Explore Bristol on Foot - Victorian Clifton (BOK)

Julia Killingback, Michael Pascoe

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Why not enjoy following this clear and lively guide that will take you on a circular walk around Victorian Clifton? Visit its remarkable landmarks and walk along the grand terraces. See the decorative houses and pretty Victorian gardens - they were obsessed with plant collecting and you will see some of these rare and exotic trees still flourishing in the many parks and gardens of Victorian Clifton today. This walk reflects a boom time in Queen Victoria's reign when Brunel was either hard at work on his famous Suspension Bridge close by or attending to his extraordinary project, the building of the SS Great Britain, down in Bristol docks. His Great Western Railway bought in new business opportunities from London. Bristol's coal mines flourished industry too, and the docks were awash with ships bringing in cargoes of wines, tobacco and other goods. No wonder new housing was needed and Bristol's successful entrepreneurs moved into this new, grand and genteel area as did their staff - Cooks poured over their recipes in the basement kitchens and Governesses ruled the many children (to be seen and not heard) at the top of these vast houses. This walk will lead you to some very special places including (in complete contrast to the elaborate Victorian architecture) the stark, concrete, and Award Winning Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul. Hear of many remarkable past residents. Discover everything from a greedy snail munching its lunch to an original, but still flourishing Victorian Arcade of shops. Enjoy your Victorian Clifton walk!

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Julia Killingback, Michael Pascoe
Forlag
CENTRAL BOOKS
ISBN 9781906477998
Antall sider 44 Dimensjoner 12,5cm x 21cm x 0,8cm
Vekt 200 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Eco-tourist guides