Famous Bristol Statues Tour (Self Guided), Bristol

Bristol is an old city with a rich historical heritage represented in its buildings, sculpture and of course, its statues. Take this walking tour to see Bristol's most significant statues.
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Famous Bristol Statues Tour Map

Guide Name: Famous Bristol Statues Tour
Guide Location: England » Bristol (See other walking tours in Bristol)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Author: stacey
Statue of William III

1) Statue of William III

Statue of William III is a historic statue in the center of Queen Square in Bristol, England. The statue of William III by John Michael Rysbrack, cast in 1733 and erected in 1736 to signify the city's loyalty. The bronze statue is on a Portland ashlar pedestal with a molded plinth and cornice. It has been designated by English Heritage as a grade I listed building.
Sight description based on wikipedia
John Cabot Statue

2) John Cabot Statue

The statue of John Cabot is located next to Arnolfini Gallery. He is represented gazing over the harbor in Bristol. John Cabot was an Italian navigator and explorer who crossed the Atlantic to North America in the late 15th century.
Thomas Chatterton Statue

3) Thomas Chatterton Statue

The Thomas Chatterton statue was erected in memory of the young British poet. He went to London searching for fame, but found only indifference toward him. He committed suicide at the age of seventeen.
William Tyndale Statue

4) William Tyndale Statue

The life-size statue of William Tyndale, martyr and Bible translator, seated on a bench, is located in Millennium Square. The statue shows him working on the translation of the New Testament. In 2008, vandals attacked the statue, which was taken away, repaired, and reinstalled. William Tyndale (1494–1536) was an English scholar who became a leading figure in Protestant reform in the years leading up to his execution. He is well known for his translation of the Bible into English.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Cary Grant Statue

5) Cary Grant Statue

The Cary Grant statue was set in Millennium Square in 2001 to commemorate the actor. It is a masterpiece of sculptor Graham Ibbeson, who figured Cary Grant in his characteristic urban style.
Queen Victoria Statue

6) Queen Victoria Statue

The statue of Queen Victoria is located on College Green. It was created in 1888 and represents Queen Victoria holding a scepter and orb, which are now broken. The round steps limestone ashlar lead to a square, copper base with fish, putti and inscribed panels, which support the marble statue. It has been designated by English Heritage as a grade II listed building. The statue has been moved several times. It has been designated by English Heritage as a grade II listed building.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Statue of Neptune

7) Statue of Neptune

Poseidon (or Neptune), the god of the sea, is a perfect character for Bristol, being a city port. Initially the statue was placed in the Temple area, near Bristol Bridge, but it traveled a lot. It is now located in the pedestrianized area of the city center.
Statue of Edward Colston

8) Statue of Edward Colston

Edward Colston (2 November 1636 – 11 October 1721) was a Bristol-born English merchant and Member of Parliament. A statue, designed by John Cassidy, was erected in the centre of Bristol in 1895 commemorating Colston. In 1998, however, "someone scrawled on its base the name of one of the professions in which he made his fortune: SLAVE TRADER." He is viewed by some as an inspirational figure for the city, due to his donations of money to schools and other causes. His name permeates the city in such landmarks as Colston Tower, Colston Hall, Colston Avenue, Colston Street, Colston's Girls' School Colston's School and Colston's Primary School. He contributed to many of Bristol's educational institutions and hospitals, and also helped to restore some of the city’s churches. He is also remembered, particularly in some schools, by Colston's Day, on 13 November. A regional bread bun, the Colston bun, is named after him.
Sight description based on wikipedia
John Wesley Statue

9) John Wesley Statue (must see)

The statue of John Wesley, seated on horseback, was created in 1933. It is located in the court of the Wesleyan chapel in Broadmead. John Wesley was a great Methodist preacher of the 18th century.

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