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Walks FOR GROUPS

These walks are run for groups large or small at any time to suit you.
For group prices, more info. and to book do contact us either by phone 0117 968 4638 or email: studytours@aol.com .......
BRISTOL AND SOUTH WEST TOUR GUIDES

BRISTOL HIGHLIGHTS
Brigstowe - the place of the bridge. A colourful city and port with a thousand years of history. By walking with your guide through the city centre, old town, markets and historic harbour you can hear about the personalities, the stories and events that over centuries helped form Bristol into the energised and successful city of today. We will pass and talk about many of Bristol’s most famous landmarks en route.
A circular tour lasting about two hours.

BRISTOL MERCHANTS AND THE SLAVE TRADE.
Always a city relying on its merchants and port Bristol was much involved in the ‘Triangular Trade’ during most of the 18th century. It brought much wealth to the city.
This walk follows the course of the trade by looking at local landmarks mainly in the harbour, Redcliffe and old town areas. You will hear of the motivations, the main characters involved and finally chart the course led by local non-conformists towards Abolition. 2007 commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade by Act of Parliament.
A circular walk that will take approximately 2 hours.

CLIFTON BRIDGE AND CLIFTON VILLAGE
A stroll through an area much developed during the 18th and 19th centuries when it became the fashionable place to live for the nouveau riche of the time.
We will see splendid Georgian architecture, the famous Suspension Bridge, hear about its period as a Spa and when you could take the funicular railway from Hotwells to Clifton. A walk from Clifton Green, through the village, along Royal York Crescent and through Birdcage Walk that should take about 2 hours.

BRUNEL’S BRISTOL
A revolutionary steamship, a railway and its station and a beautiful suspension bridge. Hear about the incredible Victorian engineer whose local design achievements are legendary. Come with us on Brunel’s trail and you can find out about the man, his work and his life, all incorporated in a walking tour that will take about 2 hours.
This tour can be longer if wanted and will then include a walk and bus ride.

REDCLIFFE & THE HISTORIC HARBOUR
For most of its history Bristol has been the second largest port after London and since Medieval times its merchants created a prosperous city of great importance.
Renowned for its wool and wine trade and later its involvement with soap manufacture, glass making, sugar refining, brassworks and shipbuilding to mention only a few of its successful industries. This walk will take in central areas of the city which have now more recently evolved into an entirely different environment.
A circular walk lasting about 2 hours.

BRISTOL’S HISTORIC WINE MERCHANTS
Since Medieval times Bristol has had important links with the wine trade. It brought much wealth to the merchants who lived in the old town who stored the wine in their cellars. Later involvement in the sherry and port wine trade made Bristol and certain brands household names. This walk traces the history of the trade from those
early days and takes us through the city centre, the old town to the historic harbour to follow the footsteps of those successful merchants.
We will stop at the end of the walk for a glass of wine or your preferred tipple. In addition it may be possible to arrange a small tasting at a well known Bristol Wine Merchant en route.
Again the walk should take about 2 hours.