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BS8 4HR
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Living in Bristol

A thriving and growing city, Bristol enjoys some of the best transport links in the UK, being situated on the junctions of the M5 and M4 and with excellent rail links to London, the Midlands, Wales and The West. Within its boundaries, the city is famous for its diverse range of architecture, from the warm glow of Georgian and Regency townhouses, to contemporary apartment buildings on the floating harbour, reflecting the city’s maritime heritage.

There are many open spaces, with The Downs providing some 400 acres of public parkland, overlooked by substantial Victorian villas. The lifestyle is modern and bustling; from the eclectic array of boutique shops in Clifton Village to the larger shopping centres at Cabot Circus and Cribbs Causeway. The pedestrian streets offer a great environment in which to shop, and relaxing open spaces in which to watch the world go by.

Bristol has an incredible history and heritage that is reflected in its outstanding museums, alongside some of the finest art spaces in Britain. With its vibrant mix of theatres, and impressive mix of musical talent, you will find culture aplenty.

Throughout the year you’ll find a colourful choice of festivals and fairs including The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta; a world-class hot air ballooning festival. Recognised as one of the UK’s top five outdoor events, it has become an icon for Bristol, and is just as synonymous with the city as Brunel’s famous Clifton Suspension Bridge. As well as the advantage of a prosperous city, Bristol enjoys a fantastic location in the heart of the West Country, with some of the finest countryside stretching out in all directions.

Places of interest

Country Parks

  • Avon Valley Country Park, Pixash Lane, Bath Road, Keynsham, Bristol, 0117 986 4929
  • Westonbirt Arboretum, Westonbirt, South Gloucestershire, 01666 880220

Houses and Gardens

  • Tyntesfield, 0870 458 4500
  • The National Trust, Clevedon Court, Clevedon, 01275 872257
  • Oldown Country Park, Old Down House, Tockington, 01454 413605
  • The Georgian House, Great George Street, Bristol, 0117 921 1362

Museums, Galleries and Heritage Sites

  • The Architecture Centre, Narrow Quay, Bristol, 0117 915 5000
  • Ashton Court Manor House, Long Ashton, Bristol, 0117 963 9174
  • Bristol Cathedral, College Green, Bristol, 0117 926 4879
  • Bristol Empire & Commonwealth, Temple Meads, Bristol, 0117 925 4980
  • Clifton Observatory & Cave
  • St. Vincents Cave, Litfield Place, Clifton, 0117 974 1242
  • Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bridge House, Sion Place, Clifton, 0117 974 4664
  • Royal West of England Art Academy, 0117 973 5129
  • SS Great Britain, Great Western Dockyard, Bristol, 0117 929 1843
  • St Mary Redcliffe Church, Redcliffe Way, Bristol, 0117 929 1487

Zoos, Farms and Wildlife Parks

  • Bristol Zoo Gardens, Clifton, Bristol, 0117 973 8951
  • Horse World, Staunton Manor Farm, Staunton Lane, 01275 540173
  • Longleat House & Safari Park, Longleat, Warminster, 01985 844400
  • Noah's Ark Zoo Farm, Puxton Park, Wraxall, 01275 852606
  • Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, Slimbridge, South Gloucestershire, 01453 891900

Local authorities

  • Banes
    The Guildhall
    High Street
    Bath
    BA1 5AW
    01225 477000
  • Sedgemoor District Council
    Bridgewater House
    King Square
    Bridgewater
    TA6 3AR
    08454 082540
  • Bristol City Council
    Council House
    College Green
    Bristol
    0117 922 2000
  • North Somerset Council
    11 Rawlins Ave
    Weston-Super-Mare
    BS22 7FN
    01934 514552
  • Mendip District Council
    17 Stony Street
    Frome
    BA11 1AB
    01749 343399
  • South Gloucestershire Council
    Council Offices
    Castle Street
    Thornbury
    Bristol
    BS35 1HF
    01454 868686

Property available in Bristol

Whether you are looking for a modern apartment overlooking the harbour, a period town house within striking distance of Clifton Village or The Downs, a period country cottage, former rectory or a magnificent country estate, Knight Frank can find the property that is right for you.

History

Bristol has a rich maritime heritage; by the 14th century the city was trading with countries such as Spain, Portugal and Iceland, with ships also leaving Bristol to found new colonies in the New World. John Cabot set sail in 1497 from Bristol, in his ship The Matthew, hoping to find a passage to Eastern Indonesia. By the mid-18th century, Bristol became England's second biggest city, as ships docked in this West Country port to unload their cargoes of sugar cane, tobacco, rum and cocoa, all products of the slave trade, together with many other goods. Towards the end of that century Clifton Village grew, as merchants relocated and built houses further away from the docks.

By the 19th century, the port was beginning to decline, however the arrival of a new chief engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, helped to attract investment. Brunel did more than anyone to shape the face of modern Bristol. His legacy includes the Clifton Suspension Bridge, the SS Great Britain and Temple Meads Old Railway Station.

Much of Bristol’s original architecture remains today, including the area around King Street, Queen Square, Christmas Steps and St Michael's Hill, as well as Clifton Village. Many beautiful houses in these areas were built from the proceeds of Spanish shipping, plundered off the coast of the Americas, mostly funded by Bristol merchants. The aerospace industry has thrived in the city since the Bristol Aeroplane Company was created at Filton in 1910. In the mid-1960s, Concorde was built and tested here, and it is also the home of Rolls Royce.

