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... Shall be travelling University of West England, Bistol!

... Shall be there in mid-july for a fortnight! Please guide what to carry... I am a guy... & what places I could visit, (Coach) Gurbir

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The most important thing to guide to carry is make sure that you have your passport with you and that it is in date and expires long enough after your journey.

Is this your first trip to Europe?

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There are lots of interesting places easily reached on a day-trip from Bristol (if you are going to be there for some time). Bath, Wells and Cardiff are among them, and all accessible by public transportation.

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You should be doing basic research now, especially transport to Bristol.
Doing the work on your own will make you smarter when your travels begin.

Consult:, websites for National Rail and National Express,

Bring your own washcloth, in a zip bag to transport when damp, and find the address of a laundromat ("laundrette", in English English) if the university doesn't have laundry facilities.

If you arrive by air, check the airport website to locate access to ongoing transport.
Bristol is a lively city with an efficient international airport. The city has history in the early days of the industrial revolution, including one of Britain's most famous railroad bridges.

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If you are at the University of the West of England, be sure to check which location within Bristol you will be based. They have a large campus in north Bristol which is actually near Bristol Parkway station (on the rail line to Cardiff & Swansea from London) and not on the rail line to the downtown station - which is called Temple Meads. See map:>,-2.5449699,9503m/data=!3m1!1e3!5m1!1e1

Trains -
You can also travel from either Bristol station by direct trains to the south-west. Exeter is worth as look but the city is a bit of a hike up a hill from the St.David’s station. If you want to see the sea - continue a little bit further from Exeter to Dawlish or Teighmouth. You can also go NE from either Bristol station to Gloucester & Cheltenham & even Birmingham.

Go west to Cardiff is highly recommended.If doing Cardiff, try and visit the St.Fagans Museum located about a 30 minute bus (Easyway 32A) journey west of the city.

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There are actually three campuses of the University of the West of England, but if your visit is sports-related, then it will be the main campus, generally called the Frenchay Campus. As James said, it is closer to Bristol Parkway railway station than it is to the city centre station, called Bristol Temple Meads. However, there are good bus connections to the Frenchay Campus, and a regular rapid bus service (the Metrobus) to the city centre.

There is always something goiing on in Bristol. This weekend the main event is the St Paul's Carnival. Look at for a full list.

Despite what a previous poster stated, the Clifton Suspension Bridge is a road bridge, not a railway one.