For hundreds of years, Bristol has been famous for its ship building and sea trading. Bordering close to Wales, Bristol enjoys some of the hottest weather in the country and also boasts some of its richest history.
Supposedly the birthplace of notorious pirate, Blackbeard, Bristol's harbour played an important role in the building of the empire, acting as a hub for the trade of cloth, leather hide, fish, spices, and other food products. Bristol also played a major part in Britain's involvement in the slave trade, purchasing slaves from Africa and delivering them to Caribbean islands.
Today it enjoys an economy that is once again booming, with the city tipped to become a top 10 retail destination. Bristol has a relatively low crime rate; however there has been a recent rise in burglary by up to 7%.