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Bristol Floating Harbour

3 Hannover Quay, Bristol BS1 5JE, England
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Bristol Tattoo Convention

Whilst staying at The Bristol loved waking up to the harbour right infront of the hotel, 6am walks... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jenni W
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Torquay, England, United Kingdom
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Marina

This is a great place of historical marina , old navel vessels and new marina life , great food... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Paul H
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3 Hannover Quay, Bristol BS1 5JE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whilst staying at The Bristol loved waking up to the harbour right infront of the hotel, 6am walks around it was stunning. So peaceful & tranquil watching the sun come up .

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place of historical marina , old navel vessels and new marina life , great food bars restaurants and a happy place to tour , in a good day it’s peaceful and calm , enjoyable

Thank Paul H
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 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

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Reviewed 17 March 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

1  Thank Vincent B
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Reviewed 6 March 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 27 July 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 3 June 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 1 June 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 23 May 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 6 May 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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