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HISTORIC BRISTOL: THROUGH TIME AND TEMPLE


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I'm sure the below will be of interest to some on here, all taken from: https://bristolopendoors.org.uk/events/historic-bristol-2020/?mc_cid=04f4693fd9&mc_eid=e234077316

Nestled in the heart of modern Bristol is the ruin of a sacred Temple.

Giving its name to much of the city, Temple Church was built by the Knights Templar. Made famous by ‘The Da Vinci Code’, this religious military order built a world-wide empire – now steeped in myth and legend. Remnants of Bristol’s medieval past can be found all around the city, if you know where to look…

Travel through time and temple, from the Crusades to present day. From Colston’s baptism to the secret ale-house meetings of abolitionists, journey through the destruction of the Bristol Blitz, across Bristol’s healing gardens, and finally arrive at the glorious Finzels Reach – the modern-day home of Channel 4 and Historic England.

Starting Point: The Architecture Centre, 16 Narrow Quay

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About the Tours

Explore Bristol in a series of digital audio walking tours. Uncover the city’s secrets, guided by the people who know Bristol best. Listen to local legends as they guide you on your journey, from ship captains to graffiti artists, historians to craft brewers. Historic Bristol is created in partnership with English Heritage, Cubex, Bristol Old Vic, Bristol Museums and Archives and VisitBristol.

How will it work?

1. The tours are suitable for explorers of all ages, and start on the harbour. All you need is a smartphone and headphones.
2. Pick your preferred day and start time and buy your tickets.
3. A week before the tour, we’ll send you a code and simple instructions to download your tour in advance of the weekend.
3. Download your tour and arrive at the starting point to join your fellow adventurers for a socially-distanced introduction, given by one of our producers.
4. Press play and follow the instructions for your personal tour. The tours take between 60 – 90 minutes, depending on your pace, and you can stop whenever you want.
5. Explore!

Will it be socially distanced?

Absolutely. Places on each tour are limited to avoid crowding, and the tours guide you to outdoor areas only. There will be ample room for adventurers to spread out on your personal journey. We ask everyone to adhere to government guidelines of social distancing, and to be considerate of their fellow explorers.

The tours are designed to be covid-proof. In the rare event of further lockdown, we will reschedule the dates, and give you the option to join on the new dates or do the tour at a time of your choosing.

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An excellent bit of work by the team! Given the restrictions that are likely to still be in place by September and on, it's a good response to cancelling the usual Doors Open Days programmes. Hopefully the weather will be kind to the bookings - which are £6 per adult and are now starting to sell out!

I reckon there will be an over-demand for tickets and hopefully the organisers will consider more releases; maybe if it proves really successful they might do more on a permanent basis. Just wish I had a smartphone.

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On 12/08/2020 at 04:23, phantom said:

I'm sure the below will be of interest to some on here, all taken from: https://bristolopendoors.org.uk/events/historic-bristol-2020/?mc_cid=04f4693fd9&mc_eid=e234077316

Nestled in the heart of modern Bristol is the ruin of a sacred Temple.

Giving its name to much of the city, Temple Church was built by the Knights Templar. Made famous by ‘The Da Vinci Code’, this religious military order built a world-wide empire – now steeped in myth and legend. Remnants of Bristol’s medieval past can be found all around the city, if you know where to look…

Travel through time and temple, from the Crusades to present day. From Colston’s baptism to the secret ale-house meetings of abolitionists, journey through the destruction of the Bristol Blitz, across Bristol’s healing gardens, and finally arrive at the glorious Finzels Reach – the modern-day home of Channel 4 and Historic England.

Starting Point: The Architecture Centre, 16 Narrow Quay

_____

About the Tours

Explore Bristol in a series of digital audio walking tours. Uncover the city’s secrets, guided by the people who know Bristol best. Listen to local legends as they guide you on your journey, from ship captains to graffiti artists, historians to craft brewers. Historic Bristol is created in partnership with English Heritage, Cubex, Bristol Old Vic, Bristol Museums and Archives and VisitBristol.

How will it work?

1. The tours are suitable for explorers of all ages, and start on the harbour. All you need is a smartphone and headphones.
2. Pick your preferred day and start time and buy your tickets.
3. A week before the tour, we’ll send you a code and simple instructions to download your tour in advance of the weekend.
3. Download your tour and arrive at the starting point to join your fellow adventurers for a socially-distanced introduction, given by one of our producers.
4. Press play and follow the instructions for your personal tour. The tours take between 60 – 90 minutes, depending on your pace, and you can stop whenever you want.
5. Explore!

Will it be socially distanced?

Absolutely. Places on each tour are limited to avoid crowding, and the tours guide you to outdoor areas only. There will be ample room for adventurers to spread out on your personal journey. We ask everyone to adhere to government guidelines of social distancing, and to be considerate of their fellow explorers.

The tours are designed to be covid-proof. In the rare event of further lockdown, we will reschedule the dates, and give you the option to join on the new dates or do the tour at a time of your choosing.

Im hoping there are still some tours like this available when I next manage to make it back to Blighty, I used to love walking around the old City when I was a kid

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If the coronavirus has made us rethink things and come up with better technologies then perhaps this method of discovery will be a bigger feature in time. There was an app or summat for the Aardman statues and a Pokemon thing that was interactive with smartphones if I remember correctly. The systems are already in place, just needs the effort.

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