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Bristol City Docks

Address: Bristol, England
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Ranked #13 of 305 things to do in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Piers & boardwalks, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Piers & boardwalks, Sights & Landmarks
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Devizes
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

A very interesting area to walk around. We spent a morning and it needed longer. Plenty to see even on a wet day and lots of places for refreshment.

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bristol
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Bristol City have done a wonderful job of re-energising the defunct city docks. Whilst the main part is centred around the city centre itself it is worthwhile including a walk to the dock entrance from the river avon. The circular walk should take no more than one hour. Enough time to see lock gates swing bridges and the working boat... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Loads of interest and things to see and do. Brilliant! So much for adults and children in a great city.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Was nice to have some time to walk around the docks and see the different types of boats in the water and buildings surrounding the docks was a lovely day

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Plenty of places to stop for coffee. Easy to get to the museums, SS Great Britain, The Matthew, the zoo and the main shopping area

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

To see parts of Bristol as it used to be visit here, a good mix of history and modern. Take a trip on the Mathew while there

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Bristol docks is a great place to visit you have the M-shed and there is some old cranes there to see .come when the there is a event on to exprerince to great atmosphere Like the harbour festival

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Gold Coast, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Brilliant surroundings, great photo opportunities, a very interesting place for a brisk walk, plenty of opportunities to shelter from the weather when necessary.

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Martos, Spain
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31 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

40 years ago this was a commercial port, in the intervening time it has been transformed into a world-class harbourside with cafes, bars, restaurants, steam train, boat trips, walkways, a craft market, concert venue, plus the incompatible SS Great Britain. Young and old alike will enjoy a day out here, Bristol cathedral and St Mary Redcliffe church are very close,... More 

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

A wintery day so brisk on the Wharf but we loved every moment. We walked from Wapping Wharf after a visit to M shed, a short visit to 'Matthew' John Cabot's boat then across the bridge to Princes Wharf. So much to see various boats, the old Derricks and rolling stock.

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