Bristol Rock 'n' Roll Walking Tour

1 hr 45 mins

One of the many amazing things about Bristol is its wicked music scene. In this fully outdoor tour with distancing observed throughout take a trip down memory lane and stroll around the city’s iconic music venues.

Visit much-loved venues and locations in over 20 stops. Passing The Locarno, Hippodrome, Louisiana,- hear all about the famous acts who played there. From The Beatles, Sinatra, to Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan, these stars' greatness knows no end. Stop by Dug Out on Park Row where in the mid-80s, the Bristol music scene kicked off with Wild Bunch and Daddy G.

Your tour will be led by rock fan and former music manager John. He knows all the inside stories behind the greatest rock’n’roll venues in town. Find out how these legendary venues helped shape Bristol today.

The walk includes some steep steps so please contact the Host re any mobility concerns. Thank you

Minimum fitness level required.

Age restrictions: 16+

Adult £8

What people are saying

Nigel Bird
Feb 2024

As a resident of Bristol I didn’t think I would learn anything new….. interesting and knowledgeab...

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Jane Bird
Feb 2024

Great way to spend Sunday afternoon

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Sally McAndrew
Dec 2023

Interesting and informative. John was a great tour guide

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Vicki Payne
Dec 2023

Brilliant host, extremely knowledgeable. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.

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How to get there


  • Experience takes place outdoors

COVID-19 guidelines

  • This walk is fully outdoors.

On the day

  • Flat shoes, Please note there are some large steps that we walk down at the start of the tour. Please message the guide re any mobility questions, thank you.

  • Closest bus stop: The Triangle

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 7 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 7 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

You'll be hosted by

John Hughes

John has hosted the Haunted and Hidden Walk for 16 years, and has made TV appearances on Most Haunted, The Source and Made in Bristol. He has a whole host of stories about the city, having also run walking tours about both Clifton and Old Market and spent time working on private tours of TV locations for the Bristol Open Top tour bus.

Rock'n'roll is John's other biggest passion - from this love Bristol's rock'n'roll walking tours were born. Launched after lockdown, these walks are trips down nostalgia lane and around Bristol's legendary music venues. John has managed local bands in Bristol for over 30 years and promoted various shows - he seriously knows his stuff. 2020 saw the release of a book of his time with local band FAB 208.

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