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ALL ABOUT BRISTOL WALK

This new walk is not a scheduled walk. It is for pre-existing groups (minimum number 8 persons) and with advance booking necessary. Costs are by arrangement. 

The Tour

As you walk about the harbourside and through the old city your qualified guide will explain Bristol's 1,000 year history as an international port city.  You will hear about Bristol's role in historic voyages of exploration and the transatlantic slave trade as you walk past merchants' houses, warehouses, churches, pubs and bridges from every period of this fascinating city's history. Listen to stories of Blackbeard the Bristol pirate, Cabot the explorer, and Brunel the engineer and the impact of his innovations on Bristol.  See examples of Bristol's celebrated street art before finishing near St Nicholas Market, renowned for its international cuisine.

The Route    

Includes the City Centre, Park Street, City Hall, Bristol Cathedral, Millennium Square, the Floating Harbour (previously the City Docks), Queen Square, Kings Street and the Old City of Bristol finishing near St. Nicholas Markets. Duration of walk 2 hrs. 

 

   Enquiries & booking:  Tel: +44 (0)117 968 4638      email: studytours@aol.com                                                                      website:   www.bristoltours.co.uk

                                                                   
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BRISTOL TRANSATLANTIC SLAVERY WALK

Departing from outside the Radisson Blu Hotel, Broad Quay, Bristol BS1 4AY

Merchant trade has been the cornerstone of Bristol’s prosperity over many centuries and its involvement with the ‘Triangular Trade’ during much of the 18th century brought considerable wealth to the city. This tour will provide a history of Bristol as a port, explain how Bristol came to participate in the Transatlantic Slave Trade, and discuss Edward Colston's divisive legacy to Bristol. The tour starts in the old port area in the city centre and continues via College Green and concludes in Queen Square.

EVERY SUNDAY at 12.00 noon from 2nd APRIL 2023 UNTIL 29th OCTOBER 2023 

 Departing from outside the Radisson Blu Hotel, Broad Quay, Bristol BS1 4AY

Duration of walk 2.5hrs.   Maximum numbers 12                     

COST:  Adult £12 per person.  Due to the duration of the walk no persons under 18.

Pre-booking necessary.

TO BOOK: https://visitbristol.co.uk/whats-on/bristol-transatlantic-slavery-walk-p3277593 

 

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NEW for 2023 - BATH'S SLAVE ECONOMY in the 18th CENTURY

 Duration of walk 2.5 hrs   Maximum numbers 12

The walk will look at how Georgian Bath was constructed and funded, and of of those persons behind the construction, and of their specific connections with the slave economy operating in Britain at that time.  

Departing from outside the West Door of Bath Abbey Churchyard, Bath BA1 1LY

THIS WALK IS NOT A SCHEDULED WALK BUT FOR PRIVATE GROUPS ONLY WITH  pre-booking necessary

For all enquiries please email Bristol & South West Tour Guides at  studytours@aol.com  or phone 0117 968 4638

 

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BOOKING ENQUIRIES FOR OUR FULL SERIES OF BRISTOL GUIDED WALKS FOR PRE-ARRANGED   GROUPS AT ANY OTHER TIME OR DATE PLEASE CONTACT :           

BRISTOL & SOUTH WEST TOUR GUIDES.  email:    studytours@aol.com   Alternatively Tel: 0117 968 4638   

                                                                                                                        
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