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  • Brief History of Bristol as a Port « Bristol Floating Harbour

    Brief History of Bristol as a Port Until the early 19th century, rivers were the most important means of moving goods and people around the country. Bristol grew up around the point where the rivers Avon and Frome met, a convenient crossing place at the furthest point inland that ships could reach by drifting on the tidal current.

  • Bristol cruise port guide.uk

    Nov 02, 2018 · Bristol is an important departure port for Cruise & Maritime Voyages. The port has easy access to the nearby M5: see directions on bristolport.uk/cruise and .