Kings Weston Estate
Shirehampton Rd, Bristol BS9 2EE, UK
About Kings Weston Estate
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.
Attractions near Kings Weston Estate
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
Where is Kings Weston Estate
Discover more attractions in Bristol City, where Kings Weston Estate is located
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.