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Kings Weston Estate
2.01km from Avonmouth Bridge
Kings Weston House is a Grade 1 listed building that was completed in 1719 and designed by Sir John Vanbrugh, who also designed Blenheim Palace. The Kings Weston estate possesses one of the largest collections of buildings designed by Sir John Vanbrugh in the UK. Whilst the house and the majority of the estate buildings are still standing others have been demolished or been heavily altered. Bristol is the only UK city outside London to possess buildings designed by Vanbrugh.
Kings Weston House
2.27km from Avonmouth Bridge
Kings Weston House is a Grade 1 listed building that was completed in 1719 and designed by Sir John Vanbrugh, who also designed Blenheim Palace. It is is a very popular spot for dog walkers, with a historic landscape covering over 300 acres that include mowed lawns, fields, woodland, historic buildings, grand panoramas and a brilliant cafe.
Old Sneed Park Nature Reserve
3.73km from Avonmouth Bridge
Old Sneed Park Nature Reserve is a quiet and peaceful field walk just off the road Glenavon Park. It boasts a variety of wildflowers and includes a lake full of ducks. There is a stone path down past the lake and to the field where well-trodden paths take you around the field and into a small wood or down to the Portway.
Blaise Castle Estate
4.14km from Avonmouth Bridge
A 650 acre Grade II* registered parkland including children’s play area, museum and castle. Discover everyday objects from centuries past, including Victorian toilets and baths, kitchen and laundry equipment, model trains, dolls, toys and period costume in the museum. The site has signs of occupation during the Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age and Roman periods. After the Dissolution of the Monasteries the site was sold.
4.47km from Avonmouth Bridge
Blaise Hamlet is a charming collection of 19th-century houses on the outskirts of Bristol. They are examples of the picturesque, an aesthetic ideal introduced into English cultural debate in 1782 by William Gilpin. An oval path links the cottages and encircles the village green with its sundial. It has a great play park for kids and a museum of 17th c. toys and tools.
Blaise Castle House Museum
4.6km from Avonmouth Bridge
Blaise Castle House Museum is situated in 500 acres of beautiful parkland on the Blaise Estate, Bristol. The museum is housed in a late 18th-century Grade II-listed mansion, and contains most of Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archive's social history collections including costumes, toys and household items.
National Trust - Leigh Woods
4.6km from Avonmouth Bridge
Leigh Woods is a 2-square-kilometre area of woodland on the south-west side of the Avon Gorge. The woodland is a National Nature Reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest. It’s the largest block of woodland in the Bristol area and is the home to over 500 veteran and ancient trees. One of the iconic location where you can spend some nice time in the middle of nature.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden
4.83km from Avonmouth Bridge
The University of Bristol Botanic Garden is a botanical garden in Bristol, England which cultivates some 4,500 plant species from over 200 plant families within its five-acre site. This diversity of plants is unique and not found anywhere else in the Bristol area. The garden will focus on four themed plant collections: Plant Evolution, Plants of Mediterranean Climate Regions, Useful Plants, Local Flora, and Rare Native Plants.
Noah's Ark Zoo Farm
5.11km from Avonmouth Bridge
Noah's Ark Zoo Farm is a 100-acre zoo developed on a working farm in Wraxall, North Somerset. It has over 100 species of big zoo animals including African Elephants, White Rhinos, Giraffes, Lions, Giant Anteater, and Spectacled Bears. One of the iconic location where you can spend some nice time in the centre of wildlife.
Westbury College Gatehouse
5.29km from Avonmouth Bridge
Westbury College Gatehouse is a 15th-century gatehouse that once controlled access to a College of Priests. The gatehouse served as the main entrance into a complex of buildings based around a quadrangle. The gatehouse was built from 1459-1469 by John Carpenter, the Bishop of Bath and Wells as part of his ambitious plan to extend the earlier college. it is now one of the important monuments here and is visited by many tourists.
