The Bridging Bristol: Shaping a City map was designed to reveal lesser-known information about the built environment in the Harbourside area of the city. The map is aimed at getting young people to look at familiar buildings in different ways and give them further understanding of the heritage of those places.
We used Brunel to link many of the venues by celebrating his innovations in the city but we also want students to explore more than just the famous landmarks and introduce them to places they haven’t been before – like the Underfall Yard.
How to use our Shaping A City Trail
Follow the route marked in red on the map. On the reverse, you’ll find historical information about buildings along the route.
The ‘Q’ markers mean there is a question to answer. The information you need can be found on the inside or outside of buildings, so make sure they are open on the day you want to complete the trail.
Although the trail works both ways, we recommend you start outside the Watershed in the city centre and finish at the Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre. Stop at the Underfall Yard Visitor Centre to learn more about the Harbourside.
Don’t forget that the Bristol Ferry Company offer regular trips along the harbourside if your legs get tired – and the No. 8 bus service will take you from the city centre up to Clifton Village.
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