Things to See During Your Stay at the Bristol Spire

With Bristol a growing destination for plastic surgery due to its international airport, many people find themselves spending a few days prior to their surgery to explore the city. This article aims to give you a taste of the city’s many wonderful sights so that you know how to spend your time.

The SS Great Britain – Bristol’s Most Popular Tourist Attraction

This former passenger steamship, once the longest passenger ship in the world, remains a phenomenal sight. Over 300 feet long, She was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel to ferry passengers between Bristol and New York City. She was restored extensively during the 1970’s and is now a rare chance to explore the sights and smells of another era. Visitors can explore the kitchens, see the engine roar, and put themselves in the mind of the great Brunel as he engineered it. You can find out more at the http://www.ssgreatbritain.org/.

The Clifton Suspension Bridge

Undeniably one of the great bridges of the world, Clifton Suspension Bridge is viewed most picturesquely from the Downs. Joining Bristol and North Somerset, the upkeep of the bridge has been funded exclusively by tolls since 1864. While the bridge is open 24 hours a day, the visitor centre in Leigh Woods is open between 9 and 5. Here you’ll learn about the design and construction of the bridge, learn how it’s maintained, and even buy a scoop of local ice cream.