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Bristol Insight The Open Top Bus Company

Departs from Broad Quay, Bristol, BS1 4BD

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  • Bristol In-Sight is a hop on hop off guided tour bus taking you around the cities visitor attractions.
  • The tour takes around 1 hour and 15 minutes starting and finishing at Explore Lane, Millennium Square.
  • The tour takes in Sea Walls, Zoo Gardens, SS Great Britian, Bristol Aquarium, Temple Church, Clifton Village, Temple Meads and St Mary Redcliffe.


  • The nearest National Rail station is Bristol Temple Meads.


  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the bus.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 108cm (3ft 7in) wide.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are not allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Other View
    • The services / areas on the floors which are not accessible are additional seating.

Accessible and Standard Toilets

  • Accessible and standard toilet facilities are available at the following points along the route:
  • Stop 1 - Explore Lane, Millenium Square, BS1 5TY (Millenium Square & Ibis Hotel).
  • Stop 3 - Baltic Wharf Caravan Park, BS1 6XG (Spike Island).
  • Stop 4 - SS Great Britain, BS1 6TY (SS Great Britain Dockyard Cafe Bar).
  • Stop 6 - The Downs, Ladies Mile, BS9 1FG (Water Tower).
  • Stop 10 - Victoria Rooms, BS8 1RT (Royal West of England Academy).
  • Stop 11 - Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, BS8 1RE (Bristol Museum & Art Gallery).
  • Stop 12 - College Green, Park Street, BS1 5SP (Marriott Royal Hotel).
  • Stop 14 - Cabot Circus, Broad Wier, BS1 3BZ (Marriott City Centre Hotel).
  • Stop 15 - Victoria Street, BS1 6HY (Novotel Hotel).
  • Stop 16 - Temple Meads, Temple Way, BS1 6QS (Ibis Hotel).

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.

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