Theatre Walks

Blood, Blackbeard and Buccaneers

Blood, Blackbeard and Buccaneers

Highly recommend this glorious thing, 2 hours, 4 pubs, tall tales, what’s not to like?!” — Kathryn Davis, Head of Tourism, Visit Bristol

excellent research… charismatic delivery… comedy… with a little vicarious thrill of terror” — Bristol 24/7

Edward Teach – aka Blackbeard – was the world’s most famous pirate. And until his violent death in battle 300 years ago he was also the most feared. Teach is said to have been born in Bristol but no records survive. Now new research in Jamaica has proved his family’s West Country origins – and the Blackbeard emerging from the shadows couldn’t be more different from your average, rum soaked TREASURE ISLAND pirate.

2018 was the 300th anniversary of Blackbeard’s death. 2019 is the 300th anniversary of ROBINSON CRUSOE – a fiction based on fact with strong links to Bristol and Edward Teach. Walk in Blackbeard’s footsteps in Bristol docks, and by the end of the tour you’ll be able to separate the fact from the fiction, with a bit of help from Ted, the Bristol parrot.

  • Meet/start: The Golden Guinea in Redcliffe (BS1 6SX)
  • Tour takes place outdoor. Ends near The Centre.
  • Not recommended for under 12s. Maximum group size 15. Social distancing must be observed with no more than six people together.
  • Possible pause half way round for outside/inside drink if group keen.
  • Cost: Private tours by arrangement only
  • Lasts: approx. 2 – 2 ½ hours. Mainly on the flat with 3 more dockside hostelries along the way.
  • Dates + Times: By arrangement

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Available for private tours, please contact us for details

BLOOD, BLACKBEARD & BUCCANEERS Show Of Strength Theatre Co performer Gerard Cooke pic Zuleika Henry
All our walks confirm to the latest government regulations re Covid 19 with full risk assessments carried out. Maximum 6 people to walk together, 2m gaps between self identified groups comprising 1-6 people. Full information here »