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Learn about Bristol through the life and work of master engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel on a walking tour that takes in two of his most iconic constructions. We’ll start out from the city centre docks at the world’s first transatlantic steam ship, the SS Great Britain, and make our way along the mostly pedestrianised riverside to the Clifton Suspension Bridge Viewpoint, where you’ll have magnificent views of the bridge and the impressive Avon Gorge below it.

Highlights include:

The story of Brunel’s near-death experience, which brought him to Bristol in the first place
Views of the SS Great Britain, the boat that bridged the gap between the UK and America
The Brunel Swivel Bridge, which Brunel abandoned
Views of the River Avon, the Avon Gorge and the magnificent Clifton Suspension Bridge, which was only completed after Brunel’s death in 1859

The abandoned Clifton Rocks Railway

By the end of this tour, you’ll have a better appreciation for both Brunel’s rapidly industrialising world and what he did to give shape to the world we live in today.



Find out how nearly dying brought legendary engineer Brunel to Bristol
Hear from producer Ste Russel, an experienced tour guide
Do it all in an hour or go at your own pace
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