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Bristol City Docks

Bristol, England
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Ranked #9 of 136 attractions in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Bristol it self was a little disappointing due to the lack of historical building . We decided to go on one of the many boat trips around the docks which proved to very interesting with many historical buildings and sailing vessels to be seen.It cost around £3.50 per person for a /12 hour round trip. but you can get on... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I love the city docks in every weather and every time of the day - its my patch, I walk around it nearly every day and there is always something different to see. Beautiful historic buildings frame the new ones - plenty of places to have a coffee, drink or something to eat -and great news its flat - so... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed a morning walk around the docks - there was lots to see and also some boat rides that you could go on but we didn't have time that day unfortunately

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bristol
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156 reviews 156 reviews
60 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is a very busy area. Lots to see and do. From cafés, restaurants and stalls. When the sun shines it's just pleasant to people watch and enjoy the views. Lots of different boats etc. this is a place where there is always lots of activity.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
21 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

As someone who can recall this area being a poor run-down area, it's now a favourite visit when in Bristol. Restaurants of all sorts and costs, bars, great views, street theatre....so much goes on here and its never boring. Whether in a group or on your own, this area will give you something to enjoy - it's been well designed... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Just had friends to stay and centred our time on the docks. Very proud and lucky to live within walking distance.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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312 reviews 312 reviews
279 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Bristol Docks are a great place to visit. There are many shop and restaurants to choose from and the water provides a good backdrop.

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Milford
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We enjoyed strolling the dock area--very lively, full of interesting shops, benches to sit on when tired. We found a boat service so were able to take a lovely tour of the harbor on the water.

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Recently had a week in Bristol staying with friends. Fantastic city with lovely shopping centre, and the docks with all the bars and restaurants were lovely. Very clean city and lovely people. So many different areas to visit and certainly lots to do. Cant wait to go back!

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Grenoble, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Nice and relaxing place near the city center. Many restaurants and pubs in the area. You can buy some food and drinks to take away and have a picknick along the docks.

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