About our town
Our office is based in Southville, located on popular North Street. Covering all areas of Bristol, our team have great knowledge of all Bristol areas and can help with any queries you may have regarding the letting or selling of your property. We have experience in property from South to North Bristol, 1 bedroom flats to large town houses located from Bedminster, Stockwood, Whitchurch and Hartcliffe to St George, Yate, Patchway, Brentry and Shirehampton.
Bristol is now one of the most popular cities to live in due to its great history, impressive landmarks and popular events. When visiting Bristol you can see Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s SS Great Britain, Clifton Suspension Bridge and Temple Meads station. If you are interested in history there is the M Shed museum which is all about Bristol past and present. For animal lovers we have Bristol Zoo Gardens and a fantastic aquarium. For shows we have the Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol Old Vic and the Colston Hall all providing a variety of plays, musicals, dance and comedy evenings. There is also the very popular Cabot Circus (named after John Cabot) which opened in 2008 for those shopaholics along with many restaurants, bars and the Showcase Cinema Deluxe.
The Harbourside is lovely to walk along especially in the summer and the historic docks were a huge source of trade for a large number of years. As early as 1420, vessels from Bristol were regularly travelling to Iceland and by 1670, the city had 6,000 tons of shipping, of which half was used for importing tobacco. Bristol Harbour hosts the Bristol Harbour Festival in July of each year, attended by hundreds of ships and boats of all kinds. About 200,000 visitors view the boats, and watch live music, street performances and other entertainments.
In 1996, the Harbour was the setting for the first International Festival of the Sea. A larger version of the annual Harbour festival. The key theme was John Cabot’s pioneering voyage of discovery to the Americas and a replica of Cabot’s ship, the Matthew, was dedicated prior to its re-enactment of Cabot’s voyage the following year. In 2009, the 200th anniversary of the Floating Harbour was commemorated with a series of celebratory events.
As well as the Harbour festivals, Bristol hosts the International Balloon Fiesta every year which always attracts thousands of visitors. The summer also brings the St Pauls carnival bringing local people together. Bristol has also hosted the Gorilla trail in 2011 which raised over £400,000 for vital Gorilla Conservation work and the Wallace and Gromit Grand Appeal supporting Bristol Children’s Hospital. The Gromit trail in 2013 raised £2.3m for the Grand Appeal and this year will be the Shaun the Sheep trail also twinned with London. The sculptures are designed by locals and celebrities to help raise money for charity and bring fun to the city in the summer months.