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For 6 centuries Bristol was the 2nd city and port in England and played a big part in the development of the colonies which eventually became an Empire, and more latterly a Commonwealth. This guided walk takes in some of the historic harbour and what remains of the mediaeval city which John Cabot left in 1497 when he sailed westwards across the Atlantic to find Newfoundland and Nova Scotia.
Now a vibrant modern city with an attractive cafe culture Bristol still cherishes its rich heritage and links with personalities from the past such as Cabot, John Wesley, William Penn(sylvania), and Cary Grant (known as 'Archibald Leach' by Bristolians).
This tour can be adapted as a SHORE EXCURSION from cruise ships docked at Bristol. Please message me for a quote before booking.
Meet/start at any mutually convenient location (eg your hotel reception) taking in the historic harbourside and the old city.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: To be arranged using the TBL message system.
End location: To be arranged using the TBL message system
Duration: 2 hours
This is not an energetic hike but it is a guided walk so participants should be able to walk unaided for an hour at a time. Many streets are cobbled with raised footpaths and some steps.
I am based Bath/Bristol. Where transport is required I can arrange for private executive class transport and driver. Alternatively I may accompany you in your self-drive rental car or I can 'step on'/'step off' your pre-booked coach.
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A half day on Bristol was highlighted by a visit to the SS Great Briton, a walk around city center and a visit to the suspension bridge. Mike was knowledgeable and had lots of interesting stories about the people and places of Bristol.