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The Best Bristol Walking Tours,
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  • CityDays brings an immersive new way to have a walking tour in Bristol
  • Discover Bristol's historic landmarks, secret sights & hidden gems
  • Solve fun challenges & puzzling clues to unlock your way
  • Optional breaks at top-rated pubs, bars and cafes
  • Interactive private tour, you and your team, at your own pace
  • Full money back guarantee. We know you'll love it
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What to expect on a CityDays Bristol Walking Tour

Messages sent to your phones - we'll send your walking tour to any international phone number.
Clues, challenges, & puzzles - interact with the city to unravel obscured directions and find your way.
The perfect difficulty - just the right amount, inclusive for all, with help available should you need it.
Landmarks & hidden gems - see Bristol in a new light, a tour showing off quirks too!
Full money back guarantee

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Find Your Perfect Bristol Walking Tour

Each walking tour explores a different area of Bristol, find the route that suits you best or work your way through! All bookings are fully flexible, alter your booking freely.

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How the Bristol walking tours work

Clues & Puzzles

Clues don't require any prior knowledge and are made up of two parts:

1) Obscured directions that make reference to the city around you. Unravel their meaning and be guided by your surroundings.

2) A puzzle to be solved once you've followed the directions, search nearby to find your answers.

CityDays aim for an enjoyable, just-the-right-amount, level of difficulty that is inclusive for all! Help messages are available should you need a bit of support.

A mix of clues, puzzles and photo challenges

Guided by clues sent to your phone

  • Receive snippets of history, quirky facts and intriguing stories about the areas you visit.
  • Pub/cafe breaks along your hunt, all totally optional and some with discounts on food & drinks.
  • Make memories at locations along the way, get inspiration from previous teams and share a clever snap!
  • Go at your own speed, or go for top spot on the game leaderboard.
Learn snippets of history, optional breaks in pubs/cafes and a leaderboard for each game.

Bristol is a colourful tapestry of a city packed with the historic and modern culture.

Contemporary street art mingles with medieval architecture; landscaped and wild parks sit alongside maritime industry, while haunted inns hide among modern developments.

There's no better way to experience these fabulous collisions than with a CityDays walking tour

Our aim: for you to fall in love with Bristol too

Bristol Walking Tour Reviews

The great things our customers have to say about CityDays Bristol Walking Tours

Windsor oldies Bristol Walking Tour

Windsor oldies

Great day out exploring parts of London you would never normally do

Seekers of Aravos Bristol Walking Tour

Seekers of Aravos

I was in a team with my partner and our 9 year son. We had a blast. There was something for us all!

Are you okay? Bristol Walking Tour

Are you okay?

We really enjoyed the scavenger hunt! It was a great way to get outside and enjoy the city in a different way. We both …

Three Women and No Baby Bristol Walking Tour

Three Women and No Baby

Second one I have done. Such a brilliant format. The clues are well written and make you really look at what’s around y…

3 Gen Bristol Walking Tour

3 Gen

Great way to entertain teenagers, they loved it.

Bopchkin Bristol Walking Tour

Bopchkin

A great way to learn about a city and have fun doing it. The clues were good and the walk was about right

Team Hammond Bristol Walking Tour

Team Hammond

My wife and I had a fantastic day of exploring and refreshments. We will definitely be back!

Daryls birthday Bristol Walking Tour

Daryls birthday

Really fun morning. Would definitely recommend

Bickle's Bongles Bristol Walking Tour

Bickle's Bongles

The clues were excellent - easy to follow without being too easy to solve! Took us on a very pleasant journey around Lo…

Donkeys@2pm Bristol Walking Tour

Donkeys@2pm

It was excellent. Only error we made was at the Plague for the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. This was because the bronz…

Jannie's jaunts Bristol Walking Tour

Jannie's jaunts

Great fun and a fabulous way to look around a city, our first time, but not the last

Berin Bristol Walking Tour

Berin

Had the most amazing time doing our murder mystery trail! Well thought out, perfect clues, and a lovely city to do it i…

Bestiesss✨ Bristol Walking Tour

Bestiesss✨

Amazing day out!!

duckz Bristol Walking Tour

duckz

spectacular

Team Kataraang Bristol Walking Tour

Team Kataraang

Was a super fun day, even as Oxford students!It was great learning so many new things about the city and paying attenti…

Doctor and the Cats Bristol Walking Tour

Doctor and the Cats

Great fun and interesting places to discover, especially Mercato Market

Renegades Bristol Walking Tour

Renegades

This was so much fun, such a good idea and more people need to know about it! Highly recommend!

Sanlo Bristol Walking Tour

Sanlo

It was our first walk and we loved it! We have been in London for many years and have not seen some of the places befor…

Corn Stars Bristol Walking Tour

Corn Stars

A very fun, head scratching activity. A great way to explore the city without feeling like you’re walking for miles; gr…

Malyha Kristian and Zeb Bristol Walking Tour

Malyha Kristian and Zeb

Smooth trail. Good level of some things we needed to think about but didn't find too hard.

