Join the Bristol Highlights walk for a fascinating insight into the city, led by the people who know it best. It really is a great way to get to know Bristol.
The guided walk runs every Saturday at 11am from the Tourist Information Centre on Bristol's Harbourside. There is no need to book in advance, just show up on the day. Tickets are £6 per person and can be purchased beforehand from the Tourist Information Centre.
Old and new Bristol
Your guide will immediately lead you into the exciting Harbourside area where the 21st century, iconic shapes and water features take over from the old city dock From here you'll discover the contrast as you walk up the steps at the side of Bristol Cathedral and encounter Civic Bristol, the University, City Museum and the hilly shopping areas of Bristol's West End.
Crossing the city centre, your guide will take you into the merchants' streets of the old town with its famous Corn exchange, nails market and 14th century city gate which was part of the old walled city. A walk then through Bristol's atmospheric and colourful St Nicholas markets with its multitude of different stalls and booths is next. And with the possibiltity of eating your way round the world with the many food menus on offer is sure to be a highlight.
Step back in time
After the market, you'll be led to the cobbled streets of the historic port area following the River Avon before turning into King Street, full of character with its ancient pubs with tales of seafaring and smuggling, through to jazz pubs and theatre.
From here, your guide will introduce you to Queen Square and all it's secrets. You'll see where the rich and famous came to live in splendid elegance 300 years ago in Georgian times. Finally the tour pauses at John Cabot's statue to see him looking out to sea, a reminder of his voyage of discovery over 500 years ago which changed Bristol and its trade forever.
From Bristol's medieval name of Brigstow, through to inventive Brunel and edgy Banksy, Bristol has so many different and interesting faces that you can explore on this fascinating guided tour.
- In town/city centre
- Circular Route
- Easy Route