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 easing of Covid-19 lockdown, the Bristol Highlights Walk will commence again from Saturday 1 August through to the end of November this year. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be a maximum of 5 persons being guided.

Public tours are run every Saturday 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 the evening before the walk. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT CURRENTLY THERE WILL BE A LIMIT TO 5 PERSONS BEING GUIDED ON EACH WALK AND THE PAYMENT PLATFORM WILL NOT ALLOW MORE THAN 5 PERSONS TO PAY. If attending the Bristol Tourist Information Centre, located from 7 July this year 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 the Eventbrite Payment Platform on Rob Collin’s website. Prices are £8 for adults and £3 for children 5-15 years.

Private Bristol Highlights walks to take a maximum of 5 persons 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.

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