Blood and butchery in Bedminster

COVID-19 update
Book or gift now, enjoy later!

We’re sorry, this experience is not able to go ahead right now. 

Due to the current Covid restrictions, this experience is unable to take place during December 2020.

Every booking - regardless of when this takes place, will play a part in helping our local businesses to survive this challenging time and help them bounce back when we are able to visit them in person again. 

Book something to look forward to or gift to someone special for when lockdown is over, or to celebrate a brand new year! 

Price
£10 / person
Duration
2 hrs
Age restrictions
10+

What you'll do

Discover Bedminster’s strange and surreal secrets in this gripping walking experience around an area older than Bristol itself.

From grave robbers and body snatchers to looters and a man eating lion, you’ll journey into Bedminster’s checkered past. Hear the true stories of a forgotten Victorian murder on East Street; impostor Princess Caraboo and Bedminster's significant role in the infamous Brinks Mat robbery… Can you solve the mystery of the £26 million in gold bullion that was rumoured to be hidden right here in Bedminster?

  • "The best walking tour I’ve ever done" - @WeirdBristol on Twitter
  • "Uncanny and macabre, cracking script, consummate performer” - Bristol Life Mag
  • “A gripping jaunt through the Bedminster underworld… even lifelong BS3 residents will learn something new” - South Bristol Voice
  • “Creepy but totally captivating” - Theatre Bath

Upcoming dates

COVID-19 guidelines

Group numbers will be limited to ensure social distancing can be met, guests are also welcome to wear face masks.

On the day

Your experience will go ahead rain or shine, so please dress for the weather. Wear comfy shoes to walk in and bring an umbrella if needed. Toilets en route may or may not be available.

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 3 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 3 days before your experience.

About Show of Strength

Show of Strength’s founder, Sheila, has revealed forgotten stories of Bristol’s past with countless curious Bristolians. Having lived in Bedminster for 30 years, her local knowledge is unparalleled and the true stories she tells are often better than fiction. The Show of Strength team have a passion for sharing Bristol’s secret history with the people who live here and their experiences have won multiple awards, including a Best of Bristol Theatre Award from Bristol 24/7 and Best Live Performance from the Creative Bath Awards.

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Your host

Sheila

Sheila will be hosting your walking experience, telling a wealth of weird and wonderful tales about the area along your journey. Sheila loves storytelling and will show you a completely new side to the streets of Bristol you thought you knew.

How to get there

What people are saying

Great to learn what happened on our very own doorstep!

Lisa McKeever, Nov 2020

Fantastic look into the past of Bedminster. I'd definitely recommend the walking tour!

Sian Colman, Oct 2020

Any questions?

Ask your question directly to Show of Strength.

Upcoming dates

What people are saying

Great to learn what happened on our very own doorstep!

Lisa McKeever, Nov 2020

Fantastic look into the past of Bedminster. I'd definitely recommend the walking tour!

Sian Colman, Oct 2020
Price
£10 / person
Duration
2 hrs
Age restriction
10+
Rebook or cancel up to 3 days before your experience.