Bristol is a city in south-west England. Beginning as a trading town in the eleventh century, Bristol's port became an important facet of its trade, with the docks in the city causing it to expand massively during the twentieth century. Modern Bristol is a vibrant and diverse city, with something to offer to everyone. Arty types can enjoy visiting the Arnolfini Centre or spotting the work of Bansky which is dotted throughout the city, or visit one of Bristol's fantastic theatres to take in a show. The sporty can make use of the city's many gyms and leisure centres, as well as visiting the Redpoint Climbing Centre. Shoppers will also love Bristol with its hundreds of high-street brands and independent shops and boutiques, whilst foodies will be spoiled for choice with the range of great restaurants in the city. Bristol also features excellent pubs, bars and clubs, making it great for anyone looking for an active nightlife. Families, meanwhile, will be delighted with the excellent independent and state schools serving Bristol and its surrounding area. Properties to rent in Bristol range from fantastic city-centre flats, to expansive family homes and everything in between.