Backwell House (Bristol)
Set in Bristol in the City of Bristol Region, 6 km from Ashton Court, Backwell House features a terrace and views of the garden. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar.
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- 17th July 2020-19th July 2020The Bristol Harbour Festival is an annual festival that spans the city and harbour areas. Throughout the 3 days a wide selection of tall ships, live music, street performances, food markets, water display teams, circus acts and family activities. This event does not have camping but there are a number of hotels, hostels and guest houses in the Bristol area. Image provided by Sberriman
- Ashton Court has been the site of a manor house since the 11th century, and has been developed by a series of owners since then. The house stands within a large estate spanning the boundary between Bristol and North Somerset, approximately 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) from Bristol city centre. It is on the western side of the River Avon close to the Clifton Suspension Bridge and the suburb of Leigh Woods and the Leigh Woods National Nature Reserve which are east of Ashton Court. To the north and west are open countryside. The estate covers 850 acres (340 ha) of woods and open grassland laid out by Humphry Repton.
- Historic corn windmill, circa 1766, with an observation tower offering picturesque views of the Clifton Suspension Bridge and the city of Bristol. The corn windmill was converted to grind tobacco and it was also known as ‘the Snuff Mill”. After a number of unoccupied years, in the late 1820’s the mill had a large telescope installed into the tower and thus creating the observatory. The Camera obscura is a convex lens and sloping mirror installed on the top of the tower; these project the panoramic view vertically downward into the darkened room below. Visitors can view the true image on a fixed circular table with a concave metal surface, and turn the mirror by hand to change the direction of view. There is also a tunnel 61 m (200 ft) long from the Observatory to St Vincent’s Cave (also known as Giant’s Cave), which opens onto St Vincent’s Rocks on the cliff face.
- Bristol Zoo offers you a great day out where children and adults can enjoy being among the animal in this twelve-acre garden. Bristol Zoo is located in the Clifton area of Bristol close to the Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol Zoo is easily accessible by bus, train, bicycle or car. The zoo sits in over 12 acres of gardens and houses over 400 species of animals that include a 180 degree gorilla house. If the weather is not brilliant then the zoo has 9 under cover animal enclosures making it a great all weather attraction. There is a lake, flowing creeks, outdoor theatre, play areas and an activity centre so you’ll never get bored. When you’re hungry just look for one of the picnic spots or head to the restaurant for hot food and ice creams. The Zoo’s normal opening hours are every day from 9:00am – 5:00pm with the last entry being 4:00pm. Facilities include:Parking Wheelchair friendly Toilets Restaurants Changing facilities Undercover animal enclosures Image provided by PiffPuffPickle
- Built in 1849, the Lido in Bristol is one of the oldest surviving Lidos in the UK. The 24m outdoor swimming pool is heated throughout the year to a temperature between 20-24 degrees Celsius. As well as the pool the site has a poolside bar, restaurant and other spa facilities including the sauna, steam room & hot tub.
- The Cabot Tower was built in the 1890s to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the journey of John Cabot from Bristol to land in which later became Canada. The tower is 32 m (105 feet) high and built from red sandstone with cream Bath stone for ornamentation and emphasis. The tower consists of a spiral staircase and two viewing platforms where balconies with wrought iron railings overlook the city, the higher of which is approximately 102 m (334 feet) above sea level.
- Bristol Museum and Art Gallery is an outstanding museum and well worth visiting. It houses collections from all over the world. Children love this museum as there are family friendly areas where they can listen to stories that come to live with puppets or a stage performance in a crystal cave or create their own dinosaur and listen to animal noises from all over the world. There are great sights for adults from the wildlife galleries full of rare and endangered species to modern art and archaeology. When you’re tired regroup in the cafe and enjoy a meal or a drink then head up to the second floor for some of the latest exhibitions on offer from French art to Bristol’s own 200-year-old silver collection or a stunning display of Eastern Art. Facilities include a cafe, toilets, loop system, events and shop.
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