5 interesting Facts about Bristol

Bristol is an extremely historically and culturally rich area of the country. There is so much to learn about the city and its roots that will only make you want to visit the city even more.

  1. Bristol is its own county

Bristol was granted a counter charter in 1373 but King Edward III. It expanded to include suburbs such as Clifton in 1835 and became a county borough when the designation was introduced in 1889.

  1. Bristol became a city in 1542

The former Abbey of St. Augustine became Bristol Cathedral in 1542, there for granting Bristol city status.

  1. Isambard Kingdom Brunel never saw the Clifton Suspension Bridge finished

Unfortunately, the designer of the great bridge in Clifton died before it was ever completed.

  1. Bristol Zoo opened in 1836

This makes is the fifth oldest zoo in the world!

  1. Clifton Suspension Bridge was originally designed to cater for horse-drawn traffic.

Now the bridge serves as a crossing for over 4 million vehicles a year.

If you are looking to visit Bristol or even move to the area, there is much more to experience. Each road and alley way has its own piece of history attached to it. You could spend months here learning about the history and culture that has shaped the county.

For the best accommodation in Clifton, visit Beech House serviced apartments. They offer luxury apartments at the best prices. You can also book long-term stays, meaning you’ll be able to have a home-from-home for exploring Bristol and the surrounding areas for as long as you need.

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