About the Bristol, England Program

The Bristol program is a USAC partnership program. Learn more about on-site program elements and the city itself below.

About Bristol

  • Population: approx. 500,000
  • Distance from London: 170 miles
  • Distance from Paris: 281 miles

The city docks of Bristol Harbour have been restored, with dockside warehouses converted into houses, offices, shops, art galleries, and cinemas.

The city docks of Bristol Harbour have been restored, ...

Bristol is the largest city in southwest England and only about 90 minutes from London by train. It is serviced by an international airport offering daily flights to and from many international locations, including Newark Liberty International. Bristol is full of history as it was the most important city in England outside of London until the early nineteenth century and a major port. It traded with the West Indies, West Africa, and continental Europe, importing the wines and sherries that made it famous, and was one of the major ports from which colonial explorers departed.

Today Bristol is a thriving, beautiful modern city and a major financial and industrial center with the biggest aerospace complex in Western Europe. The city is filled with parks and gardens, interesting alleys and lanes, and distinguished Georgian houses set in the hills. The city is filled with parks and gardens, a city center dating from the medieval times, and distinguished Georgian houses set in the hills. The harbor is filled with a collection of sailboats, yachts, and ships. Set on a hill, the city is full of picturesque scenes of water and bridges.