Bristol is a city in Southwest England, within its region, it is a centre for culture, education and employment. It is a port city and a traditional trading area but the economy no longer relies on trade at the Port of Bristol. The city docks have been transformed into heritage and cultural sites. Today, Bristol?s main industries are electronics, creative media, and aerospace industries.
Sights to see include the Brunel?s SS Great Britain, the ship that change the world as the finest ocean liner. The ship offers tours for visitors. Buy a ticket for tours and get entrance for a year. The ship has been restored and fitted with audio and authentic ?smell? tours after the ship returned to Bristol from the Falkland Islands. It is considered the jewel of the Bristol docks. Visitors may enjoy a tour of the SS Great Britain but they cannot ride it out on water. Instead, hop on Bristol?s Ferry Boats and tours, for a relaxing ride through the city, passing the historic floating harbour and the Watershed. Riding a ferry is also the quickest way to get to Bristol?s tourist dock sites. For the seasick, try the Avon Valley Railway, a heritage steam railway of Bristol and Bath. Ride the ancient train on a six mile round trip that passes the River Avon Valley.
Get around Bristol by buy, train, car and boat. Save on bus fare by visiting the Tourist Information Centre on Harbourside, they sell multiple journey tickets for buses and tours by bus and ferries. City Sightseeing Buses are available for city tours, on a hop on, hop off system. Access the public bus routes and timetables from the Bristol public transportation provider, First Group. The city is car friendly and parking is usually not a problem.