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Lovely historic little find

A lovely find on a walk from the city centre back to Clifton. Very atmospheric and oozing with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karoline P
Crewe, United Kingdom
So disappointed

I haven't walked down Christmas Steps for over thirty years, but whilst visiting the BRI recently I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Martos, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely find on a walk from the city centre back to Clifton. Very atmospheric and oozing with history. Cute board game cafe halfway up the steps.

Thank Karoline P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I haven't walked down Christmas Steps for over thirty years, but whilst visiting the BRI recently I took a diversion. And virtually every other shop is a hairdresser. Why? Nothing else to see. And the chip shop at the bottom, which was Bristol best at...More

Thank AggiePirate
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Steep steps that we came upon by chance. Bristol as it was in the 19th century? Probably could do with a pressure hose clean because the grime is building up....

Thank TheTraveller659
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Christmas steps runs from Colston Avenue (above the Colston Hall) to Lewin's Mead (end of The Centre). When I was a child most of the shops were still operational, but now most just seem to be houses. They have left the old gas lights, although...More

Thank SallyB69
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The steps provide a blast from the past with its historical roots! The small independent shops scattered along the journey are cute and offer many small odds and end that are great gifts! The steps are well maintained but still have a rugged nature serving...More

Thank wathomas98
Reviewed 11 September 2018

A remnant of the past with photogenic old buildings, a few shops and a lot of tourists. Good to visit

Thank BrucieBEssexBoy
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Go back in time by exploring this old part of Bristol.. very quaint with old cobblevstreetvas in olden days. Interesting little shops which are often changing. Stamp, music, bridal,food. Also at top old Mews houses and good short cut to town

Thank yummy88877
Reviewed 20 August 2018

This spot always fascinates me and is worth a little detour if you're in the area. Unfortunately many of the shops are now shut and the street feels like it's in decline. There aren't too many steps so most people should have no problem climbing...More

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 8 August 2018

It is interesting and a step back in time but many of the shops were either closed down or shut unfortunately. It was some climb to the top

Thank mkljrc
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Apparently could have been the inspiration for Diagon Alley in the Harry Potter books. Little else to them. Why the name - I'm no wiser.

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