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The 35th Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is being held at Ashton Court between 8th and 11th August.

The festival is the largest such event in Europe and one of the UKs top five outdoor events.

The event is free and not surprisingly attracts over 500,000 visitors over the four days.

See the incredible spectacle of over 100 balloons of all shapes and sizes taking to the sky in mass ascents each morning and evening.

The night sky will be ablaze with the famous night glows when the balloons tether in the main arena light up in sequence to music, like giant light bulbs.

You can experience the amazing Bristol Balloon Festival from a Canal Boat Holiday booked fro Hilperton Marina.

Situated in Trowbridge the Canal Boat Holiday base at Hilperton is ideally placed to cruise the Kennet And Avon Canal and explore the city of Bristol.

Bring science to life At Bristol visit a live show in the Planetarium or create your own TV show, cover yourself from heat to foot in a giant bubble or meet Wallace and Gromit and become an animator for the day.

Visit the zoo which is set in 12 acres of award winning gardens and with over 450 species.

Few people know just how much of a history Bristol has with Pirates and in fact Bristol was the home to one of the most feared of them all Blackbeard.

Take the Pirate Walk at the Floating Harbour and discover Bristols turbulent history or climb aboard Isambard Kingdom Brunels the SS Great Britain was the world’s first ocean going, propeller driven iron ship.

Bristol is a shoppers dream and is renowned for a wide range of shopping areas.

The Cabot Circus is Bristols newest shopping experience and features over 120 shops and 25 cafes and restaurants.

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The beautiful canals of England and Wales wind their way through a variety of interesting and distinctive locations offering you the chance to stop off and investigate further at a mooring of your choice or to simply continue cruising onto the next destination.
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