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Blackbeard to Banksy - The Ultimate Walking Tour of Bristol

Bristol City, United Kingdom

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  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

From Blackbeard, the notorious pirate, through to Banksy, the globe’s #1 street artist, via Edward Colston, the slave trader whose statue fell during the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests, the city of Bristol has put itself on the map. Find out exactly how on this fascinating guided tour that mingles centuries of city history with vibrant street art—and leave with tips to make the most of your stay.
  • Get the perfect introduction to Bristol on a guided street art walking tour
  • See originals by Banksy, whose studio is here—and other local artists
  • Discover the city’s complex history, from ruined churches to toppled statues
  • Guide provides tips and insights to ensure you have the perfect stay

What's Included

  • Tour guide

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • BS1 5TJ
      Bristol BS1 5TJ, UK

      Meeting in front of the cathedral main entrance.

    Start time

    11:30 am

    End point

    • Narrow Quay
      Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1, UK

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travellers can participate
    • the tour goes down one set of steps, there is an alternative route however. Also the harbourside surface is made of stones. generally wheelchairs have no problem. get in touch if you have any concerns.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travellers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    A must do when visiting Bristol
    Nicola_J, Jan 2023
    Simon was very knowledgeable about bristol and its history and did not miss out any information, he was very funny and a warm character. It was great to see the old architecture and the modern artwork. Very interesting tour and learnt lots about Bristol.
    Great walk inspiring commentary
    Jacqueline_N, Jan 2023
    The walk was very interesting particularly the pirate history and learning about the early history of Bristol as well as more contemporary history
    A good guide to Bristol
    Frances_M, Dec 2022
    Useful to find out where to visit in Bristol during your stay and to get the history of the area.The guide was entertaining and informative and had a sense of humour.
    Bristol best of tour
    Martin_G, Nov 2022
    Fabulous entertaining and informative tour showing the best of Bristol. Luke was a superb guide .......
    Great worth doing!
    Ben_K, Nov 2022
    It was great and our guide was entertaining and very knowledgeable! I was expecting more banksy art, however it was great to see all the street art around Bristol. Thanks! Worth doing
    Great walking tour
    Francesca_H, Nov 2022
    Excellent knowledgeable tour guide thank you, very enthusiastic and enjoys his job! Would definitely recommend
    Simon was great
    Harry_O, Nov 2022
    The guide (skipper) was great, loads of interesting facts with some excellent drumming . I would recommend this tour
    Simon was an excellent...
    Adelaide_B, Nov 2022
    Simon was an excellent tour guide. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable and full of added info which enhanced the tour. I am due to return to Bristol in Dec and might bring my mom on it as know she would love.
    A must in Bristol
    Carmen_C, Oct 2022
    Perfect way to visit Bristol. The guide was super friendly and made the most of the visit. I wouldn't change anything
    Amazing
    Christopher_E, Sept 2022
    Street art and history of Bristol very enjoyable Luke the tour guide was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour
    Time well spent
    Denise_P, Aug 2022
    Very interesting tour, lots of information and stories provided by knowledgeable guide who also gave us a drum solo as an added bonus, recommend this tour
    Bristol Tour
    Cristina_M, Aug 2022
    Luca Ward very fun and told us a lot of interesting things and gave tips regarding Bristol. I wanted to see more Banksy murales, but he told me where I could find them
    Informative aesthetic and funny tour
    GABRIEL_D, Aug 2022
    Our guide Luke was not only very informative but also a genuine storyteller with a good ethical viewpoint of all things Bristol past and present. The tour was a show within a show, lots of funny anecdotes too. loved it !
    Beautiful Bristolian perambulation!
    Lisa_W, Aug 2022
    Knowledgeable and entertaining way to discover Bristol past and present. Great guide—a credit to your company—who was passionate about a city that was new to us but we hope to get to know even better after this wonderful introduction.
    Just do it
    Andy_G, Aug 2022
    Excellent narration throughout the tour and very knowledgeable Good to see some spots in Bristol and my mum who is a little hard of hearing was fine
    Really fun and interesting tour
    Joanne_T, Aug 2022
    Great tour with a really engaging tour guide Simon who took us to places we wouldn't have noticed or known about if we hadn't joined the tour.
    A great way to explore Bristol
    Grant_W, Aug 2022
    Simon is a great tour guide who entertained us with the history of Bristol, together with his quick wit and humorous anecdotes. The tour took in all the interesting aspects of the city and showed us those sites which we should explore by ourselves such as the interior of the cathedral. The tour length was just right, it was a mostly flat walk that anyone could undertake. I highly recommend this tour
    2 hours well spent
    Peter_B, Jul 2022
    Our tour lasted just over 2 hours. A great way to see the city center and the street art, and really enjoyed Simon’s knowledgeable commentary.
    2 hours well spent.
    David_B, Jul 2022
    Excellent guide, we learned lots of things we didn’t know about Bristol. Simon had a lot of extra noise to deal with and yet we heard every word.
    Fantastic tour and value
    Andy_G, Jul 2022
    The whole tour was amazing exceptional value for money ,our tour guide was knowledgeable and kept the tour interesting
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