Your kind of city
Welcome to Bristol, "the capital of the South West". It's a
beautiful, historic city and it's as vibrant and lively now as it's
ever been. Whether it's culture, shopping, eating out, sport or any
other of life's essentials, you'll find them here. It's little
wonder that, with great architecture and stunning views, a host of
cultural attractions and a great range of places to eat and drink,
the city welcomes over nine million visitors every year. You can
find out more about Bristol by visiting Bristol City Council's
website at http://www.bristol.gov.uk/ .
The city has one of the country's widest selections of music,
multimedia and performance venues. You can choose from cutting edge
drama to the best of the West End musicals; rock with laughter at
comedy clubs or just plain rock at dozens of live music venues,
enjoy the perfect pint in ancient pubs or the perfect Martini in
award-winning cocktail bars; and dine in styles from Lebanese to
Latino in the city's excellent restaurants. Or, if you're more at
home outdoors, grab your walking boots or bike and head for some of
Britain's most stunning landscapes, like the Cotswolds, Cheddar
Gorge or the Somerset, Devon and South Wales countryside and coast.
And if that's too much effort, watch other people tire themselves
out at our great selection of sporting venues.
Be it retail therapy or daily essentials, Bristol can provide a
shopping experience to suit every taste and pocket. The best known
high street names and most stylish fashion brands can be found in
the heart of the city at Broadmead and the new £500 million Cabot
Circus development. We have more independent shops than any other
major city and if you head to vibrant locations like Park
Street, Whiteladies Road, Gloucester Road, Clifton Village and the
historic St Nicholas Market, you'll find just the unusual and
individual gift you were looking for.
You can choose to live in the city itself or commute from parts
of Somerset and Gloucestershire. There's housing to suit every
taste and pocket, and Bristol benefits from the Government's
Starter Homes Initiative, offering an affordable foot on the
property ladder for healthcare workers. For housing advice from our
Local Authority see http://www.bristol.gov.uk/ccm/navigation/housing/
or visit rightmove www.rightmove.co.uk.
Affordable rental and shared ownership schemes for NHS staff are
also provided by the Arcadia Housing Group (also known
as Knightstone Housing Association). Accommodation
opportunities are also available from http://www.sovereign.org.uk.
There are first-rate educational opportunities of every sort in
and around Bristol, with primary and secondary schools, Further
Education and Higher Education colleges and, of course, our close
partnership with the Universities of Bristol and the West of
England. For more information about education in and around Bristol
You'll find it easy to get to work; most of our facilities are
close to great public transport and road links; we run courtesy
buses between our sites and offer help with bus passes and rail
season tickets. We also have great facilities and user groups for
bicycles and motorbikes. The city is pedestrian"friendly and so are
we; we're doing our best to support green transport policies and
the Bristol Travel Plan. Please note that parking spaces are
limited and priority is given to those who need them most.
It's easy to get to the rest of the UK and Europe from Bristol;
of all the major UK cities, it's the nearest to London and has
unrivalled rail and motorway links, not to mention one of the
country's fastest growing international airports. Plan a route by
using the RAC's routeplanner at .