Bristol

Properties and events in Bristol

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Ashton Gatehouse

Blackmoors Lane, Bristol, Gloucestershire, BS3 2JL
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Ashton Gatehouse. One gateway, two worlds. The original entrance to Ashton Court Estate. Once the gateway to the Smyth family home, this Gatehouse is open for all to enjoy.

Bristol Central Library tour

Bristol Central Library, College Green, Bristol, Gloucestershire, BS1 5TL
In person
Pre-booking required

Join us for a tour of the library and learn more about its architect, Charles Holden. You’ll also hear about the history of Bristol Central Library both past and present and have the opportunity to take a peak behind the scenes.

Church of St. Luke the Evangelist, Brislington: Open church and tower tours

Church Parade, Brislington, Bristol, Gloucestershire, BS4 5AZ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Come and see our 15th century Grade II* listed church set in the centre of the Brislington Conservation Area. Visit our tower and see the bells in action.

Kings Weston house

The Gate House, Kings Weston House, Kings Weston Lane, Bristol, Gloucestershire, BS11 0UR
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit Bristol's Grade I Listed Baroque mansion and explore the Georgian interiors of the magnificent home of the Lords de Clifford. Enjoy the Sir John Vanbrugh designed house and garden buildings and take in the 300 acres of landscaped parkland.

Meet the Engineers

Bridge Road, Leigh Woods, Bristol, Gloucestershire, BS8 3PA
In person
Pre-booking required

Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust is working on a landmark project to protect the bridge's 180-year-old suspension chains. Meet the intrepid team ‘walking the chains’ to hand paint the bridge’s 4,200 individual links.

Orthodox Church of the Nativity of the Mother of God

University Road, Bristol, Gloucestershire, BS8 1SP
In person
Pre-booking not required

An opportunity to see the interior of our church, with information available and people to speak to. The church was built in 1888 and converted to use as an Orthodox church in 1968.

Special Collections Sunday : Picturesque Bristol

Bristol Central Library, College Green, Bristol, Gloucestershire, BS1 5TL
In person
Pre-booking not required

A display of books from Bristol Libraries Special Collections depicting Bristol and its surroundings from years gone by. Visit us in our historic Bristol Room for a chance to look through some lovely old and rare books from the collections.

Strongroom tours at Bristol Archives

Bristol Archives, B Bond Warehouse, Smeaton Road, Bristol, Gloucestershire, BS1 6XN
In person
Pre-booking not required

On the 30th anniversary of Heritage Open Days, come and explore Bristol Archives and celebrate our 100th birthday as we open for our annual peak behind the scenes.

The Chapel of the Three Kings at Fosters Almshouses

Foster's Almshouses, Colston Street, Bristol, Gloucestershire, BS1 5AY
In person
Pre-booking not required

The Almshouses and Chapel are grade II* listed buildings on Colston Street. They were founded by John Foster, a wealthy 15th-century merchant, to provide accommodation for Bristol's poor and elderly.

Thornbury Town Hall

Town Hall, Old Police Station, 35 High Street, Bristol, Gloucestershire, BS35 2AR
In person
Pre-booking not required

Guided tours are available of the building, parts of which are not usually open to the public. Your guide will take you through its previous uses, from a tavern, to a courtroom, to a police station!