Walking around Bristol’s charming Harbourside, it’s easy to see why young professionals, ‘downsizers’ and investors alike dig this location. You will stumble upon told and untold historic tales & sites dating back to 11th century, whether you are looking for them, or not!
The waterfront has always been the heart of our city. The river was modified into docks to be used by both sailors and merchants who would trade goods and set sails for voyages of discovery in the New World. By the 14th century, the city was trading all sorts of goods with Ireland, Spain, Portugal and Iceland – from Woollen Cloth to Slaves! And in 1809, the floating harbour was built due to the overcrowding of ships.
Nowadays, Bristol's Harbourside is an attractive, mostly modern development filled with trendy apartments, vibrant shops, top restaurants and excellent nightlife. Why, there even festivals such as the Bristol Harbour Festival celebrating the city’s maritime heritage and Grillstock Festival on your doorstep! Pretty much everything is within easy walking distance whether you are looking to relax and meet with friends or indulge in one of the many museums – why not board SS Great Britain, explore modern science at @-Bristol, or learn more about our colourful history at the M Shed?!