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  Colston Hall
by mindcrime

I arrived in Bristol by bus from London and the last stop was at the city center opposite the Colston Hall so that was the first thing I saw in the city. At the same grounds of this legendary concert hall used to be a Carmelite Friary in the 13th century. Then it turned into a mansion and in 1707 turned into Colston Boys? school till 1867 when the Colston Hall finally opened to the public till 1898 when a fire destroyed the place. A new Colston Hall opened in 1901.

Many famous musicians played here along its great and long history. Here?s a small list: Rachmanivov in the 20?s, The Beatles in the 60?s, Rolling Stones, Bob Marley in the 70?s, Thin Lizzy(at their final tour, sniff?) at the 80?s, Portishead (oh yes!) in the 90?s

Address: Colston Street, Bristol, BS1 5AQ
Directions: Colston street is off the city centre promenade. If you arrive by train Temple Meads train station is 1,5km away and buses 8 and 9 run directly to the city centre promenade like most of the city buses
Phone: 0117 922 3686
Website: http://www.colstonhall.org/

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 26, 2009
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