Guided tour

Bristol: Blackbeard to Banksy Guided Walking Tour

4.9 / 5

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Bristol: Blackbeard to Banksy Guided Walking Tour

From US$ 13.26 per person

Take a two-hour guided walk around Bristol's historic city center. Uncover 1000 years of history, see ancient castles and churches, experience world-leading street art, and much more.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Learn about over 1000 years of Bristol's history
  • Listen for underground rivers and bizarre echoes
  • See the best street art Bristol has to offer
Full description
Uncover Bristol's historic downtown area on a two-hour tour with an expert guide. Begin your tour outside Bristol Cathedral on College Green, an imposing medieval church built in the 12th century. As you walk through the downtown core, hear about the origins of the city, where it first started, and its medieval center. You'll then continue on to the Norman castle site, situated strategically between the River Avon and River Frome. See evidence of blitz damage, perpetrated by the Nazis against Bristol during the Second World War.  Throughout, you'll learn about Banksy, Brunel, Blackbeard, and many other of Bristol's famous residents (whose names may or may not start with a B). Hear bizarre echoes and finally finish on Bristol's historic harborside after seeing the smallest, largest, and most beautiful pieces of street art in the city.
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    Meeting point

    Meet in front of the Bristol Cathedral's main entrance.

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Weather-appropriate clothing

    Know before you go

    • While the tour is suitable for everyone, please be aware that in the old city the cobbled streets can be uneven. There is one set of steps that can be avoided if necessary.
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    4.9 /5

    based on 62 reviews

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    The tour was a really great way to get to know the city better. I went on it with friend because we were starting Uni in Bristol 2 months later and this tour really showed me what a vibrant and beautiful city Bristol was. The tour guide was amazing! He knew everything about the places we visited and made sure to keep us entertained as well along the way. I would fully recommend this tour if you want to learn more about this city or just if you want to see all the beautiful street art and architecture Bristol has to offer.

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    September 8, 2021

    Very interesting walk around Bristol city centre. Would highly recommend, especially as the hop-on-hop-off bus service is no longer operational. There was more than enough information here to get the gist of what Bristol offers, and gave plenty of scope to go back and see certain things in more detail. Luke is very well-informed and showed us a range of art, architecture, sculpture and sights, tying in literature and unusual snippets of history. He is enthusiastic and has a terrific way of setting the scene, before unveiling the element of interest.

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    September 25, 2020

    Our guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. He obviously enjoys his job! I am originally from Bristol but, thanks to this tour, learned things I didn't know about my home town.

    November 14, 2021

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