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Long Ashton, Bristol,
Avon, BS41 9JN

0117 9639174

Listed By

William Donelson

0000-00-00 00:00:00

Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Estate open all year. Estate Opening time: 8.00am
Closing times:
November, December and January: 5.15pm; February: 6.15pm; March & October: 7.15pm; April & September: 8.15pm; May, June, July & August: 9.15pm
Visitor Centre open Sat & Sun of Easter - September; 11am - 5.30pm
October - Easter; Suns only; 11.30am - 5pm
Some weekday afternoons in July & Aug.

Parties/Coaches: Yes
Group Appointment: No
House Open for Viewing: No
National Garden Scheme days: No
Best Times of Year to Visit:
To see:
Admission Prices

No Charge

Onsite Facilities
Parking: No
Shop: Yes
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: No
Lavatories: No
Plants for Sale: No
Refreshment: No
On Lead only: No
Disabled Access: No
Lunches: No
Picnics: No
Special Events: Yes
Other Facilities & Comments:

Visitor Centre, Miniature railway and mansion (open for functions only)
Dogs are not allowed in the garden but are allowed in the rest of the estate
Leads are required for walks inside the Deer Parks (keep to the marked paths)
Picnic and Play Area, Bridle Path

Garden Features & Events

Historic landscape including woodlands & grasslands. Domesday Oak and other veteran trees. Golf course. International Balloon Fiesta and the Kite Festival are held here. English Heritage Grade I Mansion

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

Carpenters Arms, Stanton Wick Tor Farm, Cheddar


Harveys Restaurant, Bristol Glass Boat Restaurant, Bristol

Inns & Pubs:

Carpenters Arms, Stanton Wick

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Bristol SS Great Britain Clifton Suspension Bridge

Description of Garden

Ashton is largely a Victorian garden with a terrace bounded by the original 18th century wall and steps leading down to a pond and redwood trees. A rose garden has replaced the greenhouses. The lovely landscaped park of some 650 acres, with clumps of trees and a sweeping drive, is typical of parks laid out by Repton. It was once home to the Smyth family.

History Of Garden

The Mansion was built in the early 15th century with an extraordinary wing added in the 17th century. The park is attributed to Humphry Repton and features two surviving deer parks.

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