Walk: the medieval mystical map of Bristol

An ancient map of Bristol (Brightstowe) showing the route of the walk
An ancient map of Bristol (Brightstowe) showing the route of the walk

A two hour walk starting from St Stephens Church in central Bristol, using the Sacred Land approach to explore how the buildings and layout of central Bristol reveal aspects of history and spiritual insight from across the centuries. This new perspective will bring a new life to familiar landmarks and a new understanding of Bristol’s spiritual heritage. Link here for the next bookings.

  • What is the significance of the original, almost circular, shape of the city? 
  • Which wall did Bristol build in order to declare independence from England?
  • Which church was build to end the first Bristol slave trade of the 11th century. And why was it demolished at the height of the 18th century slave trade?
  • How did Bristolians express their mockery of William III in the layout of the city?
  • In which direction did medieval Bristol bury its dead. And why?

One Comment Add yours

  1. Michele says:

    This was an absolutely fantastic and inspirational walk- thank you so much!

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