18 April—20 June 2024

Historical Walk: Old City

Discover a millennium of history on this invigorating walk around the old city of Bristol.

Our knowledgeable guides will point out locations that saw the birth of the city, its growth and later transition from a major seaport to a city of commerce, culture and creativity. Discover some of the events, people and places that earned the city a place in national history.

The walk is at a gentle pace on level terrain and is suitable for participants of all levels of fitness.

Read more about the Old City walk on our blog.

Upcoming dates

  • Thursday 18 April, 10.30am
  • Thursday 16 May, 10.30am
  • Thursday 20 June, 10.30am


M Shed – King Street – Wine Street – Welsh Back – Queen Square – M Shed

Additional information
Volunteer guides will meet you at M Shed information desk 5-10 minutes before the walk is due to begin. There will be breaks at key locations where the volunteers will point out sites of key interest and talk about their significance. The majority of the tour is suitable for wheelchairs but some areas may be difficult to navigate.

Suitable clothing
Although the routes are not strenuous, please be aware that surfaces may be uneven and could be slippery when wet. We strongly recommend that you dress appropriately for the weather with warm/waterproof clothing and comfortable footwear.

For your safety
Please take care when crossing busy roads and always use the designated crossings where indicated. Please be aware of other road users and pedestrians, particularly by leaving space on pavements for people to cross safely.