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From Blackbeard to Banksy: A Walking Tour of Bristol

From Blackbeard to Banksy: A Walking Tour of Bristol

I decided to take a local walking tour around Bristol on Thursday. It was led by a local street artist and lasted about 2 hours, covering about 2 miles in the harbourside and old city areas of Bristol. I saw some really amazing street art, which Bristol is known for, visited some historic pubs, and saw where Blackbeard was born (and a pub that he most likely hung out in!). Here are some highlights from the tour: 

An original Banksy! "Well-Hung Lover"  The blue spots are not part of the original painting.

An original Banksy! "Well-Hung Lover"

The blue spots are not part of the original painting.

"The Big Deal" by JPS

"The Big Deal" by JPS

This street artist paints on dried gum!

This street artist paints on dried gum!

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The oldest pub in Bristol: licensed 1606 but established in the early 1500s. Blackbeard most likely had a pint here at some point! The door in the picture is the original door. Legend says that in Blackbeard times the door to the pub was lined with human skin to ward off evil spirits...

Napoleonic war prison

Napoleonic war prison

Walking down a 1,000-year-old street

Walking down a 1,000-year-old street

Daniel Defoe found his inspiration for Robinson Crusoe at this pub

Daniel Defoe found his inspiration for Robinson Crusoe at this pub

The only preserved medieval archway left in Bristol

The only preserved medieval archway left in Bristol

Blackbeard was born in one of the colored houses!

Blackbeard was born in one of the colored houses!

Inside The Ostrich Inn (an old pub). This opening leads to the underground tunnel system used to transport goods (i.e. liquor) between buildings in Bristol.

Inside The Ostrich Inn (an old pub). This opening leads to the underground tunnel system used to transport goods (i.e. liquor) between buildings in Bristol.

A replica of the ship that John Cabot sailed across the Atlantic.

A replica of the ship that John Cabot sailed across the Atlantic.

There's still so much left to see! 

5 Hours in Bath

5 Hours in Bath

Afternoon Cream Tea at Margot May Tearoom

Afternoon Cream Tea at Margot May Tearoom