Explore Bristol off the beaten track with Martin Booth, author of the bestselling guidebook '111 Places in Bristol That You Shouldn't Miss' and the recently published '111 Places For Kids in Bristol That You Shouldn't Miss'.
Join Martin for a two-hour walking experience to discover plenty of secret corners and find out more about Bristol, in particular the Old City and Castle Park.
Midway through the walk, you'll grab a drink of your choice at one of Martin's favourite independent cafes. And you'll also be given a signed copy of one of his books.
Age restrictions: 10+
Great tour, Martin is super knowledgeable and friendly, highly recommend it to anybody, especiall...
A most interesting morning learning some fascinating stuff about Bristol. There's always somethin...
Great to discover Bristol
A very informative and enjoyable tour round the historic core of Bristol exploring some of the hi...
Great tour, Martin is super knowledgeable and friendly, highly recommend it to anybody, especially people who are new and would like to get to know the city better.
A most interesting morning learning some fascinating stuff about Bristol. There's always something new to learn and Martin revealed lots of the old city's treasures. Thoroughly enjoyed it and I'd recommend it without reservation.
Great to discover Bristol
A very informative and enjoyable tour round the historic core of Bristol exploring some of the hidden features and parts within the old city that we might otherwise miss in our busy lives! Would recommend!
Even if you've lived in Bristol for a long time there will be many things you've never noticed before on this tour of the Old City. Definitely recommended for anyone who wants to find out more about the history of Bristol (which should be everyone!). Martin was really engaging and an excellent tour guide.
Great personal tour around Bristol!
Very informative, interesting and entertaining. We were taken to parts of Bristol which we have never explored, and we learnt a good deal about the city. The visit to a good coffee-shop and the receipt of two lively guide books written by Martin as part of the ticket were a generous plus. A very worthwhile and memorable experience.
Martin is a very knowledgeable guide who showed us many points of interest which we would have overlooked.We felt we gained a real insight into Bristol's history.The books were a treat.
It was fun, relaxed, and very informative. This was all thanks to the brilliant host, Martin Booth. I've lived in Bristol 9 years and I learnt a lot.
Really interesting and enjoyable
A really lovely morning, Martin was so friendly and knowledgable!
Fantastic to spend time with Martin who is a charming and able host and a font of knowledge. The tour is focused on Bristol Old Town’s multiple layers of built infrastructure about which Martin knows tonnes. If it missed one thing it would be some more human stories that might bring the buildings and infrastructure alive a bit more.
A really interesting tour, Martin is a great host and I saw parts of the city I had never seen before. A must for any history lover. Highly recommend!
We had a wonderful time on Martin's tour around central Bristol and learned so much. Martin answered all our questions and was very friendly. My Mum whose birthday it was loved it so much she says she is going to bring back my Dad to do it again.
Martin showed us places and things we didn’t know about that were really interesting and did so with great charm and humour
Even though I had explored the Old City with its many ancient churches and surviving medieval streets before, Martin is a knowledgeable, friendly guide who was able to point out features which were hidden in plain sight. Highly recommend this to Bristol residents and visitors alike.
This was a wonderful way to spend a few hours on a Sunday! I have wanted to go for some time but work on Sundays. It was just as good as I expected - actually it was much better. Loved it!
I know a lot about Bristol's history but this walk really made it come alive!
A very interesting tour with Martin Booth.
Really interesting walk around the old centre of Bristol and a book to help discover more treasures in the city
We really enjoyed our tour, even though we have lived in Bristol for well over a decade, and my wife is from Bristol, Martin pointed out so many things that I was unaware of. Really interesting and highly recommended.
A must for anyone who wants to really get to know Bristol's hidden alleyways and secret histories. Amazing guide whose live of the city and deep knowledge are unparalleled. Highly recommended.
It was a very interesting, informative and engaging walk. Would highly recommend it to anyone remotely interested in Bristol or the heritage of places.
Really enjoyed the walk around Bristol. Although I've lived here for many years I learnt a lot of new things and walked down some streets I'd never realised were there. Thank you Martin!
Interesting and well informed. Very enjoyable two plus hours.
What a fascinating, friendly, relaxed and informative tour of the old city of Bristol. Loved it and learned some quirky facts about, and discovered some new little spots and routes around, good ol' Brizzle!
Fascinating tour, thanks!
