24th March 2012 at 2:15 pm

Bristol – Brunel Walk

I decided to visit Bristol and see what it was like. My only previous experience of the city was the view of the industrial estates from the M5 and from various business trips to Aztec West over the years. So I had a fairly dim view of the place but I have also been meaning to visit it just to see the Clifton Suspension Bridge, so I planned a day out.

I downloaded a walk from the internet and started off at Temple Meads where there is a statue of Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

The walk basically followed the river Avon through the town travelling from east to west.

Next stop was at the Blue Reef Aquarium. I am alway wary after my visit to the one in St Davids, but this one was very good. Little expensive to get in but well worth the money.

Blue Reef Aquarium

Further along, I hopped onto the ferry to cross the river to where the SS Great Britain is located. Another attraction that is well worth the price.

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Eventually I reached the bridge, but my journey wasn’t complete, I still had the 74 metre climb up from the river level to the bridge.

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There were lots of other great places on the way and I have definitely changed my image of Bristol.