Visit Blaise Castle, an impressive Georgian mansion that is in the leafy Henbury district of Bristol and is well within reach of the city's excellent hotels and guesthouses.
What to See and Do at Blaise Castle
The house, which surrounds 650 acres of beautiful grounds, has an interesting museum where you can learn about its origins and previous owners, and is renowned for its opulent Picture Room. Blaise Castle is also known for its folly castle, which was immortalised in the novel 'Northanger Abbey', published in 1817 and written by one of Britain's most celebrated novelists, Jane Austen.
Hotels near Blaise Castle
For stylish accommodation close to Blaise Castle, you could try the elegant three star Best Western Henbury Lodge Hotel on Station Road, or the equally pleasant Regency Hotel Bristol on St. Paul's Road, close to the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge. Whatever you choose, you'll benefit from fantastic hospitality, comfortable and high-quality furnishings. Many hotels also provide early check-in or a late check-out options, and some will have left luggage facilities and safety-deposit boxes for your convenience.
Adjacent to Blaise House, this picturesque hamlet comprises several attractive cottages that date back to the Regency era and were designed in a Romantic Gothic and Celtic theme. Every house here, from photogenic Vine Cottage to Diamond Cottage, is protected with Grade I Listed status, and have a distinctly rural feel, despite being just a few miles from Bristol city centre.
Other Places to Stay near Blaise Castle
For budget-friendly accommodation close to the University of Bristol and most of the city's museums, consider the Homestay Bristol Hostel, or try the charismatic and value-for-money Victoria Square Hotel near the Royal West of England Academy.
Other Attractions in Bristol
If you're interested in exploring other historic sites in Bristol, don't forget to visit Bristol Cathedral, a remarkable medieval landmark that is acclaimed for its marvellous mash-up of Norman, Gothic and Neo-Gothic architecture. Bristol is also home to the grand 19th century Cabot Tower, which has a commanding position on Brandon Hill, and is also the location of the imposing Ashton Court Mansion, an exquisite medieval estate.