Bristol Highlights Walk

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Description

The Bristol Highlights walk will bring alive Bristol’s 1,000 year history as a port from the late Saxon period in the 10C 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 Quay, Bristol BS1 4BY

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