Bristol’s historic harbour has been dramatically developed since its time as a major trade port of England.
Restaurants, modern apartments and arts spaces now line the water, whilst other sections of the harbourside still retain their original historic look.
Phoenix Wharf, with its cobbled street and redstone walls, has been dressed as Boston in the 1700’s. Princes Wharf, home to M Shed Museum, Bristol’s vintage Harbour Steam Railway and historic operational cargo cranes, has doubled for the wartime harbours of Guernsey and Jersey.
Several historic ships and vessels are moored here, and a number of them have hosted filming.
The Matthew of Bristol, a replica of the 14th Century ship that John Cabot sailed to the Americas, has hosted Disney’s Galavant series, whilst the three masted barque Kaskelot featured in BBC drama Poldark.
The 1940’s MV Balmoral is also a popular choices with productions, that has hosted productions feature films including Stan and Ollie (2018), The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018) and Another Mother’s Son (2017).