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See More, Do More, Learn More with CityDays

Welcome to Bristol, a once-upon-a-time pirate’s paradise turned artist’s retreat! 

The thriving city of Bristol is a labyrinth of secrets, untold stories and fascinating figures.

Whether you’re a Bristolian looking to scrub up on your West Country knowledge or a visitor hoping to spot some hidden gems, our walking tours of Bristol are here to take you further, teach you more and, most importantly, help you enjoy yourselves!

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Get The Most Out of Your Bristol Walking Tours

Our Bristol walking tours are designed to take you above and beyond your typical sightseeing experience. We’re dedicated to showing you everything you’d expect to see in Bristol while also slipping in loads of cool hidden stuff along the way.

The best part? It’s up to you to find them! 

CityDays’ walking tours of Bristol get you interacting with and learning about the city’s streets, landmarks, history and famous figures. The only way to navigate the route is by looking up, down, left and right, answering puzzles, riddles and spotting clues based on your surroundings! 

Our self-guided Bristol walking tours transform you into detectives, explorers and tour guides, giving you the freedom to discover the city your own way, in your own time, with people you know and love. 

From the moment you start until you finish the tour, you’re guaranteed to learn, have fun, make memories and get some fresh air and exercise. 

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The Best Walking Tours in Bristol

No queues, no waiting around, no hassle.

That’s part of what makes CityDays’ Bristol walking tours the best in the city. 

We’ve created a model that allows you to take charge of your Bristol walking tour. This ensures that you can walk at your own pace, take breaks whenever it’s convenient for you, and tour with whoever you want! Here’s how it works

Instead of inviting ourselves along, we take the backseat. All you need is a good pair of walking shoes, a fully charged phone, and a sense of adventure. 

We recognise that this is your day out - not ours. So it’s up to you how it plays out: compete for first place on our leaderboard or take your time and really soak up the sights. Either way, we’re only a text message away if you get stuck. 

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Bristol History Walking Tours: Uncover Bristol’s Hidden History

From being the meeting point between the two Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of Mercia and Wessex to the Bristol Bus Boycott and beyond, Bristol has seen its fair share of history - and we want to share it with you!

Our Bristol history walking tours take you on an exciting journey through Bristol’s historical timeline in a way that celebrates the city’s cultural quirks and mysterious facts. Along the way, you’ll discover street art, cosy pubs and much, much more. 

To give you a sneak peek at what you can expect from our historical Bristol walking tours, we’ve put together a few historical facts about the city!

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Bristolians Sent 1000s of Shoes to German Children in 1947

Just two years after the Second World War, Bristolians rallied together to help German children struggling with economic and social disparity. 

In 1947, the Western Daily Press newspaper reported that in Bristol’s twin city in Germany, Hannover, up to 56% of children couldn’t attend school due to a lack of adequate footwear.

Many Bristolians put aside any lingering wartime resentment of Germany and its citizens by sending thousands of shoes, food, sweets and clothing to struggling children. 

A Suffragette Once Smacked Winston Churchill Over The Head with A Dog Whip at Temple Meads

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The suffragette’s name was Theresa Garnett, and she was originally from Leeds, Yorkshire.

On 14 November in 1909, Winston Churchill travelled by train to Bristol to speak at a dinner that was to be held at Bristol Beacon (formerly known as Colston Hall). 

According to reports, Garnett approached Churchill while they were standing on a Temple Meads platform, cracked a dog whip across his face and shouted “take that, you brute!” or, in another version: “take that in the name of the insulted women of England!”

Bristol Once Held a Spelling Bee Where Less Than Half of The Words Were Spelt Correctly

According to the Western Daily Press, Bristol Rotary Club held a spelling bee in 1938 at the Grand Hotel where 24 out of 50 words were spelt correctly.

In fairness, some of the words are still considered tricky: “bureaucracy”, “omniscient”, “scion” and “ukulele” were among them. Best of all, a visiting Rotarian from Budapest was said to be in the audience and the papers described him as “a little bewildered”. 

Available Trails and Bristol Walking Tours

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Interested in finding out more about the kinds of self-guided historical and Bristol street art walking tours we provide? Here’s where you get a tiny sneak peek into where you can find your next adventure…

The Painted City

Discover Bristol's rich tapestry of history and creativity on an immersive, puzzle-filled walking tour. Navigate medieval arches, mural-adorned streets, and Victorian gardens, unlocking tales from its diverse past through engaging challenges…

Highlights include 17th-century bronze 'nail' tables for merchant bartering, time-worn medieval marvels, engineering feats, and iconic street art including an original Banksy. Along the way, enjoy puzzles, surprises, and stops at unique venues like a candle-lit bar in a 16th-century townhouse and a traditional pub with flock wallpaper and a cosy fire. 

This escape game-style tour is ideal for friends who love to explore and play, offering a multifaceted glimpse into Bristol's vibrant culture.

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