Bristol Slave Trade Walk

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12:00 pm Sun 1 May 2022
2:30 pm Sun 1 May 2022

This walk, focussing on the slave trade and its impact on Bristol, will incorporate the 1,000 year history of Bristol as a port, give a summary history of Bristol’s participation in the English and British slave trade including the abolition of the slave trade in 1807 and the abolition of slavery in 1833, and reference Bristol-born Edward Colston, an official of the Royal African Company, and his divisive legacy to Bristol. The walk will take in the historic harbour of Bristol including the Floating Harbour, the city centre, Park Street, Bristol Cathedral, Pero’s Bridge, and John Cabot’s statue by the Arnolfini.



Starting Point

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

Finishing Point

Cabot’s statue outside the Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, BS1 4QA

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07825 564 067
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1 Mile
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, Walk/event repeated during the festival, Wheelchair friendly

Booking Required
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 in
Fri 1 April 2022
Last Updated
Wed 6 April 2022