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Sion Hill, Bristol BS8 4LD, England
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Reviewed 21 September 2018

We visited as part of the Heritage Weekend and it was clearly quite popular, given the queue to do the tour. However, we didn't have to wait too long to join one of the tour groups. Our volunteer guide was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

This place only opens to the public just two days a year at the Bristol Open Doors Event. This year we visited on the Sunday and arrived at about 11am and only waited about twenty minutes to get on a short tour. The tours were...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

What a hidden gem of Bristol's marime, late Victorian and WWII history. The guides are simply superb. All volunteers who are passionate about the railway and engage with the public fantastically. The tour will take you through the demise of Bristol's spa at the hands...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Timothy N
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Very interesting worth a visit for sure. Great to know there r people around that care about these places and work hard to bring them back for us to see a snap shot of the past.

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank Stickyvickie
Reviewed 12 June 2016

When there were hot waters to be taken at the hot well by the river it had a purpose. Now long lost and apart from a brief life in the second world war as a BBC stand by studio and control centre is sort of...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank RobininBRISTOL
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

If you get a chance to go inside this historical gem then don't hesitate! It is so cool inside. Volunteer guides are so knowledgeable and passionate about the railway. They are still working on excavating and renovating it. There are several open days throughout the...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Maria G
Reviewed 14 April 2016

We thought we would pop over as a friend mentioned it to me so I took my husband and 7 year old boy. The guide was lovely and full of interesting details. We didn't do the actual trip as this was not on offer or...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank TheoKL66
Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

Access on guided tour by a dedicated volunteer really interesting 2 hour trip going through the original railway to its use in ww2 by BBC for broadcast and as a shelter.

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank portishead123
Reviewed 18 September 2015

Just had an amazing tour of the remains of the underground railway which connected Clifton village to the Hotwells spa. Our guide Peter Davey gave us a fascinating description of the entwined histories of the original funicular railway and it’s later use as shelter for...More

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank Swallow08
Reviewed 19 August 2015

Many thanks to Peter for a most interesting, yet relaxed, description of the Rocks Railway. Well worth the 2 hour (approx) tour of this very fascinating part of Bristols history. You never know what is beneath your feet as you walk the streets. Well worth...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Tony W
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