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Port Route

With an approximate population of 410,950, and urban area of 550,200, Bristol is England’s sixth, and the United Kingdom’s ninth most populous city, one of England’s core cities and the most populous city in South West England. It received a royal charter in 1155 and was granted county status in 1373. For half a millennium it was the second or third largest English city, until the rapid rise of Liverpool, Birmingham and Manchester in the Industrial Revolution in the later part of the 18th century.Bristol is one of the centres of culture, employment and education in the region. From its earliest days, its prosperity has been linked to that of the Port of Bristol, the commercial port, which was in the city centre but has now moved to the Severn estuary coast at Avonmouth and Portbury. (in Wikipedia)

In early days, the Port of Bristol was also paramount to the distribution of Port wine in United Kingdom.

Pictures (from top to bottom)

Llandoger Trow; Downtown Bristol; Port; The Nails in Corn Street (this explains the English saying  ‘Paying on the Nail’ – it means that at that time if you wanted to buy something you had to put your money on the nail right away)