Martin was really welcoming, friendly, knowledgeable and tailored the tour to our group. Great coffee en route with a few extra bonus Bristol spectacles too! Highly recommend
Engaging, knowledgeable host.
martin was very engaging super knowledgeable , the walk route was well thought out and the delivery was spot on:-)
Thoroughly enjoyed the tour / experience and found Martin to be very engaging and knowledgeable. Would recommend to anyone wanting to learn more about Bristol's history.
Great fun, I learned a lot about the historic centre of Bristol
Martin was an excellent guide and I am very pleased to have a copy of his book for future reference.
Martin provides fantastic insights to Bristol with amazing stories covering the history of Bristol.
Martin is a very engaging and knowledgeable guide. Also, he bought us coffee.
Despite living within a few hundred yards of this walking tour I learned loads..! Great group and great fun..!
Martin was a wonderful guide on this fascinating walk through the Old City of Bristol, showing us evidence of a once thriving medieval city and its castle (sadly destroyed by a combination of the Luftwaffe and Cromwell). Fortunately some things remain, which Martin showed us by taking us off the beaten track to some unexpected gems. Certainly a tour to recommend and remember.
I Booked Martin’s tour of Bristol for my partners birthday and we loved every minute. Martin was an amazing guide, shedding light on spaces in Bristol not commonly known, but rich with character and history. Martin’s knowledge of the city is brilliant, and he is able to help you imagine some of the ‘lost’ timelines of Bristol! Will be recommending his tour to our friends!
Informative and entertaining tour showing a side of the City not well recognised or understood. Great fun!
Found this so very interesting from start to finish . I learnt so much about the history of Bristol’s city centre history. I’ve already recommended to friends, even if they have lived in Bristol for years.
Brilliant fun, and a fascinating introduction to the more easily overlooked historical and architectural quirks of Bristol’s old city
It was so completely VERY VERY NOT boring!! Was engrossed throughout, Martini’s passion for the local history of Bristols old town shone through, we were shown so many hidden gems and he shared so many fascinating snippets of information ….. a cup of coffee halfway was a lovely touch and greatly appreciated! I have been looking UP wherever I have walked ever since, so much to see!
Fun and informative tour uncovering parts of Bristol I didn’t know (having lived here for 20 years!). Martin was really knowledgeable and engaging - a great host!
Really enjoyable and interesting walk. Martin was both knowledgeable and good company
Really interesting, I found out so much on this tour
Fascinating tour with excellent, engaging host. Highly recommended.
Martin knew plenty of interesting things about Bristol and shared his knowledge in a relaxed and friendly manner. A great way to learn about the city and its people.
Excellent walk with full chat about who, what, why, when and where...as we might expect from a journalist!
I booked Martin's tour for my mum and partner on the morning of my mum's birthday and it was an absolute hit! Both learnt lots and really enjoyed delving into the lesser known facts and history of Bristol. Big smiles all around. Thank you for a fantastic tour!
Really fun and interesting
I’ve lived here for 24 years and I saw interesting sites, buildings, alleys etc. that I didn’t know existed. We stayed within old Bristol and Martin entertained us with anecdotes about sites we’ve passed many times and never noticed. Who knew Castle Park was so big? Spotted some excellent independent cafes, turn off the main streets, avoid the chains and there are some gems around. Thoroughly recommended for visitors and residents. Signed book and one of the best coffees incl - don’t miss out!
Great walk around Old and newer Bristol City. Martin did rise to the challenge and showed us plenty of little intricacies of Bristol which although we have walked through the streets many many times and followed a good number of walks he found plenty of interest. Even found a bonus Queen Ann drain pipe.
A fun and informative tour around interesting places in Bristol, discovering hidden corners that I had failed to notice in all the years I've lived here.
Martin Booth is the author of '111 Places in Bristol That You Shouldn't Miss', featuring places off the beaten track across the city not usually featured in guidebooks. During this walking tour, Martin will take you exploring around some of Bristol's quirkiest secret corners, using his wealth of insider knowledge. All guests will receive a free signed copy of the guidebook at the end of the tour, as well as a drink during the tour from one of Martin's favourite independent cafes or breweries.
Martin Booth is the Editor of Bristol24/7, the city’s leading news and entertainment website, and free monthly magazine. Martin has previously written for publications including The Times, The Guardian, Time Out and the 2007 FA Cup semi-final programme. In his spare time, he enjoys cycling, travelling and drinking locally-brewed beer. He lives in Bristol with his wife, Jo, and their two daughters, Mersina and Lois. Follow him on Twitter for all things Bristol and more at @beardedjourno.
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