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Redcliffe

Redcliffe, also known asRedcliff, is a district of theEnglishport city ofBristol, adjoiningthe city centre. It is bounded by the loop of theFloating Harbour(includingBathurst Basin) to the west, north and east, theNew Cutof theRiver Avonto the south. Most of Redcliffe lies within the city ward ofLawrence Hill, although the westernmost section, including the cliffs and hill from which the area takes its name, is inCabot ward.Temple Meads station is located in Redcliffe.

Redcliffe takes its name from the red sandstone cliffs which line the southern side of the Floating Harbour, behindPhoenix WharfandRedcliffe Wharf. These cliffs are honey-combed with tunnels constructed both to extract sand for the localglass makingindustry and to act as store houses for goods. Part of the last remaining glasskilnin the area is now the Kiln Restaurant of the Ramada Bristol City Hotel in Redcliffe Way.

The parish church ofSt. Mary Redcliffeis one of Bristol's best known churches, with a spire soaring to a height of 292ft (90m).

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