The rich and eventful history of Bristol stretches back over many centuries. The original town was listed in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle of 1051. Vibrant, varied and full of life at all times, Bristol has an incredible and diverse heritage, from culture to science and everything in-between. There is a great selection of museums, art galleries along with a science centre and an aquarium and fantastic shopping. Bristol has three world-class shopping centres as well as countless back-street boutiques and independent shops found nowhere else. From major West End shows to stand up comedy, Bristol has plenty of plays and productions to suit all tastes as well as being home to some amazing art spaces hosting world renowned exhibitions. Ballooning, ice skating, off-road driving, rock-climbing, swimming and golf are all pastimes readily accessible in the city. Alternatively, Bristol has a range of day spas catering for therapies, massage and holistic treatments, as well as beauty treatments.