Famous Bristol Statues Walking Tour, Bristol

Famous Bristol Statues Walking 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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Guide Name: Famous Bristol Statues Walking Tour
Guide Location: England » Bristol (See other walking tours in Bristol)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 Km or 1.6 Miles
Author: stacey
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Statue of William III
  • John Cabot Statue
  • Thomas Chatterton Statue
  • William Tyndale Statue
  • Cary Grant Statue
  • Queen Victoria Statue
  • Statue of Neptune
  • John Wesley Statue
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.
John Wesley Statue

8) John Wesley Statue

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.

Walking Tours in Bristol, England

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 Km or 1.3 Miles
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Travel Distance: 3.4 Km or 2.1 Miles
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Travel Distance: 7.0 Km or 4.3 Miles