Photo by Bristol Culture, courtesy of Bristol Museums

Blaise Castle

Set in sweeping parklands, which dominate West Bristol, the 18th century castle house has welcomed visitors since 1949.

  • Heritage
  • Museums

The beautiful house is grade II* listed and sits in its own 650 acre park, complete with sham castle and model dairy. A walk around the grounds is a brilliant way to pass the day, with an adventure playground for the kids and a glorious woodland to explore.

The house, now a fantastic museum of local history, contains an incredible collection of social history items and invites the visitor to discover what life in Bristol was like at key points throughout history. Dolls houses, toys, period costume and a Victorian school room give an exciting glimpse into the past, whilst the majestic picture room displays some of the finest works of art in the city.

The museum shop sells souvenirs, toys and snacks, whilst close to the carpark, the cafe serves tasty sandwiches, ice cream and drinks. 

Did you know?

The medieval looking Gothic castle was actually built in 1766 as an eccentric folly and is featured in Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey.

Location

Accessibility

  • Accessible to wheelchair users
  • Guide dogs permitted
  • Disabled parking
  • Facilities for visually impaired
  • Toilets for disabled visitors
  • Baby changing facilities
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