Bristol Highlights Walk

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Starts
11:30 am Sat 28 May 2022
Ends
2:00 pm Sat 28 May 2022
Description

The Bristol Highlights Walk will bring alive Bristol’s 1,000 year history as a port from the late Saxon period in the 10th century up to the present day and the commercial operations of Avonmouth Docks and Royal Portbury Docks, both part of Bristol. The walk will incorporate a summary of Bristol’s participation in the transatlantic slave trade, Isambard Brunel’s achievements in Bristol including the building of the SS Great Western, the SS Great Britain, his design of the Clifton Suspension Bridge, and his building of the Great Western Railway from London to Bristol. The walk will also include reference to piracy and Blackbeard, Banksy and street art and will take in the city centre, Denmark Street, Park Street, College Green (the location for the City Hall and Bristol Cathedral), Millennium Square, the Floating Harbour (previously our City Docks), John Cabot’s statue outside the Arnolfini, Queen Square, King Street and the Old Town of Bristol including St Nicholas Markets.

 

 

Starting Point

Outside the Radisson Blu Hotel, Broad Walk, BS1 4BY

Finishing Point

St Nicholas Markets, Corn Street, BS1 1JQ

Contact Email
Booking Phone
07825 564 067
Booking Email
rob.collin1@btinternet.com
Link to Website
Distance
2 miles
Duration
2 hours 30 mins
Cost
Adults £10, Children £5
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, Walk/event repeated during the festival, Wheelchair friendly

Booking Required
Yes
Walk Grade
Fairly easy – mainly flat on paved surfaces with some features such as step and hills. Walking at gentle pace
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Published
Fri 1 April 2022
Last Updated
Wed 6 April 2022