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Bristol Floating Harbour

3 Hannover Quay, Bristol BS1 5JE, England
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No need to be ‘Ship Shape’!

The harbour and dockland area that we see today was created in the early 1800s to solve the problem... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Nick and Angel S
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Only 6 Reviews?

I am surprised there are only 6 reviews for what is perhaps the most visited area of the city. In... read more

Reviewed March 17, 2018
Vincent B
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3 days ago
“No need to be ‘Ship Shape’!”
Mar 17, 2018
“Only 6 Reviews?”
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3 Hannover Quay, Bristol BS1 5JE, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The harbour and dockland area that we see today was created in the early 1800s to solve the problem of ships becoming grounded and stranded in the mud when the tide went out. To keep the ships afloat the River Avon was diverted by the...More

Thank Nick and Angel S
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Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

I am surprised there are only 6 reviews for what is perhaps the most visited area of the city. In any event the Floating Harbour is a must see in the city. Lined with an amazing variety of bars, cafes, restaurants, market stalls, street food...More

Thank Vincent B
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Reviewed March 6, 2018

The floating harbour was built over 200 years ago to allow the ships to escape from the problems associated with the huge tidal range of the river. It is a must see if you visit Bristol as you can have a good walk amongst the...More

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Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

The floating harbour is a must see in Bristol. There is so much to see and do and the walk around the whole harbour is a great way to see a wonderful part of the city. There are plenty of ships and boats to see...More

Thank Vincent B
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Reviewed June 3, 2017

This was very interesting. We walked all the way along and then up to Clifton Suspension Bridge. The new quayside developments are stunning with clear maritime and shipping references in the designs yet very sympathetic to the older buildings. Excellent planning.

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Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

Bristol Floating Harbour is stunning and best viewed from the water itself when on a Ferry. Pedestrian bridges across the water also provide good views.

Thank Ashley A
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Reviewed May 23, 2017

If you have a harbour which has the second largest tide in the world - you have a problem unloading or loading. So Isambard solved the problem - plus created an amazing collection of hydraulics to operate the machinery - locks etc. Plus being on...More

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Reviewed May 6, 2017

North side of the floating harbour is very residential but good walk-ways and so on. On the south side, much more industrial. Swing bridge over the locks at the west side is interesting but rather tatty. Nice pub next to it though!

Thank David M
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