Central to the backgarden tourism manifesto should be (a) rediscovering your town in a new way and (b) doing things that are free. There’s no need to spend money getting to know a place when it costs nothing to keep your eyes open.
Plus, feeling bent in the spine and cotton-wool headed from a morning spent in the office, come lunchtime a bright winter walk seemed just the very thing needed. (It was either that or flagons of caffeine).
So join me on a short (about 40 minute) lunchtime walk around the Bristol harbourside and back up to Broadmead…
Tucked away on one side of Queen Square (about 400m from my office) is the first American consulate abroad, which was founded in Bristol in 1792 – at the height of the slave trade. At the time, the trade made up about half of the port’s business.
Across the bridge to the harbourside. Come Saturday night full of teeny weeny dresses and sports screens up loud. Come lunch on a Tuesday full of families.
2.05pm, through the Cathedral School gates. Phew.
Plans for things to do…before realizing they are out of date.
That’s next Tuesday sorted then. (Their burgers are very good. But annoyingly too big to get your mouth around)
Oops. Time to get back to the office…
Where do you go on your lunchtime meanders? Suggestions for new places to discover are always welcome.