A City in Flames – 1831 Riots

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3:00 pm Sun 1 May 2022
5:30 pm Sun 1 May 2022

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 one of the most dramatic events 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, BS1 4RN

Booking Phone
0117 352 6600
Link to Website
2 miles
2 hours 30 mins
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
Published in
Fri 1 April 2022
Last Updated
Wed 6 April 2022