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You have to be fit to climb these steps

It is interesting and a step back in time but many of the shops were either closed down or shut... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
Atmospheric historic steps but why the name ?

Apparently could have been the inspiration for Diagon Alley in the Harry Potter books. Little else... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank BelfastJames007
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to Christmas Steps before, but not for a very long time. I remembered it having lots of quirky old shops and atmosphere. It is an old part of the city and worth walking up if you are passing.

Thank 433Richard
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bristol has nothing much in general - so I took a walk around and came across these steps. Nothing unique or different whatsoever except for an interesting cafe at the end of the steps (for those who love board games).

Thank manik b
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Living in York I see the Shambles there and this is likened to that. No it isn't. The shops are nothing to bother about and it doesn't have any atmosphere really. Just a very steep and tricky hill to navigate down. Wear non-slip shoes!

Thank helene4562018
Reviewed 23 June 2018

Almshouses worth taking a look at the top of the steps then stroll down the narrow lane with shops along the sides. Need to put your watch back several hundred years!

Thank grumpyolegit
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

We ordered three burgers paid more than 30£ and even the bread wasn't fresh.... Only the potatoes was good but it is also overpriced... Next time we will drink only...

Thank Pantelis B
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

The street is quite steep but has loads of quirky shops. It's not very long but a nice thing to go and see if you're passing!

Thank JM900912
Reviewed 14 June 2018

This is one of those places that you need to see at Christmas because of all the lights it really looks amazing at night.

Thank errol20
Reviewed 21 May 2018

We were going to walk Christmas steps but unfortunately the whole of the lower part was full of rough sleepers, drunks and rowdy individuals, which was really a repeat of our experience earlier in the day in Broadmead and the underpass in Bond Street, Bristol...More

Thank Kenneth M
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