"@Bristol" a world-class learning and leisure experience, where genuine access for all will be combined with extensive on-site and outreach education programmes and lifelong learning opportunities. Located between the waterfront and Bristol Cathedral "@ Bristol" includes three main elements:
Explore "@ Bristol" is an involving hands-on science centre where visitors will find ideas to ignite their imaginations and fire their enthusiasms. An intriguing place, full of interactivity offering every visitor the opportunity to make their own discoveries. The centre also includes a planetarium, education centre and laboratories.
Wildwalk "@ Bristol" is a completely new approach in interpreting the natural world that will change visitors' perceptions forever. The innovative Wildscreen building also includes a giant screen IMAX cinema which will show both 2D and 3D films, an educational space plus a café, shop and terrace area.
Open Spaces "@ Bristol" offers a stimulating starting point for a day out, or a delightful place to enjoy a summer's evening. Shops, cafes, sculptures, water and light features and artwork. An exciting programme of events will include live entertainment, multimedia activities, demonstrations & workshops.
It is impossible to ignore the works of the great Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel in Bristol. Visitors arriving by train via London are travelling on his Great Western Railway and pass en route the Box Tunnel, a stupendous piece of engineering. Bristol is home to Temple Meads Old Station, the SS Great Britain and the Clifton Suspension Bridge, which now has its own fascinating Visitor Centre.
Bristol has an abundance of open spaces to enjoy, set near the Cheddar Gorge and the thickly wooded slopes of the Avon Gorge, which reaches almost into the heart of the city. One of Bristol's highlights, is its estates, such as Ashton Court, Blaise Castle and Oldbury Court.
Bristol is linked to Bath by cycle path, which follows the course of the old Midland Railway, and a walkway, which follows the course of the river Avon.
Take a journey into the Pre-History of Wiltshire; discover the attractions of Stonehenge and Avebury, with a detour to the cathedral city of Salisbury as well as the beautiful Kennet and Avon Canal.
Bristol is the ideal touring base, within easy reach of the Cotswolds, South Wales, the Somerset countryside and coast and the mysterious and ancient landscape of Wessex.