Raising Cary Grant: The Bristol Footsteps of Archie Leach

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6:00 pm Tue 7 May 2024
7:30 pm Tue 7 May 2024

‘Another fabulous tour’ – Kathryn Davis, MD Visit West

“Everybody wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant.”

Hear the extraordinary story of Cary Grant as you walk the streets he loved.

Born Archie Leach in Bristol in 1904, he rose from poverty to become the most famous – and best dressed – movie star in the world.

But he never forgot his Bristol roots, returning regularly all his life.

This 90-minute walking tour reveals the landscapes of his childhood, and the changed Bristol he found after the Second World War.

Bristol docks, the city’s theatres and cinemas, hotels, shops and restaurants – all the places he came back to time and time again, places that forged his complex character and glittering Hollywood career.

And interwoven throughout: a family background as potent as that landscape.

In partnership with Cary Comes Home festival.

Starting Point

Cary Grant statue, Millennium Promenade, BS1 5DB

Finishing Point

Castle Park, BS1 3XB

Link to Website
1 – 1.5miles
Event facilities

Accessible by public transport, Booking essential, Buggy friendly, Dogs on leads welcome, Mobility scooter friendly, Toilets, Wheelchair friendly, Walk event repeated during the festival (tick box missing here?)

Booking Required
Walk Grade
Easy – mainly flat on paved surfaces without features such as steps and hills. Walking at a gentle pace

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Published in
Thu 7 March 2024
Last Updated
Thu 21 March 2024