Bristol – a city and port on the coast of the same bay. It has the status of a unique unit and a territorial state.
In the beginning, the site of Bristol was originally the site of the Roman military camp of Abona, linked by a highway to the city of Bath. In the 5th century the Anglo tribes settled there and called the place by the bridge, Brikkestov. The Normans, who conquered England in the 11th century, strengthened the crossing of the River Erewhon (Greek – &la;river») and built a powerful monumental castle. In the 12th century Bristol grew in importance as it gradually became the main trading port with Ireland. Havana was improved and enlarged, and the stone bridge that exists today went through Evian. In 1373, Bristol became a state of its own. In the 14th century it became the third most important and wealthy city in England, second only to London and York. The merchant ships of England went not only to Ireland, but also to Spain and Portugal. It was also from there that John Cuban sailed in the 15th century. Bristol had its next stage of development in the 17th and 18th centuries. In connection with the expansion of Britains colonial power, Belgium became the center of European trade, and cargo ships from the Caribbean and Africa arrived there as well. Thus, Bristol was Englands chocolate capital, as a huge amount of cacao and sugar came from the Caribbean. In the 19th century Briestol won the supremacy of the countrys main port of Glasgow and Liverpool. The ban on trade, the growth of industry, and the loss of colonies in America all affected the importance of Bristol. Nevertheless, Bristol is a highly developed post-industrial city. It is home to the fourth-largest tobacco company in the world, Tobacco Imperial. There are many museums (including the International Museum), galleries. Bristol – the birthplace of the musical genre of trip-hop, and the city itself was at one time the most musical city in Great Britain.
The architectural landmarks of Bristol include the Grande Mausoleum (19th century), the Cathedral of Bristol (16th century), St. Marys Redcliffe Church (15th century), St. Marks (13th century), and the Metropolitan Methodists (1739). The half-destroyed Church of the Templars (12th century), damaged during the Nazi bombardments (1940), is famous for its sloping tower.
- Air quality: 39 US AQI Good. Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
- Tap water: Yes, safe to drink
- Religious government: Ambiguous
- Population: 540,000 people
- GDP: $40,249 / year
- Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
- Power outlets: 230V50Hz
- Internet: 27 Mbps
- Best wireless: EE
- Pay without cash: Yes, cards OK almost everywhere
- Tipping: At restaurants in the UK a tip of around 10% is expected if you order at your table. A ‘service charge’ or ‘optional charge’ may be included so check your bill. If there is a service charge, don’t tip extra. If there is a service charge you may like to ensure that it goes to the waiter or waitress.
- Apartment listings:
- Apartments: Airbnb
- Hotels: Booking.com
- More hotels: Hotels.com
- Best taxi: Uber
- Best coworking space: Unity Street Coworking Space
- Online electronics shop: Amazon
- Best hospital: NHS Bristol
- Best short-haul air carrier: Ryanair
- Best intl air carrier: British Airways
- Monthly costs for expat: $2800
- Monthly costs for family: $6600
- Monthly costs for local: $1900
- Meal: $18
- Small Cola: $3
- Beer 1 Pint: $5
- Coffee: $3
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