World Class Attraction

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Bristol has hands-on learning experiences in animation, flight, water and more. Have an out of this world experience at the Millenium Square Planetarium learning how stars are made and locations of Constellations. There is even a special show for little tikes age four and under. Take a break at one of the cafes or restaurants before viewing a live show or create your own television show!

Right next-door is Bristol’s historic Harbourside area home of the Bristol Aquarium. Journey through habitats of salt and freshwater creatures starting with a Bristol Harbour Scene to the Mediterranean, tropical waters and Amazon Rainforest pools. Relax watching a marine topic film in Europe’s one and only four story IMAX 3D Cinema. The number one attraction is the coral seas display where close encounters happen inside a glass cavern and bubble helmet viewpoints. Over forty more exhibits feature lobsters, octopus, archerfish, cuttlefish, piranhas and crabs.

Guided tours of the Harbourside start outside the At-Bristol Millennium Square. Walk back in the time of slavery and pirates with Pirate Pete. You’ll find a treasure chest, visit Treasure Island’s Spy Glass Inn and explore the medieval port during your one-hour adventure.

The heart of Harbourside is the Watershed media center. Here you’ll find independent films, digital media and events. The place to meet the creative people of Bristol is the café/bar offering light meals, drinks and free
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Less than one-tenth mile from Watershed is one of the most impressive hall churches in the world. Bristol Cathedral is open to the public daily.

Close by is the Lord Mayors Chapel. This is the surviving portion of the Hospital of Gaunt built in 1230. Tudor ceilings and glass from throughout Europe adorn the chapel.

Major West End and Broadway productions are performed at the Bristol Hippodrome.
The Hippodrome offers a broad venue of family-friendly musicals, ballet, opera, concerts, comedians and children’s shows.

Let an expert guide give you a guided historical tour of Bristol via headphones while his partner drives the Bristol Tour open top bus. There are twenty stops in all. Ride all day with a twenty-four hour ticket visiting shops and museums.

Back at the Harbourside dock you’ll find the Brunel ss Great Britain, the first ocean liner in the world. Sailing ships took twice as long to travel the same distance as the luxury steamship. Compare the plush and roomy first class accommodations to the crowded bunks in Steerage. Visit the Riggers’ Yard and Great Western Dockyard.

Docked alongside is the Matthew, a reconstruction of the ship John Cabot sailed finding Newfoundland in 1497. Tour and take a harbour cruise in her!