristol is a physical history lesson and a wonderful insight into the true nature of the conurbation Near Park Street is a classic example of late eighteenth century style called The Georgian House located on Great George Street Anyone who wants to know what it might have been like to have lived in Bristol in 1790 ought to tour round this delightful six floored townhouse that has been lovingly restored The Georgian House also speaks of the dark history of slavery for the original occupant John Pinney owned sugar plantations in the West Indies The House was also the home of Pero a liberated slave and visitors will get to see his reconstructed quarters along with the finery of the master bedroom kitchen and drawing room that the upper class members of the house inhabited The basement is remarkable for its plune pool that was used by Pinney himself as well as the pantry the housekeeper s quarters and the pantry Upstairs is an informative display pertaining to the legacy of slavery and the economic realities of the trade they made possible 2011 Abiyoyo SL Bristol Bristol is everything that s cool about England rolled into one Few cities offer a more exciting night out whether you want to go drinking in continue Related contents Lord Mayor s Chapel Bristol Bristol Bristol Cathedral Quarter ST Mary Redcliffe and SS GB The Old City II Bristol Broadmead I Bristol Bristol Cathedral St Mary Redcliffe and SS Great Where to eat to drink Bristol The Old City I Bristol Broadmead II Bristol Cabot Tower Area Bristol Lord Mayor s Chapel Bristol Broadmead Bristol Cabot Tower Bristol Comments Related TAGS No comments yet To comment you have to log in Not registered yet

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  • Broadmead, Bristol - Abiyoyo
    Nonetheless today there s a wide variety of shops restaurants and other venues to choose from with the futuristic shopping mall Cabot Circus having opened in 2008 and the smaller Galleries shopping centre is also extremely popular Cabot Circus boasts 1 5 million sq ft of floor space and feature such brand boutiques as New Look French Connection Hugo Boss the Disney Store and House of Fraser Its concept is high end in contrast to the bargain oriented shops outside and within the Galleries itself a three story affair opened in 1991 Its food court offers a range of dishes from US style fast food to pan Asian to healthy options such as jacket potatoes The Bristol Ticket Shop located outside the Galleries sells hot tickets to concerts plays musicals and other live events In vaguely the Broadmead area you ll find some of Bristol s oldest and most pleasant public houses The Llandoger Trow is possibly the city s oldest dating all the way back to 1664 and overlooks the historic docks district The Old Duke is a warm and friendly bar where you can catch the latest in local live jazz and sit outside on the cobbled streets with an ice cold cider when the weather s fine On the same street is the legendary Bristol Old Vic where excellent local national and international plays are performed Many acting greats have also trod the boards here too 2011 Abiyoyo SL Bristol Bristol is everything that s cool about England rolled into one Few cities offer a more exciting night out whether you want to go drinking in continue Related contents ST Mary Redcliffe and SS GB Lord Mayor s Chapel Bristol The Old City I Bristol Bristol Cathedral St Mary Redcliffe and SS Great Old City Bristol Broadmead

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  • St Mary Redcliffe and SS Great Britain - Abiyoyo
    born next door to it Today the church is highly regarded for its tan hued Purbeck Marble columns which support a north side porch and hexagonal North African inspired ceiling Sadly much of the medieval stained glass was destroyed in the English Civil War although the sections located higher up have survived requiring a certain amount of repair The SS Great Britain is perhaps Bristol s most important maritime sight As a feat of engineering the SS GB is peerless having combined an ironclad design with a propeller system the latter feature has been effectively restored and is amazing to behold It made many transatlantic journeys that took approximately 2 weeks as well as trips to Australia after the discovery of gold in 1851 Ultimately this fine vessel was scuttled and abandoned in the Falkland Islands before a group of eccentric millionaires funded a daring attempt to tow the SS Great Britain back to Bristol where it has been ever since winning awards for its excellence as a museum Its reconstructed interior is divided into the sumptuous private quarters saloons and dining rooms of the rich passengers and the pen like areas used by the working class passengers The bottom deck is devoted to an edifying interactive museum exploring the science and history of this most splendid ship No visit to Bristol is complete without a visit to the SS GB 2011 Abiyoyo SL Bristol Bristol is everything that s cool about England rolled into one Few cities offer a more exciting night out whether you want to go drinking in continue Related contents Bristol Cathedral Broadmead Bristol Old City Bristol The Georgian House I Bristol Cathedral Queen Square Bristol The Georgian House II Bristol Park Street Area Bristol Bristol The Old City II Bristol Broadmead I Bristol Bristol Cathedral

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  • Where to eat, to drink, Bristol - Abiyoyo
    and microbewery beer Speaking of drinking there are so many options in Bristol you d barely fit them into a month of consistent going out For high energy city centre pubbing and nightclubbing complete with students in fancy dress and a large police presence aim for the area around College Green and the Hippodrome Theatre For something quieter head down to King Street for some of the city s oldest and best looking pubs which include the Llandoger Trow dating back to 1664 the King William Alehouse offering its own excellent microbrewery beers and Old Duke the best place to catch live jazz of all kinds from trad to bebop and everything in between Stokes Croft and Montpelier located to the north of the city is very much the alternative party option with plenty of art galleries cum bars live music and spoken word venues indie cinemas and cooperatively run pubs and eateries For something altogether more classy head up to Clifton Village and enjoy a pricey pint in the garden of the Avon Gorge Hotel The view across the gorge to the Clifton Suspension Bridge is really something else For a more multicultural take on nightlife head down to Easton where you can go to pubs and rub shoulders with people from all over the world and enjoy ethnic treats from such delightful delicatessens as the Sweet Mart 2011 Abiyoyo SL Bristol Bristol is everything that s cool about England rolled into one Few cities offer a more exciting night out whether you want to go drinking in continue Related contents Bristol Broadmead II Bristol Cabot Tower Area Bristol Lord Mayor s Chapel Bristol The Old City I Bristol Bristol Cathedral Broadmead Bristol St Mary Redcliffe and SS Great The Georgian House II Bristol The Georgian House I Bristol

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