Location, Climate: Bristol is a premiere tourist destination in England. Its location on the southern part of the United Kingdom gives it a warm climate with frequent rainfalls especially during autumn and winter seasons. Enjoy plenty of sunshine during summer so make sure to book a discount hotel in advance for a hassle-free vacation. Find the best selection of discount hotels online. Brief History: Archaeological remains were found at St. Annes and Shirehampton which proves human existence in Bristol during the Paleolithic period. The Brycgstow was discovered in c. 1000 and became a major trade center during c. 1020. Events, Landmarks, Activities: You would surely jump for joy when you visit Bristol in July because of the spectacular events held during that time: the Bristol Harbour Festival which showcases music, dance, theater and circus performances; Pride Bristol which attracts thousands of LGTB communities; and the Foodies Festival which celebrates great food and culinary talent. Bristol has many family-oriented attractions such as the Brunel's ss Great Britain, Blue Reef Aquarium, Bristol Zoo Gardens, Clifton Suspension Bridge and Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park. Those who love to shop would surely be impressed by the Cabot Circus which consists of more than 120 shops. Transportation: Most areas in Bristol are walkable including the Old City, Harbourside and along the quaysides. Another option is by riding a bicycle and there are lots of bike lanes in the city. If you want to enjoy sightseeing, take the open-top bus tours which only operates during summertime. Another way to enjoy the sights, is by taking a boat ride or tour.