Bristol

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Bristol
Location Map
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The Clifton Suspension Bridge
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County
Gloucestershire • Somerset
Ceremonial County
Bristol
Highway Authority
Bristol
Forward Destination on
M5 • M32 • M49 • A4 • A37 • A38 • A4174
Next Primary Destinations
Avonmouth • Bath • Bridgwater • Gloucester • London • Newport • Taunton • Weston-super-Mare
Other Nearby Primary Destinations
Chippenham
Places related to the M5
Avonmouth • Birmingham • Bridgwater • Bromsgrove • Cheltenham Spa • Droitwich Spa • Exeter • Gloucester • Taunton • Tewkesbury • Wellington (Somerset) • West Bromwich • Weston-super-Mare • Worcester
Places related to the A4
Avonmouth • Bath • Brentford • Central London • Chippenham • Hammersmith • Heathrow Airport • Hounslow • Hungerford • London • Maidenhead • Marlborough • Newbury • Reading • Slough • The City • West End
Places related to the A37
Dorchester • Shepton Mallet • Weymouth • Yeovil
Places related to the A38
Alfreton • Birmingham • Bodmin • Bridgwater • Bristol Airport • Bromsgrove • Burton upon Trent • Derby • Droitwich Spa • Exeter • Gloucester • Lichfield • Liskeard • Mansfield • Plymouth • Ripley • Saltash • Taunton • Tewkesbury • Torpoint • Wellington (Somerset) • Worcester
This article is about the city and primary destination.
For the highway authority, see Bristol Council
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Bristol is the sixth largest city in England lying in the West Country and having major docks on the River Avon. It is unusual in that it is both split across two Traditional Counties, Gloucestershire and Somerset, and is a Ceremonial County in its own right.

There are several important bridges in the Bristol area, including the Clifton Suspension Bridge, the Avonmouth Bridge and the Bedminster Bridge, as well as Gordano Services on the M5. The Almondsbury Interchange between M5 and M4 is located to the northwest of the city.

History

1927 map of Bristol

A brief comparison of the two maps to the left will show just how much the road network of Bristol developed in the 1930s - little would have been achieved in the immediate post-war years. In the last fifty years there have been even more changes - the arrival of the motorways for starters, not to mention the grand schemes of the A4044 and A4174 - the first partly dismantled and the second still incomplete!

1953 map of Bristol

Routes

Route To Notes

M5

The MIDLANDS, SOUTH WALES,Gloucester, Cheltenham, (Chepstow), (M4) For South Wales (M4 West), the M49 can be used. From the City Centre, the M32 can be used for the M4.

M5

The SOUTH WEST, Bridgwater, Taunton

M32

The MIDLANDS, SOUTH WALES, (Swindon), (Reading), London, (M4) Bristol City Centre to M4 via Bristol Parkway Railway Station and Northern Bristol, as well as Ring Road.

M49

SOUTH WALES, Newport, Cardiff, (M4) From M5/A4 to M4 with no other junctions. Second Severn Crossing (M4 West) requires Toll Money. No access to M48/Chepstow/Services, use M5

A4

Bath

A4

Avonmouth, (M49)

A37

Shepton Mallet, Wells (A39)

A38

Taunton, Bristol Airport

A4174

Bristol Ring Road Incomplete Ring. From M32 around the Eastern, Northern and Southern of Bristol.

