Bristol: Harbourside Walking Tour

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Explore Bristol's rich maritime legacy on our Harbourside Walking Tour. From historic ships to iconic landmarks, uncover the city's vibrant past and present in just a few unforgettable hours!

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  • Dive into Bristol's maritime history with expert guides and iconic landmarks.
  • Experience the breathtaking views from the Clifton Suspension Bridge.
  • Explore vibrant street art and historic ships along the Bristol Harbour Walkway.


Step into Bristol's maritime history with our immersive Harbourside Walking Tour. Starting near Pero's Bridge, named after an enslaved African man who resided in Bristol in the 18th century, you'll embark on a captivating journey through time. First, marvel at the SS Great Britain, a testament to Victorian engineering brilliance. Designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, this iron-hulled steamship revolutionized maritime travel and stands as an enduring symbol of Bristol's maritime heritage. Next, delve into Bristol's past at the M Shed Museum, situated along the harbourside. Explore exhibits detailing the city's maritime connections, from historic vessels to personal narratives of Bristolians. Continue your exploration with a visit to Bristol Cathedral, a stunning example of medieval architecture. While not directly linked to maritime history, the cathedral's grandeur adds depth to Bristol's cultural tapestry. Meander along the Bristol Harbour Walkway, immersing yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the waterfront. Admire historic ships and captivating street art as you soak in the sights and sounds of Bristol's bustling harbour. Your journey culminates at the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge, another masterpiece by Brunel. Perched high above the Avon Gorge, the bridge offers breathtaking views and serves as a fitting finale to your maritime adventure. As you return to the Harbourside area, reflect on the rich tapestry of Bristol's maritime legacy. From historic ships to architectural marvels, our Harbourside Walking Tour promises an unforgettable exploration of Bristol's maritime past and present.


Expert guided tour of Bristol's Harbourside area Admission to the SS Great Britain Entrance to the M Shed Museum Visit to Bristol Cathedral Walk along the Bristol Harbour Walkway Experience the Clifton Suspension Bridge Engaging commentary on Bristol's maritime history Opportunity for photos and exploration Small group experience for personalized attention

Important Information

  • - This tour involves walking, so comfortable shoes are recommended. - The tour operates rain or shine, so please dress appropriately for the weather. - Participants should be able to walk for the duration of the tour. - Restroom facilities are available at select stops along the route. - Children must be accompanied by an adult. - This tour may not be suitable for those with mobility issues. - Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled start time. - Booking in advance is recommended to secure your spot.

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