Bristol – our most romantic city…

arnolfiniBristol is well known for being a great City to live in.  Recently awarded the Green Capital of Europe for 2015, it is fast becoming a popular City break destination.  Known for it’s vibrant arts and music scene it’s the perfect City to live in for both young and old alike.  But is it a romantic place to live?

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Well, I like to think so.  I’ve travelled all over the world and been to many beautiful places, but Bristol is the place where I met, fell in love and settled down with Dan.  A place where (before the kids) we courted, met for dinner, picnicked in the park and partied til dawn.

So when I was asked to write about the most romantic City in the world and why, I knew it had to be my beloved Bristol. So with that in mind Dan and I took ourselves off for a little Saturday afternoon date.  A walk around Bristol’s beautiful harbour and then lunch at Bordeux Quay.

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I love mussels but only seem to have them for dinner on special occasions, anniversaries mainly.  On our first anniversary I cooked them in our tiny rental house, it was such a treat. We sat on the floor in our lounge, in front of a roaring fire to eat them, so romantic!  Every time we eat mussels it reminds us of our time together.

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After lunch we wandered over Peros Bridge and through the ethereal Fogstopping to take many photos of this beautiful art installation.   Fog Bridge is by artist Fujiko Nakaya and is to celebrate Bristol’s status as European Green Capital.  It is meant to highlight climate change and how Cities play a major part of that.

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Bristol is a brilliant, culturally diverse, green and a wonderful place to live, love and raise kids. For all these reasons and more, this is why I am claiming Bristol as the most romantic City in the world.

I was asked by MSC Cruises to write about my most romantic City.

All words and opinions are 100% my own.

  • I AGREE BRISTOL IS A SPECIAL PLACE, I MOVED HERE 33 YEARS AGO AND IT GETS BETTER YEAR-ON-YEAR! IT HAS GREAT CULTURE AND HISTORY, ALSO IT’S THE GATEWAY TO CORNWALL AND DEVON, WALES AND THE COTSWOLDS – BRISTOL HAS IT ALL !!

  • What a lovely choice. I used to live in Bristol, and in fact I’m still very nearby. I used to work in the Arnolfini building in your first photograph, and I know the city well. I’m glad you picked it as your most romantic city. CJ xx

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