Nestled in the heart of modern Bristol is the ruin of a sacred Temple.
Giving its name to much of the city, Temple Church was built by the Knights Templar. Made famous by ‘The Da Vinci Code’, this religious military order built a world-wide empire – now steeped in myth and legend. Remnants of Bristol’s medieval past can be found all around the city, if you know where to look…
Travel through time and temple, from the Crusades to present day. From Colston’s baptism to the secret ale-house meetings of abolitionists, journey through the destruction of the Bristol Blitz, across Bristol’s healing gardens, and finally arrive at the glorious Finzels Reach – the modern-day home of Channel 4 and Historic England.
Starting Point: The Architecture Centre, 16 Narrow Quay
About the Tours
Explore Bristol in a series of digital audio walking tours. Uncover the city’s secrets, guided by the people who know Bristol best. Listen to local legends as they guide you on your journey, from ship captains to graffiti artists, historians to craft brewers. Historic Bristol is created in partnership with English Heritage, Cubex, Bristol Old Vic, Bristol Museums and Archives and VisitBristol.
How will it work?
1. The tours are suitable for explorers of all ages, and start on the harbour. All you need is a smartphone and headphones.
2. Pick your preferred day and start time and buy your tickets.
3. A week before the tour, we’ll send you a code and simple instructions to download your tour in advance of the weekend.
3. Download your tour and arrive at the starting point to join your fellow adventurers for a socially-distanced introduction, given by one of our producers.
4. Press play and follow the instructions for your personal tour. The tours take between 60 – 90 minutes, depending on your pace, and you can stop whenever you want.
Will it be socially distanced?
Absolutely. Places on each tour are limited to avoid crowding, and the tours guide you to outdoor areas only. There will be ample room for adventurers to spread out on your personal journey. We ask everyone to adhere to government guidelines of social distancing, and to be considerate of their fellow explorers.