SS Great Britain
The trailblazing SS Great Britain is one of Bristol's main tourist attractions and a fitting monument to the city's maritime heritage. Trailblazing in design and dashing on the waves, the iconic vessel was turned into a museum ship in the later 20th century.
Those wishing to visit the SS Great Britain should stay at a convenient Bristol city centre hotel. The Radisson Blu Hotel, Bristol will provide guests with excellent panoramic views the city's harbour area and access to numerous other Bristol museums during their stay.
Spending a day at the SS Great Britain
Designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the SS Great Britain was the first iron clad steamer to cross the Atlantic Ocean and helped drive nautical technology forward. The ship was eventually retired and scuttled in the Falkland Islands before its 100 metre hull was raised and returned to Bristol in 1970.
Holidaymakers in love with history can visit the moored vessel today to enjoy the restored surrounds of this Bristol museum. The SS Great Britain has interactive displays where all the family can learn about the realities of Victorian sailing and the experiences of those who travelled on some of her most famous voyages.
Staying in Bristol
Those wishing to find their sea legs at the SS Great Britain can experience its unique legacy from the well-located Radisson Blu Hotel, Bristol. As well as having its own on-site Italian restaurant and bar, guests can wander through the city's beautiful shopping districts and popular Bristol Museum and Art Gallery.