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“Intriguing view of old Bristol”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Christmas Steps

Christmas Steps
Bristol UK
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59 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Intriguing view of old Bristol”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012

With so much of Bristol destroyed in the war or over the centuries it's refreshing to find this piece of old Bristol, leading down to what was once the River Frome and across to the City Walls. It's lined with old shops - of various vintages - that now play host to speciality shops.

Sadly many of these speciality shops now just sell bric a brac but there are some more interesting ones - art galleries, the Bristol Cider Company and a philatelic store. It's worth a casual diversion but it's better to check out markets that are occasionally held there - such as in December that brings a little more colour and flavour to the Steps.

Visited December 2012
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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60 attraction reviews
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“Quaint part of old Bristol”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2012

In amongst all the bland post-war development that blights parts of Bristol city centre the Christmas Steps are an attractive area of old architecture which opens out on to still more attractive buildings at the top of the Steps.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Lovely”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2012

Old Bristol, there is a lot of history and old buildings in Bristol and well worth a day out, plenty of eating establishments. great.

Visited December 2012
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kidderminster
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114 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“dont bother!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

ok so it was November but..... nothing there, dont bother with the climb this is NOT a tourist destination, sorry

Visited November 2012
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Gloucestershire
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Part of 'Real Bristol' but Not The Same”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

Full of character and charming but not the same any more. Visited fairly recently and I was disappointed to find it full of offices rather than the old shops,
I guess it's a sign of the times but the best Joke Shop in the world used to be in Christmas Steps!
So I can't give it 5 stars

Visited April 2012
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