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Bristol City Docks

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Address: Bristol, England
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Best way to see the port is afloat!

We parked in a large public (chargeable) car park near the SS Great Britain attraction and the waterfront where there were several companies offering tours round the port. We... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bill P
Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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249 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We parked in a large public (chargeable) car park near the SS Great Britain attraction and the waterfront where there were several companies offering tours round the port. We chose the Bristol Packet group and were taken by barge around this large port and had an excellent running commentary on what to see on our 3/4 hour tour. Light refreshments... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to go for a walk before dinner, and in a hour we visited most part of the docks, and we liked it. There are beautiful multicolored houses on the hill, the ss great Britain, that you can also visit inside, and in general it was a pleasant stroll to know this city a little better.. Then we went... More 

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you want a quiet stroll along the banks of the river Avon, Bristol Docks are not for you. I visited on Saturday lunchtime and was amazed by the vast crowds, all was hustle and bustle! There are boat trips along the dockside and across the docks. There is little evidence of the old dockland - (probably due to WWII... More 

Thank jrdo5959
Brighton, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A great area to wander about, some amazing old buildings displaying the 'Byzantine' style which is everywhere in this area. The entire dock areas have been mainly redeveloped, but thankfully, mainly sympathetically. Lots of boats which are bars, restaurants or music venues/clubs. A great, free wander.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum of transport by the docks was fantastic for my children. My son liked the boats on the quay and the old cranes.

Thank Nelson M
Crediton, United Kingdom
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232 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Vibrant and busy ,a lot to do and see. Bars, restaurants, street food, market stalls and street entertainers. Lovely place to sit and watch the world go by.

Thank Mandy R
Bristol, United Kingdom
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629 reviews
302 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once the council thought the docks would make a fine inner ring road. So good they failed because this is a lovely space and more and more is now walkable - Welsh Back needs a little more work. Trouble is the Docks are so popular that the infrastructure cannot cope. Litter is a real problem and will get worse as... More 

Thank RobininBRISTOL
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the family to the city docks for a nice walk. Stopped off for lunch, but more of a walk, stopped for a drink and then got an ice cream. Boats everywhere, beautiful sunshine, blue sky and had an excel lent time. Easy parking but so close to the bus stops.

Thank Sarah M
Bristol, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We live in Bristol and frequently go to the docks for a walk. Amazing vibe, very friendly and frequently has lots of activities going on. If you are a runner, it's a great place to run around in the early morning.

Thank Tim C
Bristol, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Fond memories of these docks which never fade. Great restaurants on these docks and often entertainment in the area from food festivals to firework displays and musical events.

Thank Tom A

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