Treasure Island story walk

£12 / Adult
1 hr
Age restrictions
Child and family ticket prices also available
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What you'll do

Explore Bristol’s pirate past in a swashbuckling adventure around the city’s docks, led by your own pirate host. This is the perfect chance to discover more about Bristol’s pirate history and have fun along the way. An ideal half term or holiday adventure!

Discover the story behind Long John Silver and The Spyglass, and see where Squire Trelawney found and fitted out the good ship Hispaniola. Hear where young Jim Hawkins stepped off the coach from Devon to set sail on the biggest adventure of his life – the search for Captain Flint’s buried treasure. This walking experience is filled with pirates and buccaneers, hidden spy holes, dark secrets, dastardly deeds and lashings of gold doubloons.

Hear the stories where they all began - right here in Bristol’s dock. Filled with terrible pirate jokes and not forgetting Ted the fact checking parrot, who'll make sure your pirate gets the story straight, this is the perfect half term or holiday treat.

Our audiences say...

‘Perfect way to spend time with little pirates” - Bristol Arts Monster “Terrific” “Wonderful entertainment ...thoroughly recommend” “Thrilling story-telling, enjoyed by all ages” “fun and very informative” “Saw the city in a whole new way. Unmissable.'

Upcoming dates


  • Outdoors
  • Child friendly

COVID-19 guidelines

All our walks observe social distancing guidelines, numbers on this tour limited to 20, with no more than 6 to walk together. 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 along the way may or may not be available thought there should be toilets at the end at M Shed. Your experience will start on King Street and finishes close to M Shed. Walk lasts approx 1 hour. All our walks observe social distancing guidelines, numbers on this tour limited to 20, with no more than 6 to walk together.

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 14 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 14 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 hosts


Bristol buccaneer and pirate extraordinaire, Angie, will be telling the story of Bristol’s pirates and their incredible adventures. She’ll be joined by Ted, the parrot with more pirate facts than Blackbeard himself.


Professional pirate and seasoned swashbuckler, Gerard will lead you on your journey into Bristol's pirate past. He'll be joined by his trusty parrot Ted, who'll be ready with every fact you'll need along the way, and lots of pirate jokes too.

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What people are saying

It does depend a bit on he age of the participants. But on the whole a good experience.

Liesbeth Bennett, Oct 2020

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£12 / Adult
1 hr
Age restriction
Rebook or cancel up to 14 days before your experience.