A t the border of England and Wales lies Bristol, home to history and heritage, street art, and shipping docks. Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel is set on College Green has been Bristol’s go-to luxury hotel since 1868. As an arts and culture hub, Bristol has so much to explore. The Bristol Beacon, formerly Colston Hall, is a world- renowned concert venue that has hosted The Beatles and Elton John over the decades. There’s the Bristol Hippodrome and the

an attempt to save it from ruin and keep its story alive. One of the ten best markets in the UK, St. Nicholas’ Market is a must. The market, known as St. Nicks, has been trading since 1743 and is now home to several permanent food stalls which showcase delicious delicacies from across the globe. Spe- cial market happenings fill the calendar, from a street food mar- ket, international flavors every Tuesday and Friday and an Indie market every Friday and Saturday. The Banksy Walking Tour gives visitors a chance to visit the iconic artwork around the city Banksy calls home, as well as a few secret works for fans to discover. There are nine locations on this tour, each with its own story and art from early Banksy to more recent works, as well as the work of other notable graffiti artists. Check out Visit Bristol and Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel to plan your visit. –CARLY SILVER

Old Vic, the oldest continually-operating theater in the Eng- lish-speaking world. Explore maritime history with a visit to Brunel’s S.S. Great Britain. Learn the incredible story of one of Britain’s greatest engineers and the famed ship. In 1970, the SS Great Britain Project brought the rusting shell of the SS Great Britain home from the Falkland Islands, braving 8,000 miles of stormy sea, in BRISTOL MARRIOTT ROYAL HOTEL


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