Blaise Castle Estate

A 650 acre Grade II* registered parkland including children’s play area, museum and castle.

Admission and opening times

Admission is free. Access may be restricted on major event days.

Blaise Castle Estate is open every day from 7.30am. Closing times vary throughout the year:

  • 5.15pm in November, December and January
  • 6.15pm in February
  • 7.15pm in March
  • 8.15pm in April
  • 9.15pm in May, June, July and August
  • 8.15pm in September
  • 7.15pm in October

To find out when the dairy garden and castle are open, see noticeboards at the estate.

Parking

There are two car parks:

  • main car park off Kings Weston Road at BS10 7QS
  • small car park off The Dingle at BS9 2PA

The car parks close at the same time as the estate.

Car parks are closed on 25 December.

There is no charge for parking.

Disabled access

You can find an access guide on the DisabledGo website.

Parking

  • main car park: five disabled parking bays
  • small car park: one disabled parking bay

The entrance to the estate from the small car park is through a kissing gate that’s not accessible to wheelchairs or mobility scooters.

If you use a wheelchair or mobility scooter you can access the site from the main car park at Kings Weston Road.

Facilities and features

Activities

Model aircraft, including drones

Under the park byelaws, you can fly model aircraft, including drones, in part of the Blaise Estate (pdf, 680KB) (opens new window) .

It must weigh 7kg or less, without its fuel. The person flying the aircraft must be a member of the British Model Flying Association and have public liability insurance.

Blaise Castle Estate café

Address: Blaise Castle Estate, Kings Weston Road, Bristol, BS10 7QS

The café serves sandwiches, snacks, ice creams and drinks. Both indoor and outdoor seating is available. There are toilets including a disabled toilet block and baby changing facilities.

There are cycle racks outside the café.

Opening times

October to March: Monday to Sunday, 9am to 2.30pm

April to September: Monday to Sunday, 9am to 5pm

Bank Holiday opening times: 10am to 2pm

Opening times may change depending on the weather.

Walking routes

There are footpaths in the estate. You can download maps of our walking routes:

Castle walk

1¼ miles (40 minutes)

Has views over the gorge. Woodland trails with some steep inclines that can be muddy.

Blaise Estate castle walk leaflet (pdf, 758KB) (opens new window)

Gorge walk

1½ miles (50 minutes)

Has views of the gorge and surrounding woodland. This walk uses surfaced and woodland paths. There are steep inclines.

Blaise Estate gorge walk leaflet (pdf, 772KB) (opens new window)

Kings Weston Down walk

1½ miles (35 minutes)

Includes woodland paths, grassland and the Iron Age hill fort.

Blaise Estate Kings Weston Down walk leaflet (pdf, 731KB) (opens new window)

Rhododendron walk

3 miles (1 hour and 45 minutes)

Includes many of the estates natural features and historical buildings. This walk uses surfaced paths and woodland trails on mixture of terrains. Includes steep inclines.

Blaise Estate Rhododendron walk leaflet (pdf, 752KB) (opens new window)

The Royals and St Mary’s Church walk

1¼ miles (50 minutes)

Includes The Royals and St Mary’s Church Yard. This walk uses woodland trails, grass and surfaced paths. The main drive is suitable for buggies.

Blaise Estate The Royals and St Mary’s Church walk leaflet(pdf, 761KB) (opens new window)

Awards and heritage

Site of special scientific interest: protected area of importance for conservation.

Community support

The Friends of Blaise is a community group that works in cooperation with the Council to maintain and improve the Estate. For more information and their activities or to join, e-mail them at contact@friendsofblaise.co.uk.

Contact details

Service details

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