Photo by Bristol Culture, courtesy of Bristol Museums

Blaise Castle

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

  • Heritage
  • Museums

The mansion house is grade II* listed and sits in its own 650 acre park, complete with folly castle and model dairy. There's much to discover on a walk around the sprawling grounds - gorge-side trails, glorious woodland, a pretty stream and mythical giant-related landmarks. There's also an adventure playground for the kids and a community garden to explore.

The 18th century house, now a fantastic museum of local history, 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, while the majestic picture room displays fine works of art.

The museum shop sells souvenirs, toys and snacks, and there's a cafe, close to the visitor carpark, which 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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