Bristol offers top class entertainment, unique attractions, quality shopping and a diverse history. It is the perfect holiday or staycation destination for families, couples, solo travellers or groups.
The Bristol area has been settled since the Stone Age and there is evidence of Roman occupation. Maritime connections to Wales, Ireland, Iceland, western France, Spain and Portugal brought a steady increase in trade in wool, fish, wine and grain during the Middle Ages. Bristol became a city in 1542 and trade across the Atlantic developed. The city was captured by Royalist troops and then recaptured for Parliament during the English Civil War. During the 17th and 18th centuries the transatlantic slave trade and the Industrial Revolution brought further prosperity. The late 18th and early 19th centuries saw the construction of a floating harbour, advances in shipbuilding and further industrialisation with the growth of the glass, paper, soap and chemical industries aided by the establishment of Bristol as the terminus of the Great Western Railway. In the early 20th century, Bristol was in the forefront of aircraft manufacture and the city had become an important financial centre and high technology hub by the beginning of the 21st century.
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Future Inn Bristol is the ideal choice for both business and leisure stays, located in the city centre, next to Bristol’s popular shopping centre, Cabot Circus. It is close to the business district and within walking distance of numerous nearby attractions. Future Inn Bristol offers a convenient location with easy access to the M32 and M5 and is just a mile from Bristol Temple Meads Station.Cabot Circus,Bond St,Bristol.BS1 3EN