Best of Bristol Audio Tour

All you could want from an audio tour. At your own pace, explore and learn about Bristol's Old City, discover fabulous independent food and drink venues, see some awesome street art (including two Banksy's) and discover fascinating facts about the oldest parts of the city.

Time & Location

To be taken at your own leisure
Starts at Bristol Bridge, Victoria St, Bristol BS1 6DT, UK

About The Event

To take the tour you will need: 

A set of headphones

A smartphone with either an Android or I-phone operating system to be able to download the app. 

Comfy shoes (heels are very difficult to walk on all the cobbles with) 

Tour description: 

Whether you've been in Bristol for five minutes or five decades, my new audio tour is bound to interest you with some facts about the city that you didn't know. 

With me (Heather) as your audio tour guide, locals can see our city from a different perspective, and hopefully discover somewhere new, and visitors can learn what Bristol is all about and get tips on places to stop at and come back to. The tour takes you through the oldest parts of the city at your own pace. Using you location, the app plays audio automatically, at exactly the right time and place.

Discover where Bristol all began, what happened to our castle, why we have a clock with two times, why we were such a busy port and why so many things are being renamed. Explore markets, relax in a park, pass through the last remaining city gate, see the city's oldest pubs, marvel at the street art, see our cathedral and historic docks.

As it's all about you enjoying it at your own speed, you can stop as often as you like. To assist with this, I'll give you loads of ideas of places to eat and drink, show you a street which is a craft beer lovers paradise, point out a couple of breweries and tell you the story behind them.

When you buy a tour, you'll receive a unique code within a few hours and instructions on how to download the tour on the VoiceMap platform (you will need to have an Android or i-phone with the ability to download an app). Your code accesses the tour, which you can download to use maps offline if you like. If you want to take your tour within the next four hours, please look at the bottom of the Audio Tour page on my website for the alternate booking system.

When to take your tour: 

The actual walking bit takes around 70-80 minutes. If you think you might want to explore the markets in detail, look inside the cathedral or stop for refreshments at one of the many recommended independent venues along the way, then allow much longer. It's a super way to spend a whole dry afternoon.

You can take the tour whenever you like, but it's worth noting these things:

* The first half of the tour has a lot of street art to see. To see it clearly, it is best to start in daylight.

* St Nicholas Market opens 9.30-5pm Monday- Saturday. 

* Check Bristol Cathedral website for their opening hours if you want to look inside. 

* As the pubs, bars and restaurants I recommend are small, independent businesses, opening hours will vary. If you want to stop for food or drinks I would recommend avoiding Mondays if possible to allow maximum choice. 

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