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10 reasons why Bristol is great!

16/01/2017 Jo Bailey News

Home to over 400,000 people, Bristol is the largest City in the South West. If you live in Bristol, you’ll agree that it’s arguably one of the best cities in the UK! For us, it’s a great place to fly over in our hot air balloons. Not only does it boast amazing landmarks but it’s made up of stunning greenery and historic buildings. So here is 10 reasons why Bristol is great!

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1 – There is so much to see and do from a history trip to the SS Great Britain to the spectacles of the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge. You’d be lucky to fit everything into one day!

2 – Bristol is the only UK city to have won the title of European Green Capital 2015! We’ve done the UK proud!

3 – Bristol is a city with varied landscape. One minute you could be in a bustling city environment and the next you could be wondering the amazing green landscape of Ashton Court.


4 – Bristol is home to the world’s oldest Methodist church! John Wesley’s New Room in Broadmead was built in the 1700’s.

5 – Bristol has featured in many films and TV programmes. Sherlock, Only Fools and Horses, Doctor Who and Poldark have all had scenes filmed in Bristol!

6 – The chocolate bar was invented in Bristol. All chocolate lovers worldwide have Bristol to thank!

7 – Bristol loves local and has its own currency called the Bristol Pound.

8 – Bristol has its very own cat pub called the Bag O’Nails.


9 – One of the world’s most famous pirates, Blackbeard, was born in Bristol. He had a hideout in Redcliffe Caves and the house he was born in still stands today on the harbourside.

10 – And finally … Bristol is the world’s biggest manufacturer of hot air balloons. Cameron Balloons in Bedminster makes more balloons than anyone else in the world!

If you would like to experience this great city from above then why not buy a balloon flight voucher? Our vouchers are currently on special offer for a limited time only,  starting from just £99 per person.


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