Bristol is the capital of South West England. It lies 105 miles west of London. The city has an estimates population of 416,400 and a surrounding urban area population of 561,500 residents. Bristol is the United Kingdom’s 8th most populous city.

Map of Bristol, the Bristol Channel & Surrounding Towns & Cities

Bristol is home to one of the UK’S Dental Schools and is a keen provider or postgraduate education for the profession. Outside of clinical activities, Bristol has become one of the UK’S most vibrant cities given the large amount of recent reinvestment into the city. It also lends itself to high energy as a direct result of having a large student population.

Bristol is split into 35 wards, each with differing subcultures and population groups. One of the more affluent districts is Clifton, located near Bristol City Centre. Clifton boasts some of the city’s more unique and independant venues, including the more traditional cider public houses, such as the Coronation Tap. It is also home to the world famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.

Clifton Suspension Bridge

The city is also well know in the art community throughout the world and the UK, and is home to the infamous ‘Banksy‘, the graffiti artist.

Bristol is served by both the M4 & M5 motorways, making easy access to the coast, West Midlands, and of course London. Weston-Super-Mare is a well used local coastal resort, which is only 18 miles away. For those interested in one of the most beautiful towns in the country, then Bath, is only 13 miles away.

View from Prior Park, Bath over gardens and the Palladian Bridge towards the City of Bath.

The history of bath, and the unique architecture is breathtaking. Truly inspirational.

Leisure & Activities:

Bristol Botanic Gardens
Cosmopolitan Harborside Developments
Glastonbury Music Festival
Yachting, Watersports

Cost Of Living:

Evening meal per person – £20
Average 3 bed House – £163,800
Fuel per litre – £1.04
Taxi per mile – £2.50
Airport to City Bus Return £9

*2009 Year end prices


Bristol Templemeads Railway Station
(Time to London, Paddington – 1 hour, 39 minutes)

Bristol Airport
North Somerset

Commutable Cities & Towns:

Bath – 13 miles
Weston-Super-Mare – 22 miles
Newport – 30.5 miles
Gloucester – 35 miles
Swindon – 40 miles
Cheltenham – 42 miles
Cardiff – 44 miles

If you are interested in travelling to the UK , Bristol and surrounding areas in particular. To work as a dentist or dental professional, and are fully qualified, and are based outside the UK, in Europe. Then we would recommend looking at our dental jobs section to browse positions available in Bristol & throughout the UK .
Or if you prefer you can contact us via contact form, or check out our ‘about page’ for full contact details including telephone support and advice.

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This entry was posted on Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 at 12:58 am.
Categories: UK Life.

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