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Queen Square, Bristol

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Queen Square is a 2.4 hectares (5.9 acres) Georgian square in the centre of Bristol, England. Following the destruction of the 1831 riot, Queen Square declined through the latter part of the 19th century, was threatened by a planned main line railway station, and then bisected by a dual carriageway in the 1930s. By 1991 20,000 vehicles including scheduled buses were crossing the square every day, and over 30% of the buildings around it were vacant.
In 1999, a successful bid for National Lottery funding allowed Queen Square to be restored to its approximate 1817 layout. The buses were diverted, the dual carriageway was removed, forecourts and railings were restored, and Queen Square re-emerged as a magnificent public space surrounded by high quality commercial accommodation.
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  • Queen square is a quiet space near the centre of BRISTOL. Surrounded by beautiful buildings often used in film and tv productions eg “Trial of Christine Keeler”, Only fools & Horses” etc. The space.....  more »
  • I walk through Queens Square every day on my way to work. I find it really pretty and attractive. In the summer afternoons, I love watching people playing ball games or spontaneously gathering in...  more »
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  • I mean, it's a square. It literally is a square piece of land with some grass and paths in the middle. It's cool, I guess. And located pretty much in the city centre, with some trees to give you shade and some open space to play volleyball or something. It's pretty cool, really and there's a monument of a man on a horse in the middle that pretty much always has a seagull sitting on it's head. Go see.
  • Great place to sit and have a picnic or play during the day time - very family friendly, and lots of pubs, coffee shops, restaurants etc nearby for refreshments and toilet stops. It's sometimes used for live events (it's one of the Harbour Festival locations, and hosts the Bristol Comedy Garden, among others). Completely different feel at night, though - I tend to avoid it.

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