5.4km from Avonmouth Bridge
Clifton Down is an area of public open space in Bristol, England. The Downs are home to many major events, charity runs, circuses, funfairs and sponsored abseiling events, as well as being a relaxing environment for families to play and couples to stroll. It is also one of the major shopping centers.
5.43km from Avonmouth Bridge
Durdham Down is an area of public open space in Bristol, England. With its neighbour Clifton Down to the southwest, it constitutes a 400-acre (1.6 km2) area known as The Downs, much used for leisure including walking, jogging and team sports. Its exposed position makes it particularly suitable for kite flying. Durdham Down is the part of the Downs north of Stoke Road.
5.63km from Avonmouth Bridge
TTyntesfield is a Victorian Gothic Revival house and estate near Wraxall, North Somerset, England. It was transformed into a Gothic Revival masterpiece. Its bespoke architecture reflects the devout Anglo-Catholic beliefs of the Gibbs family. Here they invested their wealth derived from controlling the import of Peruvian ‘guano’ fertiliser.
Bristol Zoo Gardens
5.67km from Avonmouth Bridge
A majestic zoo and botanical garden which was set over 12 acres with a collection of over 400 species of exotic and endangered animals from across the globe. there are many other indoor exhibits including an insect and reptile house and aquarium meanwhile outside there are several aviaries and a seal and penguin enclosure. The lakes' islands are home to gorillas, tamarins, marmosets, gibbons and squirrel monkeys.
5.85km from Avonmouth Bridge
Clifton Observatory is a former mill, now used as an observatory, located on Clifton Down. The Observatory houses one of the only camera obscuras still open to the public in the UK. This iconic landmark of Bristol offers a unique viewing platform overlooking the Clifton Suspension bridge and the City of Bristol. The Observatory also offers visitors the chance to travel the underground passage to Ghyston’s Cave, cut out by William West, an artist who used the Observatory as a studio from 1828.
5.89km from Avonmouth Bridge
The Avon Gorge is a 1.5-mile long gorge on the River Avon in Bristol, England. It forms the boundary between the unitary authorities of North Somerset and Bristol, with the boundary running along the south bank. As Bristol was an important port, the gorge formed a defensive gateway to the city. A nice attraction where you can spend some nice time.
Clifton Suspension Bridge
5.89km from Avonmouth Bridge
Clifton Suspension Bridge is one of Bristol’s most recognizable structures. Designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The bridge’s spectacular setting on the cliffs of the Avon Gorge has made it the defining symbol of Bristol, drawing thousands of visitors a year just to stroll across for views of the ancient Avon Gorge, elegant Clifton, and the magnificent city beyond.
Old Clifton Rocks Railway
6.08km from Avonmouth Bridge
A funicular railway cut out of the rocks of the Avon Gorge more than 125 years ago could be brought back to life as Bristol’s newest tourist attraction. A funicular railway cut out of the rocks of the Avon Gorge more than 125 years ago could be brought back to life as Bristol’s newest tourist attraction. After opening a museum, event space and café at the Camera Obscura site, Ian now has his sights set on restoring the funicular, which was built into the rock of Avon Gorge and opened in 1893.
Ashton Court Estate
6.2km from Avonmouth Bridge
The Ashton Court Estate was once the gracious home of the Smyth family, and is now a historic park which covers 850 acres of woods and grasslands in total, designed by Humphry Repton. There is a terraced lawn, a sunken garden, a pond, and a rose garden. It was one of the beautiful place ot visit with your family.
6.21km from Avonmouth Bridge
The Cathedral Church of SS. Peter and Paul is the Roman Catholic cathedral of the city of Bristol. Located in the Clifton area of the city, it is the seat and mother church of the Diocese of Clifton and is known as Clifton Cathedral. One of the iconic attractions in this area and also a major pilgrimage site.
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M5, Bristol BS20, UK
The Avonmouth Bridge is a road bridge that carries the M5 motorway over the River Avon in Somerset, England. The bridge has a total length of 1,388m with a main span of 164m. It also has a separate footpath and cycleway which connects with Avonmouth station. It was one of the architectural wonders in this area and The bridge was built to allow tall ships underneath.