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Bristol City Docks

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Address: Bristol, England
Phone Number: 01179273633

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We enjoyed a boat trip around the docks which is great for getting your bearings and seeing some of the fine sights of the city

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Martin N
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed a boat trip around the docks which is great for getting your bearings and seeing some of the fine sights of the city

Thank Martin N
Chorley, Lancashire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stayed nearby for a few days. A lovely atmosphere and walks. The SS Great Britain was excellent (I disagree with the earlier reviewer who said it was too expensive so didn't go in, how can you judge value for money if you don't go?) We also did a boat trip and visited The Watershed independent cinema to see a... More 

Thank Robyn W
Shifnal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent most of one day walking around the Docks - there is plenty to see in the docks them selves, but we ended up going in the M Shed and the SS Great Britain. Plenty of places to grab a snack as you walk around. Keep an eye on children though as in places there is no barrier - it... More 

Thank Field500
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A tour around the docks, and I mean both sides, north and south takes about three hours. There is much to see about Bristol's maritime past. New housing developments have brought new people into the area and waterside and waterborne recreation is widespread. Nearer the city centre are many new bars, restaurants and clubs to suit anybodies tastes. Historic ships... More 

Thank PeterFryer1952
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This a fun and vibrant part of Bristol, it is absolutely full of bars, cafes and eateries of all kinds, it is buzzing and a great place to simply spend some time on a nice day and watch the world go by.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We parked in the Millennium Car Park - ouch! - but then spent a great 4 hours wandering around the docks and admiring it's rich history. Queen Square, Little King Street, Brunel Buttery (great place for a sarnie and drink), SS Great Britain ( to look only as price of entry is extortionate), ferry then walk back to car. A... More 

Thank RomanRemains
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting Bristol for the day with my partner decided on a nice walk along the docks. Its really lovely on a nice day plenty of pubs, cafes and restaurants along the way. There's some lovely ships and small boats, we walked along one side then got a small boat to the other side to the Brunel's ss great Britain ship.... More 

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Purley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spent a fantastic three hours at the Great Britain. There is so much to see - the dry dock where you can view the ship's original iron hull and propeller, the dockyard museum, as well as all the different decks on the ship itself. The actor who played I.K.Brunel was excellent, there was a free audio companion for use on... More 

Thank trishvaal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After spending time going around the SS. Great Britain we wandered along the harbours ide. spent time just watching the boats and then a river trip became a must do. This took us to the other ends with good information of the history so worth doing. Nice to see it when the Harbour Festival was not on as so busy... More 

Thank marriedmembers
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoy a walk besides the water admiring the working steam cranes, visit Mr Brunels SS Great Britain & enjoy a bit of lunch at the Dockyard Cafe Bar.

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