Gay Bristol - South West England

I bought my first house in Bristol when I was just 20 years old, so the city is very special to me. I lived there for 10 years and managed to pay off the mortgage in full, before up scaling to the expensive big bright lights of London. You could kind of say that I formed my life backbone in Bristol.

It’s a great little city, with 3 annual festivals: The International Hot-air Balloon Festival, BrisFest and the Harbour Festival. The city also has a large number of attractions and historic places of interest. Visit the SS Great Britain (the worlds first steam ship), the spectacular Clifton Suspension Bridge or soak up some culture in the Bristol museum's. There are many gay venues and they're needed to cope with the large student population that's generated from the cities two universities.

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There are two main area's to Bristol's gay scene:

1) The first area is underneath Bristol's Park Street, at a venue called the Queenshilling at 9 Frogmore Street. Near this venue you'll also find the Pineapple Bar and The Griffin.

2) The other area is located across the the city centre around Flamingo Nightclub at 25 West Street. Other venues include: The Bear Bar, Retreat & Village Sauna.

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