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Bristol City Docks

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Address: Bristol, England
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First visit to the Docks 30th April 2016. Pro's Variety of eateries along the docks Interesting stalls Something for everyone Can find a bargain Good atmosphere Can get... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2016
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

First visit to the Docks 30th April 2016. Pro's Variety of eateries along the docks Interesting stalls Something for everyone Can find a bargain Good atmosphere Can get several ferries/ water taxis Con's Can get crowded

Thank MargB63
Bristol, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

great place for a walk,plenty to take in,loads of history...plenty of pubs,bars,eating houses,you cant go wrong,for a nice day out,also hotels near by,

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Bristol Docks are a great place to wander and, as you perambulate the dockside you can visually "peel back" layers of history and discover much about the creation of this great city. I'm not going to write a history lesson but the first thing to remember is that the docks are man made and fairly recent - 18th Century -... More 

Thank Baritone747
Bristol, United Kingdom
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188 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

It's free, it's an excellent way to spend an hour or two and there is always something going on! There are plenty of places to stop for a snack or a drink and plenty of places to stop off and explore - M Shed and Underfall Yard which are free and the SS Great Britain which charges.

Thank Ken T
Wednesbury, United Kingdom
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284 reviews
133 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2016

excellent outdoor activity , walked along dock from ss great britain back to city centre . amazing sense of history and awesome views round the harbour

Thank chris1953jr
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

We spent an afternoon wandering along between Arnolfini and Baltic Wharf. Plenty to see and enough cafes/loos if you needed them. Still some areas under development but harbour side walk is well signposted. A bit disappointed that we couldn't just look at SS Great Britain...we didn't want to visit attraction, just wanted to take a photo but it's all hidden... More 

Thank lisaturner476
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Nice place to have a wonder and a look around. Apparently this isn’t enough info for a review so this is a filler

Thank wbf505m
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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191 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016

We had a lovely walk around the Docks on a Thursday evening. We started at Baldwin Street and just walked and walked. It was very busy and it was great to walk along by the water past all the bars and eateries and see people sitting inside and out enjoying themselves. There is lots of information posted on boards to... More 

Thank Elaine B
Woking, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 13 April 2016

The docks were ok but there were still bits that needed doing up. Not as impressed as I was with Liverpool but I'm sure they will get there. Good though for food.

Thank Rachel W
South West England, United Kingdom
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968 reviews
441 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,102 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016

I visited the docks over 20 years ago. At that time it was dirty, run down and pretty seedy. My, how times have changed. Now it is the heart beat of Bristol, a great place to walk with many bar's and restaurants scattered all over the place as well as places of interest.

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