Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Ipswich
    Posts
    220

    Default Visit to Bristol

    Hoping to be in Bristol in July/August and looking at marina berthing; Any thoughts or recommendations appreciated especially close to centre for a 26' x 9' motor boat (Colvic Northerner) ?
    Are there any particular pilot type guides you would recommend ie Nicholsons?
    Last edited by galeus; 01-05-19 at 14:38.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    484

    Default Re: Visit to Bristol

    Visitor berths at the Arnolfini. Electric tokens can be purchased, but I'm not sure if there is water there. It might be a little too central on a Friday / Saturday if late night noise is a problem for you. There is a good charlet produced by Bristol city council that shows all the visitor moorings. You will need to plan in advance to make sure you can get in and out as tidal heights can be a problem at certain times. They also won't swing the bridges at rush hour.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Ipswich
    Posts
    220

    Default Re: Visit to Bristol

    Thanks steveej, that's very helpful and I will look into Arnolfini; we can put up with a lot of weekend noise if we're near the centre.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    484

    Default Re: Visit to Bristol

    Quote Originally Posted by galeus View Post
    Thanks steveej, that's very helpful and I will look into Arnolfini; we can put up with a lot of weekend noise if we're near the centre.
    On the Arnolfini Pontoons you will not be near the centre, you will be IN the centre!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    561

    Default Re: Visit to Bristol

    Bristol City docks have a fair few pontoons and 'against the wall' around the docks from "in" to 10 min walk away. Bristol marina is friendly but are often full. Harbour Festival weekend is fun but very busy. It's a vibrant place ��

    PM for further info

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    4,476

    Default Re: Visit to Bristol

    Call the watch house at the Cumberland basin for locking and bridge swing info
    You can't just turn up like you used to be able to

    0117 9273633

    The harbour master, mooring, is on 0117 9031484

    Feel free to ask if any more info is needed
    See the rainbow not the rain

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Posts
    7,670

    Default Re: Visit to Bristol

    Definitely no water taps at Arnolfini pon toons. We used the tender to go down to the harbour masters building to collect water and use the showers. Showers were grim but plenty of hot water.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Ipswich
    Posts
    220

    Cool Re: Visit to Bristol

    Thanks for all the helpful info., getting excited now
    Do you think Nicholsons guide would be most useful, particularly regarding facilities available?

    Cheers Richard

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    4,476

    Default Re: Visit to Bristol

    There is water nearby, little black box with a round top on the quayside
    Log on to Bristol City Council web site and search harbour
    Or call them
    See the rainbow not the rain

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    484

    Default Re: Visit to Bristol

    As mentioned above, there is an excellent council guide for visitors....

    https://www.bristol.gov.uk/streets-t...ristol-harbour

    https://www.bristol.gov.uk/streets-t...ristol-harbour

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Latest YBW News

Find Boats For Sale

to
to