Bristol University receives more applicants than any other in the UK, on average 20 per place. TRUE
Bristol contains fewer than 25 parks, it is one of the most built up and least green cities in the UK. FALSE. Bristol contains 450 parks and is the greenest city in the UK, with more open space per person than any other urban area.
Bristol is the UK’s first official ‘cycling city’ with miles of cycle tracks. TRUE
The Theatre Royal is Bristol’s newest theatre experience. FALSE it is the UK’s oldest continuously open theatre, staging productions since 1766!
Bristol is the 12 th largest city in England. FALSE it is the 6 th .
Banksy, (aka Robert Banks- probably ) born in Yate. World’s most famous urban graffiti artist, now selling work (incl to Brad and Angelina) for £300,000+ TRUE
Bristol is ‘twinned’ with Bordeaux in France, Hanover in Germany and even Guangzhou in China. TRUE we were one of the first cities to join ‘twinning’ in 1974.
Bristol is one of the wettest and coldest cities in the UK due to it’s proximity to the coast. FALSE Our southerly position means we are one of the sunniest, and rainfall is much lower than north west England (which is much higher above sea level)
Bristol and it’s surrounding counties brought in nearly £50 billion to the UK economy in 2004, making it the 3 rd most financially important city. TRUE and Bristolians are wealthier than the UK as a whole on average, with longer life expectancies and greater happiness.
Bristol was awarded the 2008 accolade, ‘European Capital of Culture’. FALSE we were a finalist, but lost out to Liverpool.