Bristol: The Harbourside's Hidden History Audio Tour

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Unlock the city‘s secrets from lesser-known alleyways to underground vaults on this self-guided audio tour. Experience the magic of GPS-playback on this immersive stroll through Bristol.

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  • Get unlimited use of the tour before your booking date and after it


Bristol is a city brimming with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered. This walking tour takes you off the beaten tourist track to reveal some of the city‘s best-kept secrets, from lesser-known alleyways to hidden underground vaults. Join me on the cobblestone streets of Bristol‘s harbourside and be transported through centuries of quirky history and architectural marvels. We‘ll discover some of Bristol‘s iconic landmarks, starting with the awe-inspiring St. Mary Redcliffe Church and the Tramway Rail Monument. As you meander, you‘ll pass by hidden medieval alleyways and hear about ancient burial grounds. I‘ll share stories about the Bristol Old Vic theatre and tell you about an amusing discrepancy with the statues outside St John‘s Church. En route to our final stop, St Stephen’s Church, I‘ll point out the Corn Exchange, where grains flowed like gold, and Bristol Bridge where, 800 years ago, you‘d have seen bare bottoms hanging out of gaps in its wall. By the end of this Bristol walking tour, you‘ll: • Find out how to become the next King of Bristol • See the entrance to a hidden underground vault • Hear how a small rodent brought down a King as you stroll through Queen Square • Connect the dots between Bristol and the UK‘s famous red telephone box • Take in numerous churches including St Nicholas Church and All Saints' Church • Pass by Leonard Lane, one of Bristol‘s narrowest, and most colourful, lanes Whether it‘s your first time in Bristol or you‘re a curious local interested in the alternative tales the city has to offer, this tour is a valuable introduction to its humorous history, quirky facts and hidden surprises. Allow 75 minutes for our walk. There are plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars along the route where you can stop for refreshments and take a break.


Lifetime access to this tour in English VoiceMap app for Android and iOS Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata

Important Information

  • You need to install the VoiceMap smartphone app.
  • You can download the tour at any time, before or after your booking date. It’s best to download the tour before you set off for the starting point.
  • This tour follows a set route and includes turn-by-turn directions. It works best if you start it in the right place and follow the directions from one location to the next.
  • When the download completes, you’ll see a screen with a photo of the starting point and directions to it. The red start button will become active when you are at the starting point.
  • This tour is only available in English.

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