Round The World and other travels

A frequent flyer's collection of trip diaries

Sep 2017: Bristol

September 2017 brought another opportunity to spend a few days in Bristol as a guest of Bruce, prior to our trip to Iceland.


Situated west of Bristol city centre and adjacent to the Avon Gorge, Clifton is one of the oldest and most affluent parts of the city. Notable sights include Clifton Down, Clifton Observatory, Isambard Kingdom Brunel's Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol Zoo, Clifton Cathedral, and the Royal West of England Academy of Art.

Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

We're not done with Clifton just yet. This impressive facility is also located within the district, although it is only a short distance from the city centre.

Bristol Harbour and the 'M Shed' Museum

ABOVE: Some general views of Bristol Harbour and Spike Island  BELOW: Inside M Shed