Blaise Castle

 

Visited July 2008

Location Blaise Castle Estate, Henbury, Bristol
Entrance Fee No
Railway Station         No
Parking Yes
Facilities Toilets, Cafe, Museum
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Review

 

This is actually a folly on the Blaise estate in Bristol, which is set in acres of open parkland, and has a café, play area and mansion house museum in addition to the folly. Great for a day out with the children as they can combine a play in the park with some culture at the museum, a good yomp up to the castle and then a snack in the café afterwards. The castle is open the third Sunday of the month, April to October and entrance is free of charge.

 


 

 


 

Commissioned in 1766, the castle was used as a summer house for the main house, and had a drawing room and a kitchen for entertaining. Unfortunately over time it fell into disrepair and was vandalised, and despite being restored on the outside, there is nothing left of the original interior. However there is a winding staircase up to one of the towers for a fantastic view over the surrounding area. Worth a visit if you are in the area.

 

JULY 2012- We have just revisited Blaise Castle and have added some new pictures. We visited mid- July, on a fine day but after a prolonged period of wet weather. The paths up to the castle were very muddy. Wellies would be a good idea if you experience similar weather conditions. 

 


 

 

 

 

More info: Blaise Castle Estate

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