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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 hundreds of 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.

Pay what you think.

Please book in advance by phone

Sign ups on the day will be taken if space is available.


Fairly easy - mainly flat on paved surfaces with features such as steps; gentle pace. Accessible by public transport Accessible toilets Booking essential Buggy Friendly Dogs on leads welcome Family friendly Mobility scooter friendly Refreshments available to purchase Toilets Wheelchair friendly History and architecture

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