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Go on a tour with with Pirate Pete

Leaving from outside We The Curious, Millennium Square, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5DB

Tel: +44 (0)7950 566 483

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Pirate Pete


*** Walks will be re-starting from Saturday 18 July at 2pm. Walks will be conductied everyday after that. Customers will need to email to book a date and preferred time slot, check availability ***

Bristol Pirate Walks are fun and informative charting Bristol's often grizzly 16th-18th century maritime history highlighting slavery, discovery, trading, and of course piracy. Run by the very charismatic Pirate Pete, the one-hour guided tours are packed-full of interesting historical insights, facts and anecdotes around Bristol's historic Harbourside. During the walk, you’ll encounter Long John Silver’s treasure chest in the smugglers cave, visit Treasure Island’s Spy Glass Inn where the press gangs roamed, as well as uncover Blackbeard’s Lair in the medieval port.

Before each walk guests will be instructed to, where possible, keep a suitable distance from other people. For example, when waiting at crossings and traffic lights. Take precautions where this is not possible. As this is an outside walk, masks are not necessary. A track and trace sheet will be provided for customers to fill in before every walk.

Walks have been updated to include the story of Guinea Street which featured on the BBC programme ‘A House Through Time’, and the background to Edward Colston.

The Swashbuckling Tales book, will also be available to purchase at a special offer of £10 on the day of every walk, signed by Pirate Pete himself. Books will also be available to purchase direct at £15 including postage. Send an e-mail to to request your book now! An ideal gift for friends and relatives worldwide as well as a great suvionier.

Home school service details are available on

Walks run throughout the year. Please contact for availability and to book.
Bristol Pirate Walks can be booked at the Tourist Information Centre or via Pirate Pete direct.

Read moreHow to have a pirate-themed day out in Bristol

Opening Times

Operating (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
The above times should be used as an indicator during the recovery phase from the global pandemic.

Please double-check details by visiting the website via the link above before you visit



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    Recent Reviews:

    • xana2573
      Leytron, Switzerland
      Trip Type:
      Expensive walk
      3 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 21st March 2018
      We have to install an app who costet 2£ and it's a map with letters A to H and we have to follow the way to understand the story of the pirates. It's a little walk but wonderful to see because it's... Read full review
    • Tatiana S
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      good walk
      3 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 21st March 2018
      This activity allowed me to discover the city and the history of pirates. To do this activity, you have to pay two francs aplication on the phone which gives us a way to follow in the city... Read full review
    • SassieB
      Pirate Pete
      3 of 5 stars
      Monday, 23rd September 2019
      There are several pirate tours of Bristol - and this profile seems to be a mix of all of them. This is a review of Pirate Pete. We arranged to meet Pete by the Beetle at 2pm, but found him over by... Read full review

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