Country walks in Bristol
Ashton Court Estate and Mansion - historic 16th century mansion
Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and enjoy this historic public space. The magnificent country estate of Ashton Court covers 850 acres of woods and grassland with breathtaking views over Bristol city.
Woodland walking, cycling and wildlife
Just 2 miles from the city centre, this is a truly wonderful setting for natural wildlife and walking in the countryside! Ashton Court Estate and Mansion is one of the largest recreational areas in Bristol, now owned by Bristol Council. Ashton Court Estate, surrounded by Somerset countryside, has excellent woodland and grassland walks for all ages. Perfect for family days out. The herds of both red and fallow deer which can be seen in the two deer enclosures within the country estate, are extremely popular. Within the mansion grounds there are the towering Giant Sequoias with their lively families of squirrels - very entertaining for all the family. Horse-riding and cycle trails are all possible in the grounds - and
House and gardens
Ashton Court Mansion dates from the 14th century. The west face (west face of what?) dates from about the 16th Century and leads to a 14th Century Medieval Hall. The mansion itself is only occasionally open to the public. There are several lodges on the entrances to the estate, which offer interesting historic insights.. The estate gardens are open to the public and include a ha-ha with a view looking down over Smyth Field. There is a glorious rose garden renewed in 2006.
Where to eat - Ashton Court Stables
Ashton Court Stables has an excellent Bistro and is home to a Visitor Centre, the Coach House Café and the Courtyard Farm Shop. Close by is a scenic picnic area complete with picnic tables and seating. Enjoy a pleasant café lunch or tea at Ashton Court Stables. Find out more at the Visitor Centre and look into the farm shop for an excellent selection of local organic produce.
How to get to Ashton Court Estate, Bristol
The Whitehouse Guestrooms is ideally situated for a visit to Ashton Court Estate which is only 2 miles away.
- Walk to Ashton Court in 30 minutes
- Drive to Ashton Court in 6 minutes
Ashton Court Estate has been owned by Bristol Council since 1959, and is one of the largest recreational areas in Bristol.
Visit their website at www.bristol.gov.uk
Hotel near Ashton Court Estate
Book guestrooms at the Whitehouse Guestrooms, for good value bed and breakfast. Treat the family to weekend breaks in Bristol and use this clean and comfortable B&B as your base. Relax in comfort after a bracing walk in the Somerset countryside.
The Whitehouse Guestrooms are situated in a quiet residential street close to the city centre, with FREE private parking for all residents. This family run guesthouse is one of the best B&Bs in Bristol, so check availability now.
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