Getting to Bristol

Roads

  • The M4 and M5 meet at Bristol

Rail

Bristol is served by two mainline stations, Bristol Parkway and Bristol Temple Meads. The operator is First Great Western

  • Bristol Parkway to London Paddington: Frequent trains taking c. 1 hour 22 minutes
  • Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington: Frequent trains taking c. 1 hour 40 minutes

Air

  • Bristol Airport, 0870 1212747

Taxi/chauffeur services

Bristol V Cars
Bristol
01179264001

City Link
Bristol
01179251111

Schools

Bristol and the surrounding areas are blessed with highly regarded schools in both the state and private sector:

  • Clifton High School
    College Road 
    Bristol
    BS8 3JD
    01179 730201
  • Millfield
    Butleigh Road
    Somerset
    BA16 0YD
    01458 442291
    • Hugh Sexey Church of England Middle School
      Blackford
      Wedmore
      BS28 4ND
      01934 712211
      • The Blue School
        Kennion Road
        Wells
        BA5 2NR
        01749 678799
      • Clifton College
        32 College Road 
        Bristol
        BS8 3JH
        0117 3157 000
      • Queen Elizabeth's Hospital School
        Berkeley Place 
        Bristol
        BS8 1JX
        0117 930 3044
      • Badminton School
        Westbury-on-Trym
        Bristol
        BS9 3BA
        0117 905 5200
      • The Downs School
        Charlton House 
        Bristol
        BS48 1PF
        01275 852008
      • Bristol Grammar School
        University Road
        Bristol
        BS8 1SR
        0117 9736006
      • Backwell School
        Backwell
        Bristol
        BS48 3BX
        01275 463371
      • Churchill Community School
        Churchill Green
        North Somerset
        BS25 5QN
        01934 852771
      • Chew Stoke C of E VA Primary School
        School Lane
        Bristol
        BS40 8UY
        01275 332354
      • Wells Cathedral School
        Wells
        Somerset
        BA5 2ST
        01749 834200
      • Marlwood School
        Vattingstone Lane
        Alveston
        South Gloucestershire
        BS35 3LA v01454 862525
      • Tockington Manor
        Washingpool Hill Road 
        Bristol
        BS32 4NY
        01454 613229

 

 

Bars and restaurants

            • Hotel du Vin
              The Sugar House
              Bristol
              BS1 2NU
              01179 255577
            • Aqua Restaurant
              153 Whiteladies Road 
              Bristol
              BS8 2RF
              01179 733314
            • Bell's Diner
              1-3 York Road
              Bristol
              BS6 5QB
              01179 240357
            • Riverstation
              The Grove
              Bristol
              BS1 4RB
              01179 144434
            • The Pelican
              10 South Parade
              Chew Magna
              BS40 8SL
              01179 331777
            • The Albion Public House and Restaurant 
              Boyces Avenue
              Clifton
              BS8 4AA
              0117 973 3522
            • Casamia (Michelin Star)
              Modern Italian
              38 High Street 
              Bristol
              BS9 3DZ
              0117 959 2884 ‎
            • The Clifton Sausage Restaurant 
              7-9 Portland Street
              Clifton
              BS8 4JA
              0117 970 6517
            • Thornbury Castle Hotel and Restaurant 
              Castle Street 
              Bristol
              BS35 1HH
              01454 281 182
            • Pony and Trap Public House and Restaurant (Michelin Star) 
              Chew Magna
              Bristol
              BS40 8TQ
              01275 332627
            • Bear and Swan Public House and Restaurant 
              Chew Magna
              Bristol
              BS40
              01275 331100
            • Brunel Raj
              6-7 Waterloo Street 
              Bristol
              BS8 4BT 0117 973 2641
            • Bombay Spice 
              10 The Mall
              Clifton
              BS8 4DR
              0117 970 6066

Hospitals and medical practices

            • Frenchay Hospital
              Frenchay Park Road
              Bristol
              BS16 1LE
              01179 701212
            • Bristol Royal Infirmary
              Upper Maudlin Street
              Bristol
              BS2 8HW
              0117 923 0000
            • St Michael's Hospital
              Southwell Street
              Bristol
              BS2 8EG
              0117 342 5325
            • Southmead Hospital
              Westbury-on-Trym
              Bristol
              BS10 5NB
              0117 950 5050

Theatres and cinemas

        • The Venue
          Cribbs Causeway 
          Bristol
          BS10 7SR
          0871 224 0240 ‎
        • Showcase Cinemas
          Avon Meads
          Bristol
          BS2 0SP
          0871 220 1000
        • Watershed
          1 Canon's Road
          Bristol, Avon
          BS1 5TX
          0117 927 5100
        • Odeon
          Union Street
          Bristol
          BS1 2DS
          0871 224 4007 ‎
        • Bristol Hippodrome
          St. Augustines Parade
          Bristol
          BS1 4UZ
          0844 871 3012 ‎
        • Showcase Cinema de Lux
          Glass House 
          Bristol
          BS1 3BX
          0871 220 1000 ‎