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

These public tours will be conducted from SATURDAY 2 APRIL 2022 AT 11.30AM, and thereafter FORTNIGHTLY ON SATURDAYS AT 11.30AM up to SATURDAY 29 OCTOBER 2022. The walks are conducted on behalf of Bristol and South West Tour Guides (their website

The starting point will be outside the Radisson Blu Hotel, Broad Quay, Bristol BS1 4BY. Those attending must pre-book with Rob Collin, through the TXGB Payment Platform on his website, BY MIDNIGHT ON THE DAY BEFORE THE WALK. THERE IS A MAXIMUM OF 15 PERSONS (THE LIMIT INCORPORATES A MAXIMUM OF 2 CHILDREN) ALLOWED ON THE WALK. The TXGB Payment Platform will not allow more than 15 persons to be booked for the walk.


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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