<ul><li>Bristol is a city in South West England, with an estimated population of 433,100 people.
It’s one of the warmest cities in the UK, with a mean annual temperature of 10.2–12 °C.
The rivers Avon and Frome create Bristol's characteristic hilly landscape.</li></li></ul><li>BRISTOL HISTORY<br />Bristol was a town by the 10th century and by the 11th century had its own mint.<br />It received a Royal Charter in 1155 and was granted county status in 1373.<br />
BRISTOL HISTORY<br />Bristol was in a good geographic position to trade with Ireland and the ports of South Wales.<br />Wool and leather were its chief exports at the time.<br />
Bristol and the sea<br />Bristol owes its status to the sea.<br />It was a port in Saxon times and it remains a port today. Bristol prospered on trade.<br />
Bristol-built ships were constructed using the finest materials and most skilled techniques, and quickly became famous.<br />Sailors visiting the port spawned the famous saying ‘Shipshape and Bristol fashion'. (todo limpio y en su sitio ).<br />
By the 19th century the success of Bristol's port was beginning to decline. However, the arrival of a new chief engineer,Isambard Kingdom Brunel, helped to attract further investment into the area.<br /> Brunel ´s legacy includes theClifton Suspension Bridgethe SS Great Britain andTemple Meads Old Railway Station.<br />
BritainThe SS Great <br />was built by Brunel and was completed in 1843. <br />It was the first ship to be built of iron and powered by steam.<br />