Olympic Torch Comes To Bristol

The Olympic Torch will pass over the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol during its relay through the UK.

Built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the gifted civil engineer who designed Brunelís Old Station, the Suspension Bridge is the most recognisable landmark in Bristol.

On its way to the Suspension Bridge the Olympic Torch will go between Taunton and Bristol and will pass through the neighbourhoods of Failand, Flax Bourton and Nailsea. The relay will also take in the magnificent Royal Crescent of Bath on its way to the Olympics opening ceremony in London on July 27, 2012.

 

Suspension Bridge

The Bristol and Bath legs of this momentous occasion are part of a longer tour of the torch across the UK which will take 70 days. When the torch finally reaches London the flame is used to light up the Olympic cauldron in a centuries old tradition. Thousands of local residents are recruited to be torchbearers and given the chance to get involved in this historic occasion.


If you are looking for an event venue to coincide with the Olympic relay or the Olympics, or are having to move your event out of London due to the massive Olympic crowds, contact Brunelís Old Station today. You can book your conference, exhibition, banquet or special event with us safe in the knowledge that we have years of experience in creating superior Bristol events.

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