Blood, Blackbeard and Buccaneers

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6:00 pm Tue 14 May 2024
8:00 pm Tue 14 May 2024

Excellent research…charismatic delivery… comedy… with a little vicarious thrill of terror” – Bristol24/7

Edward Teach – Blackbeard – was the world’s most infamous pirate.

And, until his death in battle 200 years ago, the most feared.

While no Bristol records survive, new research in Jamaica proves his local origins – and a family and previous career that differ wildly from your stereotype, rum-soaked pirate.

Your pirate guide, with Ted, the fact-checking parrot, knows the worst pirate jokes you’ll ever hear.

So swash and buckle in Blackbeard’s footsteps and discover the truth, pausing at a couple of dockside hostelries along the way.

You’ll separate fact from fiction – and never be short of a story down the pub again.

Heard of Stede Bonnet, star – with Blackbeard – of tv’s OUR FLAG MEANS DEATH? We reveal his Bristol family too!

AND the Llandoger Sea Shanty Night follows our tour, so stay and join in – it’s free!

Starting Point

The Golden Guinea, 18 Guinea Street, BS1 6SX

Finishing Point

The Llandoger Trow, King Street, BS1 4ER

Link to Website
1 – 1.5 miles
Event facilities

Accessible by public transport, Booking essential, Frequent rest stops, Refreshments available to purchase, Toilets, Walk/event repeated during the festival

Booking Required
Walk Grade
Fairly easy – mainly flat on paved surfaces with some features such as step and hills. Walking at gentle pace

Walk organiser

Sat 2 March 2024
Last Updated
Thu 21 March 2024