6 Facts About Bristol

1. In October 2018, Channel 4 announced that Bristol would be home to one of its 'Creative Hubs', as part of their move to produce more content outside of London.

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2. In 2005 Bristol was named by the UK government one of England's six science cities.

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3. On 1 April 1996, Avon was abolished and Bristol became a unitary authority.

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4. On 1 April 1974, Bristol became a local government district of the county of Avon.

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5. On 3 May 2012, Bristol held a referendum on the question of a directly elected mayor replacing one elected by the council.

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6. The Port of Bristol has since moved from Bristol Harbour in the city centre to the Severn Estuary at Avonmouth and Royal Portbury Dock.

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