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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.

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Blaise Castle House Museum

Blaise Castle House Museum

1.64km from Westbury College Gatehouse

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.

Blaise Castle Estate

Blaise Castle Estate

1.66km from Westbury College Gatehouse

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.

Blaise Hamlet

Blaise Hamlet

1.9km from Westbury College Gatehouse

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.

University of Bristol Botanic Garden

University of Bristol Botanic Garden

2.03km from Westbury College Gatehouse

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.

Durdham Downs

Durdham Downs

2.46km from Westbury College Gatehouse

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.

Old Sneed Park Nature Reserve

Old Sneed Park Nature Reserve

2.73km from Westbury College Gatehouse

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.

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Bristol City

Bristol City

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The city of Bristol, set inland on the Avon River and with access to the Bristol Channel, has an illustrious history as one of England's oldest ports. Among Bristol's many tourist attractions are 30 art galleries and a number of parks. For families, there's Bristol Zoo Gardens and We The Curious, a science and arts center that is especially designed to engage young minds.

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