Georgian House

sights / Historic

Lonely Planet review

This 18th-century house provides an evocative illustration of aristocratic life in Bristol during the Georgian era. The six-storeyed house belonged to West India merchant John Pinney, along with his slave Pero (after whom Pero's Bridge across the harbour is named). It's decorated throughout in period style, typified by the huge kitchen (complete with cast-iron roasting spit), the book-lined library and the grand drawing rooms. Look out for Pinney's cold-water plunge-pool in the basement.