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Floating Harbour

Welsh Back, Bristol BS1 4SP, UK

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About Floating Harbour

Bristol Floating Harbour is located in the heart of Bristol's urban center. It is a large man-made standing body of water fed by the River Avon.  . Now you can walk around a complete circuit of a substantial part of the old docks – a fine Local Journey with plenty of things to see on the way. It is often called the Floating Harbour as the water level remains constant and it is not affected by the state of the tide on the river.



Attractions near Floating Harbour

Brunel's SS Great Britain0.18km from Floating Harbour

SS Great Britain is a museum ship and the world’s first great ocean liner, Bristol’s no.1 attraction and one of the UK’s top ten museums . it was the first screw-propelled luxury ocean liner, to carry passengers across the Atlantic. Eventually left to rust in the Falkland Islands, the ship was famously re-floated and transported back to Britain in 1970. It was now one of the iconic attraction in this area.

Spike Island0.31km from Floating Harbour

Spike Island is an international center for the development of contemporary art and design, home to a gallery, café, and working space for artists, designers and so more.   Spike Island offers visitors a year-round program of exhibitions, events, and family activities in the expansive, well-lit gallery spaces, as well as providing artists’ studios and commercial workspace for both new and established designers and creative businesses.

Millennium Square0.39km from Floating Harbour

Millennium Square is a location in the center of Bristol, England. It was built as part of the At-Bristol development and has become a popular public area.  It is home to a BBC Big Screen and a large water feature. A bronze statue of Bristol-born actor Cary Grant by sculptor Graham Ibbeson was unveiled by Grant's widow in 2001.

College Green0.48km from Floating Harbour

College Green is a public open space in Bristol, England. The 35,300 sqm estate contains 62 terraced-houses with 248 fully-equipped rooms. A community of students from more than 50 countries is staying in College Green at any one time. Its convenient location, coupled with well-equipped facilities and serene landscape have fostered a conducive living environment for NUS graduate students, especially students from the LKY School.

Brandon Hill0.48km from Floating Harbour

Brandon Hill Nature Park is located in the city center and is a haven for wildlife. It is a hilly park and popular picnic spot with a nature reserve and views from Cabot Tower. During spring and summer, there are many beautiful flowers that blossom here in the park, which give the park some colour. There are many activities around the park – children’s playground, workout areas and of course, Cabot tower – Bristol’s best viewing spot, climbing up many steep steps to reach the view 105ft up.

Bristol Cathedral0.49km from Floating Harbour

Bristol Cathedral is one of England's great medieval churches which was originated as an Augustinian Abbey, founded c. 1140 by a prominent local citizen, Robert Fitzharding, who became first Lord Berkeley. The eastern end of the Cathedral, especially in the choir, gives Bristol Cathedral a unique place in the development of British and European architecture.

Where is Floating Harbour

Discover more attractions in Bristol City, where Floating Harbour is located

Bristol City80 attractions

The city of Bristol, set inland on the Avon River and with access to the Bristol Channel, has an illustrious history as one of England's oldest ports. Among Bristol's many tourist attractions are 30 art galleries and a number of parks. For families, there's Bristol Zoo Gardens and We The Curious, a science and arts center that is especially designed to engage young minds.