Bristol’s City Centre and Old City are the city’s core and provide an excellent taste of culture, cuisine, history, and amazing shopping choices. A visit to Bristol’s centre should be on the agenda for any trip, there is a lot packed into a little area, including Central Bristol and the Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol’s Old City and Bristol Old Vic, Park Street and College Green, and the Christmas Steps Arts District.
The heart of Bristol really does have everything and still more. If you’re looking for a location to call home that is also a great place to shop, a great place to eat, and a fabulous place to enjoy a pint in a pub that’s older than you, Bristol should be on your radar. The city centre is a bewitching, endlessly intriguing mesh of districts all clearly defined and deserving of your attention.
More than any other English city, Bristol’s central district has been moulded by history. The historic centre of the city was located just to the north of Bristol Bridge; the now-lost Mary-le-Port street, which was extensively bombed during World War II, was a narrow, merchant-heavy route that connected to Mary-le-Port Church, Wine Street, and Corn Street.