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Spectacular Victorian Gothic Revival house with gardens and parkland.
A fine Victorian country house created by one of England’s richest commoners, William Gibbs, who built his fortune on fertiliser. Spiralling turrets and pinnacles adorn the roof, ornate stone carvings and church-like windows complete the Gothic look, giving the feel of a mysterious, fairytale mansion. Terraced lawns give way to spacious parkland filled with hundreds of trees collected by the family, and a glorious walled kitchen garden beyond. The estate and gardens are open every day. The house is open Saturday - Wednesday.
A unique, award-winning Zoo and Farm.
Noah's Ark Zoo Farm is a unique zoo and working farm just outside Bristol set in 100 acres of beautiful countryside. We have become one of the south west's top tourist attractions, welcoming 140,000 visitors per year and giving each one a fun-filled, exciting hands-on animal experience in a family park full of adventure play grounds, tractor rides and educational exhibits. We are winners of several national awards, including the 'Quality Badge' from the Learning Outside the Classroom Scheme and Silver in the Green Tourism Business Scheme. Noah's Ark has also been recognised at regional level with awards including North Somerset's Top Visitor Attraction, SW Tourism: Large Visitor Attraction Excellence Award (2007 Finalist) and National Farm Attractions Network: Farm Attraction of the Year (Finalist, 2005). We are also members of the Somerset Tourism Association, Destination Bristol, Tourism Attractions Alliance, the National Farmers Union, Country Land and Business Association, Avon Farming and the Wildlife Advisory Group.
Just 2 miles from the centre of Bristol, Ashton Court Estate remains almost entirely surrounded by Somerset countryside. Owned by Bristol Council since 1959, the estate is now a major recreational area for Bristol and North Somerset. The estate is about 850 acres of woodland and meadows with a large mansion, deer keepers cottage and 5 gatehouses or lodges. This web site is about Ashton Court Estate as it is today. A mixture of ancient woodland its natural wildlife and many activities & events.
I favour the woodland walks, deer parks and other wildlife over the cycling, miniature railway, golf and other activities and enjoy the big events like the Kite Festival and the Balloon Fiesta. But whatever your preference Ashton Court Estate is well worth a visit.
Oakham Treasures is one of the largest privately owned museums of retail and farming history in the UK. Opened to the public for the very first time since July 2008, it has already become an award winning major attraction, and guarantees to give you an amazing and uplifting trip down memory lane. Whether you are 8 or 80, you'll be fascinated by this vast and unique collection of memorabilia from the last century. There really is something for everybody, from the thousands of items in the historic stores, to the impressive display of vintage tractors and farm equipment. We look forward to seeing you!