1831 Bristol Riots – A City In Flames

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3:00 pm Sun 5 May 2024
5:30 pm Sun 5 May 2024

Explore the sites and learn about the causes and consequences of the citywide riots of 1831. The riots that took place in Bristol in October 1831 were some of the most dramatic in British history.

In the immediate aftermath, the city was in tatters, with countless protesters either dead or dying, and dozens of buildings in flames or fallen into heaps of rubble.

Our expert guides will vividly retell the history of this tragic episode, exploring some of the sites that played a prominent role in the unrest.

Starting Point

M Shed, BS1 4RN


Finishing Point

M Shed

Contact Name
M Shed Box office
Booking Phone
0117 352 6600
Link to Walk
1.5 miles
Free – Donations gratefully received
Event facilities

Accessible by public transport, Accessible toilets, Booking essential, Buggy friendly, Dogs on leads welcome, Family friendly, Frequent rest stops, Mobility scooter friendly, Refreshments available to purchase, Toilets, Visually impaired friendly, Wheelchair friendly

Booking Required
Walk Grade
Easy – mainly flat on paved surfaces without features such as steps and hills. Walking at a gentle pace

Walk organiser

Mon 20 March 2023
Last Updated
Sat 2 March 2024