Audio Tours of Bristol

Discover Bristol at your own pace with our free audio tours. These are a unique way of exploring Bristol where you can save the tours to your phone and let them guide you through our incredible city.

The Bristol Quayside Adventure

Discover Bristol's pirate past with a tour around the city's ancient harbour. Discover Bristol's famous people, places and buildings which are said to have inspired Robert Louis Stevenson to pen his classic tale Treasure Island.


Where does it start?

The Trail starts at the Merchant Venturers' Almshouses at the bottom of King Street, in Bristol's Old City area.

  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: The Merchants Venturers Almshouses, King Street
  • Chapter 3: The Theatre Royal, King Street
  • Chapter 4: The Llandoger Trow
  • Chapter 5: Welsh Back and the Captain's Papers
  • Chapter 6: Queen Square
  • Chapter 7: Woodes Rogers, Merchant and Privateer
  • Chapter 8: The Hole in the Wall pub
  • Chapter 9: Setting sail from Bristol
  • Chapter 10: Redcliffe Caves
  • Chapter 11: The Ostrich Inn
  • Chapter 12: Return to Bristol


The Brunel Mile & City Docks

The tour follows part of the Brunel Mile to Brunel's SS Great Britain, taking in many of the great engineer's most famous creations. It should take around 2 hours to complete, but you may wish to explore specific sites or take a detour along the way. In this case, simply pause the tour and then play it again when you're ready to rejoin the trail.


Where does it start?

The tour starts at Temple Meads train station and ends in the Cumberland basin near the Floating Harbour.

  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Temple Meads & Redcliffe Way
  • Chapter 3: Queen Square & Millennium Square
  • Chapter 4: The Dockside
  • Chapter 5: Brunel's ss Great Britain and Beyond
  • Chapter 6: Underfall Yard & The Cumberland Basin


The Bristol Churches Trail

This intriguing tour explores many of Bristol's most beautiful churches, including Bristol Cathedral, St Mary Redcliffe and John Wesley's New Room. The trail should take around 3 hours to complete.

Right-click on the link below and choose 'Save As...' to download this MP3 audio tour.


Where does it start?

The trail starts and finishes at Bristol Cathedral, College Green.

  • Part 1: Bristol Cathedral
  • Part 2: Walking to St Mary Redcliffe Church
  • Part 3: St Mary Redcliffe Church
  • Part 4: Walking to Temple Church
  • Part 5: The Temple Church
  • Part 6: St Thomas's Church
  • Part 7: St Nicholas Church
  • Part 8: Christchurch
  • Part 9: St John on the Walls
  • Part 10: The New Room
  • Part 11: St James' Priory
  • Part 12: St Peters Church
  • Part 13: All Saints' Church
  • Part 14: St Stephens' Church
  • Part 15: The Lord Mayor's Chapel


The Bristol Literary Trail

Discover Bristol’s connection to famous authors and literary masterworks, from Thomas Chatterton to Treasure Island!

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