A38

Patchway, Gloucester (M4, M5)

A369

Portishead

A370

Weston-super-Mare

A420

Kingswood, Chippenham

A431

Hanham, Bath

A432

Fishponds, Stapleton, Horfield (M32, M4, M5)

A4018

Westbury on Trym, Gloucester (A38) (M4, M5, M32)

B3128

Clevedon

B4054

Stoke Bishop

B4055

Severn Beach

B4058

Iron Acton

B4465

Dodington Ash



Bristol
SectionsA38/Highbridge - Bristol • A38/Through Bristol • A4/Avonmouth - Bath
JunctionsAbbey Wood Roundabout • Almondsbury Interchange • Almondsbury Roundabout • Ashton Gate • Aztec West • Bath Bridge (Bristol) • Bedminster Bridge • Bromley Heath Roundabout • Bryants Hill Interchange • Cabot Circus • Cribbs Causeway • Cumberland Basin • Deanery Road Roundabout • Dramway Roundabout • Eastville Interchange • Feeder Road Interchange • Filton Roundabout • Frenchay Interchange • Gordano Interchange • Gurney Roundabout • Hambrook Interchange • Hambrook Lights • Hicks Gate Roundabout • Kingsfield Roundabout • Lawrence Hill Roundabout • Lawrence Weston Interchange • Lime Kiln Roundabout • Lower Ashley Road Interchange • Lyde Green Roundabout • M32 Bus Only Junction • Portway Roundabout (Bristol) • Queen Square (Bristol) • Siston Hill Roundabout • St Brendans Roundabout • St James Barton • Temple Circus • The Rosary Roundabout • Three Lamps Interchange • Tyndalls Park Interchange • Wick Wick Roundabout
ServicesGordano services • Pucklechurch services
CrossingsAvon Bridge (Bristol) • Avon Bridge (Cumberland Basin) • Avonmouth Bridge • Clifton Suspension Bridge • Plimsoll Bridge • Victoria Park Tunnel
RoadsA3024 (Bristol) • A3029 • A3034 (Bristol) • A36 • A369 • A37 • A370 • A38 • A4 • A4017 • A4018 • A403 • A4032 • A4044 • A407 (Bristol) • A4162 • A4174 • A4175 • A4176 • A420 • A430 (Chippenham - Bristol) • A431 • A432 • A4320 • B3119 • B3120 • B3121 (Bristol) • B3122 • B3123 (Bristol) • B3124 • B3125 • B3126 • B3129 • B4045 (Keynsham) • B4046 • B4047 (Gloucestershire) • B4048 • B4049 • B4050 • B4051 • B4052 • B4053 • B4053 (Colston Street, Bristol) • B4054 • B4055 • B4056 • B4057 • B4058 • B4465 • B4466 • B4467 • B4468 • B4469 • E105 (London - Fishguard) • E116 (Old System) • E30 • EuroVelo 1 • EuroVelo 2 • Longest Lane • M32 • M4 • M49 • M5 • NCN4 • Outer Circuit Road • South Bristol Spur • T16 (Britain) • T9 (Britain)
Related Pictures
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1970's construction of Hambrook roundabout M32 - Flickr - 5064029509.jpgBristol 1988 Bridge to NCP from Castle street - Coppermine - 12092.jpgM32 flyover and junction with Muller Road - Geograph - 2406693.jpgOuter Circuit Road.pngTyndalls Park Interchange.png
Places in South West England
Major CitiesBath • Bristol • Bournemouth • Exeter • Gloucester • Plymouth • Salisbury • Truro
Primary DestinationsBarnstaple • Bideford • Blandford • Bodmin • Bridgwater • Bude • Cheltenham • Chippenham • Cirencester • Dorchester • Exmouth • Falmouth • Frome • Glastonbury • Helston • Honiton • Launceston • Liskeard • Marlborough • Minehead • Newquay • Okehampton • Paignton • Penzance • Poole • Redruth • St Austell • Shepton Mallet • Stroud • Swindon • Taunton • Tavistock • Torquay • Wadebridge • Warminster • Wells • Weston • Weymouth • Yeovil
Other PlacesAvonmouth • Callington • Devizes • Hayle • Hugh Town • Ilfracombe • Ilminster • Kingsbridge • Looe • Newton Abbot • Padstow • Saltash • St Ives • Stonehenge • Stow • Tewkesbury • Tiverton • Torpoint • Wellington • Wimborne