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BBC Bristol Tours

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BBC Bristol Tours

About

BBC Bristol Tours are delighted to have been awarded Silver for Guided Tour of the Year in the Bristol, Bath & Somerset Tourism Awards 2017/18 as well as the VisitEngland Quality Assured Award for 2017/18. To find out why visit www.bbc.co.uk/tours

Come and find out what goes on inside BBC Bristol, the regional television centre for the West of England. You'll learn how television and radio programmes are made and have the chance to visit their interactive studio where you can have a go at presenting the weather and star in your very own radio drama, complete with sound effects!

Your tour guides will give you an insight into the many programmes originating from BBC Bristol and tell you what happens behind the scenes to get them from script to screen. They are also on hand to answer any burning questions relating to technical wizardry and the famous faces that have visited the building. Visitors will have the chance to see the Points West studio, pop into BBC Radio Bristol studios and hear how programmes such as 'Antiques Roadshow' and the Natural History Unit's 'Blue Planet 2' are produced. Many Radio 4 programmes, such as 'Poetry Please', are made at BBC Bristol and your guides will tell you about these and many more.

Visitors on a BBC Bristol tour can now explore the new Wildlife garden created in partnership with Avon Wildlife Trust and BBC staff.  It has been designed as a ‘living classroom’ and is available to all schools in the area as a free educational resource and reflects the range of BBC content made here such as Countryfile and Gardeners’ World.

Please remember that BBC Bristol is a working building so no two tours are the same, but they will always be informative, interesting and fun.

Tours take approximately 1 hour 45 minutes and involve a certain amount of walking and standing.

Extras

Accessibility

  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction

Payment Methods

  • All major credit cards accepted

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Individuals

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Driving - head for Bristol city centre and then follow signs for Clifton, University of Bristol and Bristol Zoo. The BBC is in Clifton on the west side of the city centre on Whiteladies Road. (For Saturday tours use the Belgrave Road entrance, which is just around the corner from main reception on Whiteladies Road). The postcode is BS8 2LR

Public Transport Directions

Train - the nearest main station is Bristol Temple Meads. The nearest local rail station is Clifton Down.Bus - from the train station take the number 8 or 9 bus to the bottom of Whiteladies Road. As you get off the bus keep the Royal West of England Academy on your right and you will now be on Whiteladies Road. The BBC is situated on this side of the road and is about a 5-minute walk. The 1,2,15 and 40 also stop outside the BBC.

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    Recent Reviews:

    • SAE44
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Great behind the scenes tour and excellent value for money.
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 2nd December 2018
      One of those things we’ve meant to do for a while and we would really recommend this tour. We booked online and had to wait a couple of weeks for a slot on a Saturday afternoon. Lauren and Brenda... Read full review
    • 92paulh
      Clevedon, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Great visit behind the scenes
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 27th March 2019
      Good time looking behind the scenes at BBC Bristol. Really engaging tour guides took us through some of things that go into producing some of the countries most iconic and well loved TV programs and... Read full review
    • NickBurrett
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      We will never watch a nature program the same way again!
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 29th March 2019
      The guides were amazing, they were very bubbly and made everybody feel welcome. They found out a little about each guest and used their knowledge to make everyone feel at ease. There was also an 8... Read full review
    23 Whiteladies Road
    Bristol
    BS8 2LR

    Tel: +44 (0)370 901 1227

    Opening Times

    Open - Pre booking is essential (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

    * Regular tours take place on Tues, Wed & Sat at 10.00am, 12.45pm and 3.15pm. Tours take approx one hour and 45 minutes and involve a certain amount of walking and standing. A whole tour can be booked out to a charity, community or educational group.

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