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SEE NO EVIL
Before 20 August 2011, Nelson Street in Bristol city centre was a nondescript corridor of bleak, grey buildings. Now it hosts the most ambitious permanent street art project ever to take place in the UK, See No Evil. The project was the brain-child of street artist Inkie. Leading street artists from around the world in Bristol have transform the facades of ten multi-storey buildings along the street over the course of a week - and in doing so they made Nelson Street one of the world's largest outdoor art exhibitions.
The world famous Clifton Suspension Bridge was designed by the great Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, although he never lived to see his creation finished in 1864. Designed in the early 19th century for traffic, it still meets the demands of 21st century commuter with 11-12,000 vehicles crossing it every day. Symbol of Bristol, the Bridge, drawing thousands of visitors a year.
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, inside the beautiful Edwardian building at the top of Park Street and the bottom of Whiteladies Road, tells the story of Bristol in every display to the present day. Nineteen galleries over three different floors reveal fascinating cultures, ancient civilisations, human invention and creativity. With thousands of amazing objects on display, one visit just isn't enough. The Museum display collections of art, archaeology, geology and natural history. The Museum also has dynamic exhibitions and events programme throughout the year.
At-Bristol Science Centre is a interactive science centre offering an amazing world. At-Bristol involves people of all ages in an incredible journey through the workings of the world around us. The chrome-plated, futuristic sphere in Millennium Square is where you'll find the Planetarium, where you can sit back and take a trip to the stars beneath a domed screen. With action-packed exhibits, live shows and the Planetarium, At-Bristol really is one of the UK's most exciting interactive science centres.
The spectacular Bristol Aquarium in Bristol's historic Harbourside area is a real undersea safari. Bristol Aquarium showcases are designed to inspire deeper understanding and appreciation of the natural world from the British coast through warmer waters to exotic tropical seas. Highlights include a life-size recreation of a sunken ship and a Bristol harbour scene. The Bristol Aquarium transports visitors to the spectacular underwater gardens of the Mediterranean and the stunning beauty of tropical waters, which are home to everything from sea horses and puffer fish to living corals and tropical sharks.
BRISTOL ZOO GARDENS
A visit to Bristol Zoo Gardens is an adventure into an exciting animal kingdom, all set within 12 acres of beautiful gardens. Visitors will come face to face with over 400 species of exotic, endangered animals. Visitors to Bristol Zoo can see the family of gorillas, including gorilla baby, Kukeña, stroll through the tropical Butterfly Forest or become immersed in the impressive Penguin Coast. Some other Zoo favourites include: Monkey Jungle, Reptile house, Asiatic lions and the Aquarium.
Santa's Lapland specialises in short breaks (3 or 4 day) to see Santa in Lapland. These magical holidays are a once in a lifetime chance to take the kids to experience this amazing Arctic winter wonderland and enjoy a private meeting with Santa. The classic short break or the slightly longer break to visit Santa in Lapland include flights from Bristol, and a transfer at the other end.