The city of Bristol lies in South West England and is the 12th largest metropolitan area in the United Kingdom. According to the last census, it has an estimate population of 455.000 people, which makes it the 10th most populous city in the country. Bristol is one of Britain’s most popular tourist destinations and this is mainly due to the numerous astonishing landmarks that are located in the city.
Located in a public park on Brandon Hill, Cabot Tower dates back to the late 19th century and was constructed to commemorate the 400th anniversary of John Cabot’s journey (from Bristol to an unknown land that later became Canada). The structure was designed by renowned architect, William Venn Gough and is 105 feet tall. The tower is arguably the most emblematic edifice of Bristol and is visited by numerous travellers from all corners of the globe on a yearly basis.
Officially known as the Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity, this religious edifice lies in the central parts of the city. Built from 1220 to 1877, it is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the United Kingdom. The church was classified as a Grade I building during the late 1950s. Its organ dates back to the second half of the 17th century and was constructed by Renatus Harris. Since then, the instrument has been subjected to many repairs and alterations but its case and pipes have been kept intact.
Wills Memorial Building
This Neo Gothic structure was designed by Sir George Oatley and was commissioned by George and Henry Wills, to honour the memory of their father, Henry Overton Wills III. The construction of the building started in 1915 and ended a decade later in 1925. The memorial is one of the last great Gothic edifices to be built in the United Kingdom. It is 215 feet tall and lies in one of the city’s finest areas, where more and more people are relocating with the help of Andy Removals as they are praised for providing dependable removals from London to Bristol and vice versa. The edifice is currently part of the University of Bristol and houses the School of Law and the Department of Earth Sciences, as well as their libraries.
This amazing hamlet lies in the northwestern parts of the city and comprises of nine small cottages that encompass a green space. All the buildings within the hamlet and the sundial that sits on the green area are recognised as Grade I structures. The cottages of Blaise Hamlet are known as:
- Circular Cottage
- Dial Cottage
- Diamond Cottage
- Double Cottage
- Dutch Cottage
- Oak Cottage
- Rose Cottage
- Sweetbriar Cottage
- Vine Cottage
All the cottages are owned by the National Trust and are not open to the public as they are occupied. However, the hamlet can be explored and the Rose Cottage can be rented as a vacation home.