how to spend a day in bristol

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The beautiful harbor town of Bristol sits about an hour away from the border with Wales. Although somehow I managed to visit on the UK’s hottest day of the summer, we still managed to visit the highlights of this fun city, before hiding from the sweltering heat in a cool cafe.

The SS Brunel is a massive five-mast boat harbored at the Great Western Dry Dockyard built by Brunel as the first luxurious ship to sail the seas. A museum adds to the experience, giving visitors a peek into it’s history and adventures out at sea.

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From the museum, we walked along the harbour side to get to the first bridge across the river. The walk is about 20 minutes, giving ample time to view the beautiful variety of boats and houses and dockside stores lining the riverside.

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Perched at the top of Brandon Hill across the water from the Brunel Museum sits the Cabot Tower with 108 steps to conquer giving anyone sore calves. It’s a jaw-dropping view from the top though, which sort of makes the whole ordeal worth it!

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There is a mini ferry crossing directly across from the museum that costs 80p, which we took on the way back after our circle walk through town.

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*Including photos by Michelle & Shaun

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