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Castle Park, Bristol

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  • We felr it was well worth passing by this area as part of our Sacred Bristol walking tour as it was once home to the Mediaeval city centre.  more »
  • This park runs along the water edge alongside the modern shopping district in Bristol. When was passed through it was a little bleak as it is still early in the year.  more »
  • Castle Park is well positioned in the city centre, with the floating harbour along part of its southern boundary. The ruin of St Peter's church is an asset that adds real interest and is a fitting mem...  more »
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  • Found it a nice place to stop with children. Not much in the way of actual facilities for them, but they made their own fun running around and letting off steam. They were fascinated by the river too and spent a while watching that. We’re not locals, so we had to drum it into them about the cycle path being there.
  • A large open space, fairly well maintained, with the galleries to one side and the river on the other. A cycle lane and a pedestrian lane allow people to easily flow through. The area is one of the few spots in Bristol which is totally traffic free which I appreciate when I'm there. In the winter the park is quite well lit with street lamps. During the late morning to mid afternoon in the summer the area attracts lots of sunbathers and various people relaxing while out shopping or on a lunch break. The top bit by the bombed out church features a memorial to the victims in the area of the Bristol Blitz. In the evening though things tend to get more boozy, there's a smell of pot in the air often and the next day a lot of rubbish is usually lying around on the grass, the few bins in the park quickly overfill with rubbish and nobody seems willing to take it away with them. You'll also notice laughing gas canisters all over the pavement. In the morning the area is often populated with a few down and outs and homeless types too. Also the band stand mostly shelters some rough looking people, often with a few dogs and music playing. All in all the grounds themselves are quite nice but it can attract a rougher kind of person.
  • Had a great experience. If you want to plan a kid's birthday party. This is definitely the place to do it, staff was super friendly and polite! Magician � show is a can't miss, made our time there. �
  • Lovely waterside park in the centre of Bristol. Plenty of places to sit and enjoy the sun in a nice green area only a moments walk from the main city. Also features a historic church building.
  • Interesting park in the centre of time. The cycle lane running through it is great too

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