Bristol Highlights Walk

The Bristol Highlights walk will bring alive Bristol’s 1,000 year history as a port from the late Saxon period in the 10C up to the present day and the commercial operations of Avonmouth Docks and Royal Portbury Docks, both part of Bristol.  The walk will incorporate a summary of Bristol’s participation in the transatlantic slave trade, Isambard Brunel’s achievements in Bristol including the building of the SS Great Western, the SS Great Britain, his design of the Clifton Suspension Bridge, and his building of the Great Western Railway from London to Bristol.

The walk will also include reference to Piracy and Blackbeard, Banksy and street art and will take in the City Centre, Denmark Street, Park Street, College Green (the location for the City Hall and Bristol Cathedral), Millennium Square, the Floating Harbour (previously our City Docks), John Cabot’s statue outside the Arnolfini, Queen Square, King Street and the Old Town of Bristol including St Nicholas Markets.

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Guide Details

Following the end of lockdown and new government guidance in place, these public tours will be run from Saturday 22 May 2021, and for the two following Saturdays (Saturday 29 May and Saturday 5 June), and then every FORTNIGHTLY Saturday thereafter up to the end of October 2021. The walks are conducted on behalf of Bristol and South West Tour Guides (their website at 11:30am, with the starting point outside the Radisson Blu Hotel, Broad Quay, Bristol BS1 4BY. Those attending must pre-book with Rob Collin, through the Eventbrite Payment Platform on his website, BY 3 HOURS BEFORE THE WALK. THERE IS A MAXIMUM OF 12 PERSONS (WHETHER ADULTS OR CHILDREN) ALLOWED ON THE WALK. The Eventbrite Payment Platform will not allow more than 12 persons to be booked for the walk.

If attending the Bristol Tourist Information Centre, located from 7 July 2020 on the G/F, The Galleries Shopping Centre, Unit BG6, Bristol BS1 3XD (contact telephone 0117 239 7685), you will be unable to book and pay for the walking tour through their office and will be directed to Bristol and South West Tour Guides for updated information or to the Eventbrite Payment Platform on my website.

Private Bristol Highlights walks will be available to book, to take a maximum of 12 persons. These walks are priced individually, but start at £80 for family groups. Both the public and private tours routinely last about 2.5 hours.

Please contact Rob Collin by phone or by the contact form on this website to find out more.

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