A relatively short-lived county that came into being in 1974, but by 1996 had been abolished. It sits astride the River Avon and was created from the City of Bristol (once a county in its own right) and small parts of Gloucestershire and Somerset.
Although the name has formally fallen into disuse, it is still retained in the names of many organisations and services.
Places of interest
With thanks to the following for the images of Avon:
River Avon, Bristol © NotFromUtrecht
University of Bristol © Adrian Pingstone
River Avon and Clifton Suspension Bridge © Lewis Clarke
Hurlingham Road, Bristol © Lewis Clarke