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:
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...
There's still so much left to see!