Bristol's illustrious pirate history
hink less ‘Ooo-aaah’ and more ‘Aaaarrrgggghhhh!!’ as you prepare yourself for one of Pete the Pirate’s legendary guided tours through Bristol’s swashbuckling past.
With fancy dress actively encouraged, you can expect to be surrounded by stuffed parrots, swishing cutlasses and the obligatory eye patch as Pete whips up a suitably stormy atmosphere on the waterside streets.
There’s also plenty of historical bounty on offer as Pete brings to life Bristol’s turbulent maritime heritage. From the city’s links to John Cabot and the slave trade, to its ship building heyday, you’ll soon discover that there’s more to Bristol’s harbour than cool bars, fancy restaurants and cutting-edge galleries.
Along the way you’ll discover Long John Silver’s treasure chest and Blackbeard’s (born in Bristol back in 1680) home in the medieval port. Once you’ve built up a thirst, you even get to visit the Llandoger Trow, the inspiration behind Treasure Island’s Spy Glass Inn.
Bursting with enthusiasm and tall tales, Pete the Pirate transforms a pleasant stroll around the quay into a dastardly adventure. As entertaining as it is informative, you’ll give your peg leg to do the tour all over again.
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