The Amazing Bristol Harbourside


Beautiful, varied, industrial and exciting. Good ole Bristol and it’s Harbourfront.

Bristol’s Harbourside is a great place to wander around and take some lovely pics.

On a sunny day I often enjoy walking around the edges of the harbour, taking in all the old industrial buildings and cranes. There are loads of different little parts to explore including the swinging bridges down towards the Avon Gorge, through the main part and shipyards where the SS.Great Britain lives, to the horned bridge connecting millennium square and queen’s square, right the way towards Temple Meads via Bristol Bridge.

There is so much to explore and during the lovely summer months you could even take a boat ride around to see all the best bits! Although, being a very poor student I chose to just walk around, which on a sunny day is a great way to spend your afternoon.

A great feature of the Harbourside is the brilliant Bristol Harbour Festival. One weekend during the summer the harbour fills up with all kinds of boats; big, small, sail boats, yachts, barges, historic vessels and working boats. There is a great festival atmosphere, with bands playing, demonstrations of Newfoundland rescue dogs, a vintage firefighting boat display, food, drinks and an awesome fireworks display!

So if you find yourself in Bristol then take a walk around the harbour and photographize to your heart’s content!

written by hansie14 on 2009-11-26 #places #boats #cranes #industrial #location #bristol #harbourside #bristol-harbour-festival


  1. minty
    minty ·

    i live near bristol! it is indeed a great place for taking photos.

  2. stouf
    stouf ·

    Gorgeous shots ! Congrats !

  3. chris-was-ere
    chris-was-ere ·

    hi if you live in bristol and your on facebook please join this group we are looking for more members…

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