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Bristol: Self-Guided Sightseeing Audio Tour

1. Bristol: Self-Guided Sightseeing Audio Tour

The tour begins on Bristol Bridge and tells the story of Bristol’s beginnings. Learn how the city got its name, then stroll to Castle Park, the site of the original Anglo-Saxon settlement. Arrive in the Old City area of Bristol next, and learn about its fascinating history. Explore the charming Saint Nicholas Markets then pass through the only remaining city gate. Check out the area where the See No Evil Street Festival was held, and admire the gray buildings that have been brightened up by artists from across the world. Continue onto the Christmas Steps and then Colston Hall. Arrive at Bristol’s oldest pub, then pass by two of Banksy’s most famous pieces of street art. Stop by Bristol Cathedral, followed by a stroll around the College Green. Continue onto the historic Bristol Docks, then visit the famous Old Vic where you can grab a bite to eat. Along the way, listen to your audio guide’s fascinating stories about local history and culture, as well as recommendations for the best spots to visit on your stay.

Bristol: Self-Guided Sabotaged Balloon City Treasure Hunt

2. Bristol: Self-Guided Sabotaged Balloon City Treasure Hunt

Explore Bristol in a unique way with this self-guided treasure hunt in the city center. Crack the case using a booklet containing a fascinating story, cryptic clues to solve, amazing local history, and colorful maps to follow.  Begin your adventure at Bristol's oldest coffee house where you can collect your booklet and embark on a quest to unravel the mystery of Archie Russell and his amazing flying machine. When Archie Russell came crashing to the ground, the police discovered a steering rope was cut.  Follow a trail of clues left by the villain that cut the rope. Go on an exciting puzzle adventure through the heart of historic Bristol, as you follow the maps, unlock the clues, and unravel the epic tale. Track down hidden objects, decode symbols, and uncover hidden messages, as you eliminate suspects and gradually solve the case. Make it to the end and experience the amazing wow moment when the villain is revealed.

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What people are saying about Bristol Old Vic

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 34 reviews

I brought this for myself, my husband and our dog for a visit to Bristol. It was lots of fun. Great way to see Bristol and you get to go to some great pubs. Took us longer as we ended up having a few drinks in each pub. Really recommend. Great clues and great for all ages. Some really interesting facts and easy to follow. Will definitely look at doing something similar again! :)

This was a great activity to explore the heart of Bristol and learn a bit of history. HIGHLY RECOMMEND The clues a good difficulty level. You can also make this a pub crawl if you want. Did this by myself and still thought it was pretty fun. Took about 2.5hrs total.

Very clear concise narrative. Could stop and start as much as we wanted to. Interesting and not overdone facts about a lovely city. Although we'd walked around the day before this tour took us to places we wouldn't have seen or particularly noticed.

Easy to follow and interesting historical tour. It’s a lot about pubs/breweries and street art though!!

Superb! Loved it! Saw different sides of Bristol and a great choice of bars!