Black Pudding (Blood Pudding) Looks like a black sausage. It is made from dried pigs blood and fat). Eaten at breakfast time Recipe Black pudding recipes vary from region to region, some are more peppery and some are more fatty than others
Fish and chips Fish (cod, haddock, huss, plaice) deep fried in flour batter with chips (fried potatoes) dressed in malt vinegar. This is England's traditional take-away food or as US would say "to go". Fish and chips are not normally home cooked but bought at a fish and chip shop ("chippie" ) to eat on premises or as a "take away"
Toad-in-the-Hole (sausages covered in batter and roasted.) Similar to Yorkshire Pudding but with sausages placed in the batter before cooking
Roast Meats ( cooked in the oven for about two hours) Typical meats for roasting are joints of beef, pork, lamb or a whole chicken. More rarely duck, goose, gammon, turkey or game are eaten.
LEGENDS OF BRISTOL PRINCESS CARABOO: Thursday 3 April 1817 was a strange day indeed in the village of Almondsbury, near Bristol; the events that unfolded, quickly brought the village notoriety. An extraordinary woman, wearing a black turban, a plain black dress with a high muslin collar and speaking an incomprehensible language simply appeared in the midst of the village. Apparently exhausted and starving, her entire possessions were wrapped up in a small cloth bundle.
Thinking she was a foreign beggar the villagers took her to Mr Overton, the overseer of the local poorhouse, who, mystified by her language and dress, decided to take her to Knole Park, the home of Samuel Worrall, the county Magistrate.
However, neither the Worralls nor their Greek manservant could understand the girl's language. Although Mrs. Worrall was fascinated by her exotic appearance, Mr. Worrall was more cautious and, using signs, asked for any papers the stranger had with her. She emptied her pockets, but all she had were a few halfpennies and a fake sixpence
In those volatile years following the Napoleonic Wars any mysterious travellers were looked upon with deep suspicion by the authorities who considered them possible spies or political agitators. Thus, foreign beggars risked transportation in irons to Australia if caught acting suspiciously, and the possession of counterfeit money could mean the death sentence. But the girl did not seem to understand the seriousness of these offences.
Pulteney Bridge Pulteney Bridge is one of the world's most beautiful bridges. it is one of a handful of historic bridges in the world with shops built into it. The bridge was an attempt to connect central Bath to land on the other bank of the River Avon.
Clifton Suspension Bridge A visitor centre on Leigh Woods side of Bridge contains displays and artefacts explaining the history, construction and maintenance of this world famous symbol of the city of Bristol. There’s also a retail area that has postcards, greetings cards, information and souvenirs of the Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Berkeley Castle . Is a beautiful and historic Castle, begun in 1117 and still remains the home of the Berkeley family. The Castle is steeped in nearly 1000 years of British history and is best known as the scene of the brutal murder of Edward II in 1327 and for being besieged by Cromwell’s troops in 1645. Over 24 generations of Berkeley’s have gradually transformed a Norman fortress into the lovely home it is today.
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery Tells the story of our world in every display, from the beginning of time to the present day. 19 galleries over 3 floors reveal fascinating cultures, ancient civilisations, human invention and creativity. World-class collections of art, archaeology, geology and natural history are displayedinside this museum.
Roman Baths Visit the heart of the World Heritage Site. Around Britain's only hot spring, the Romans built a magnificent temple and bathing complex that still flows with natural hot water.
Is the last of the great medieval churches of England. Over the past twelve and a half centuries, three different churches have occupied the site of today’s Abbey: An Anglo-Saxon Abbey Church dating from 757. A massive Norman cathedral begun about 1090. The present Abbey church founded in 1499, ruined after the dissolution of the monasteries in 1539 by order of Henry VIII. Bath Abbey
Blaise Castle House Museum and Estate Features a 19th century mansion. Discover objects from centuries past, including Victorian toilets and baths, kitchen and laundry equipment, model trains, dolls, toys and period costume in the museum.
Wells Cathedral Built between 1175 and 1490, Wells Cathedral has been described as “the most poetic of the English Cathedrals”. The first church was established on the site in 705. Construction of the present building began in the 10th century and was largely complete in 1239. It has undergone several expansions and renovations since then and has been designated by English Heritage as one of the most important building
The Circus was the masterpiece of John Wood the Elder. The striking architecture has spawned numerous theories to explain its stark originality. John Wood is also thought to have taken inspiration from the ancient standing stones of nearby Stanton Drew and from Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem. Either way, the Circus is a stupendous creative accomplishment and one of the key reasons Bath was awarded the title of World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The Circus