7 October 2024

Historical Walk: Unlocking Bristol’s Stories 2

A city walk, taking in plaques, buildings and statues, complemented with stories of campaigns, protests and poetry in Bristol’s rich and diverse history.

This walk will take a close look at some of Bristol’s plaques, buildings and statues, unlocking the city’s varied, colourful and often controversial histories.

Among topics discussed will be the Bristol Bus Boycott of 1963, Bristol’s role in the campaign to end slavery, the activities of the Romantic poets in the city, and much more besides.

Upcoming dates

  • Monday 7 October


Please note that the walk starts outside Greggs on Cannon Street, near Bristol Bus & Coach Station, and ends at Temple Meads.

Additional information
Volunteer guides will meet you 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.