21 July 2022

Historical Walk: Old City

Discover a millennium of history on this 1.8 mile walk around the heart of Bristol’s old city.

Our expert walk leaders will point out locations which saw the birth of the city, its growth and later decline as a major seaport and centre of commerce. Discover some of the events, people and places that earned the city a place in national history, culture and the arts.

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

Upcoming dates

  • Thursday 21 July, 10.30am
  • Thursday 18 August, 10.30am
  • Thursday 15 September, 10.30am
  • Thursday 20 October, 10.30am
  • Thursday 17 November, 10.30am
  • Thursday 15 December, 10.30am


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

Read more about the Old City walk on our blog.

Additional information
To stay safe and help prevent the spread of COVID-19, please follow government guidelines. 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.