What is a floating harbour? How was it made? What lies beneath the water’s surface?
From locks, docks and canals to underground rivers and buried castle moats, Bristol’s water network has over 200 years of fascinating engineering history. Climb aboard Bristol Packet Boat Trips’ Tower Belle for one of two trips down Bristol’s floating harbour!
FRIDAY’S TOUR (5PM, 6PM): Learn about the old docks and marinas on this engineer-led tour. Discover how the locks and sluices at Underfall Yard were constructed and what they are used for.
Starting Point: Wapping Wharf, SS Great Britain, BS1 6UN
SATURDAY’S TOUR (4PM, 5.15PM): Travel up to Netham Weir on this engineer-led tour. Discover underground rivers and moats, and learn about the City’s canal system and overcoming the second largest tide in the world.
Starting Point: Mud Dock Pontoon, Prince Street, BS1 4HU (Next to Prince Street Bridge)
Adult: £5 | Child: £2
*Weather* There is partial cover on the boat, however, please do
dress appropriately for the weather. Come rain, come shine!
Tours run at 5pm and 6pm on Friday and at 4pm and 5.15pm on Saturday. Booking essential, please book below.