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Estate

In addition to the Castle and the Garden there are many other things that the estate offers, on this page we hope to list as many as these things as possible.

Caves

There are many caves on the Estate, one of the estate's man made caves Butcher's Cave, given its name because of the red tinge to the stones inside, resembling hanging joints of meat. The other one is Robber's cave constructed with large rustic local limestone blocks over shallow excavated hole to serve as a feature for carriage drives to the castle.

House

The Blaise House museum is managed by Bristol City Council

Stratford Mill

The Estate is also home to the Grade II listed Stratford Mill that was moved to the estate in 1960's from Moreton, which is now been submerged by the creation of Chew Valley lake. It was moved in order to save it demolition. In recent years the mill has started to fall into disrepair and there is currently no public access.

Walks

You will find Blaise a delight to wander round either to get lost in and stumble across the ruin of some ancient landscape feature, or go on an organised historical or nature walk in the company of an expert in their field. Some of these will only be announced at short notice. Register your interest and we will let you know with as much notice as we can, when the opportunity arises. There are five walks you can enjoy which cover most of the Blaise Castle estate and cover all the points of interest. The pamphlets in the links below were funded by Friends of Blaise.

Castle Walk (PDF)
Gorge Walk (PDF)
Kings Weston Down Walk (PDF)
Rhododendron Walk (PDF)
Royals and St Mary's Church Walk (PDF)

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Useful Links:

  • Blaise Castle Estate
  • Bristol Avon Rivers Trust
  • Friends of Badock's Wood
  • Henbury Conservation Society