A 650 acre Grade II* registered parkland including children's play area, museum and castle.

Admission and opening times

Blaise Castle Estate is always open.  Access may be restricted on major event days. Admission is free.

To find out when the dairy garden and castle are open, see noticeboards at the estate.


Blaise Castle Estate, Kings Weston Road, Bristol, BS10 7QS

Getting to Blaise Estate

By bike

Blaise is on National Cycle Network Route 4 and there is plenty of cycle parking next to the café.

By bus

Bus numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 76, 623, MC5 all stop nearby to Blaise estate.

For more information and timetables please visit the TravelWest website.

By car: parking

Parking charges

There's a car parking fee at our main car park in Blaise Castle Estate.

The cost for parking is:

  • £1 for up to 1 hour
  • £2 for up to 2 hours
  • £3 for up to 5 hours

If you want to stay longer than 5 hours, you can pay for extra hours.

Charges apply between 9am and 6pm, Monday to Sunday, including bank holidays.

Waiting restrictions

A number of waiting restrictions, including double and single yellow lines, were installed on sections of several surrounding roads.

These were delivered ahead of charges coming in at the estate to protect nearby junctions, driveways, and bus routes from obstructive parking.

View maps of the waiting restrictions:

Location of car parks

There are two car parks:

  • main car park off Kings Weston Road at BS10 7QS
  • small car park off The Dingle at BS9 2PA

Car park open times

The car parks are open every day from 7.30am.

Closing times vary throughout the year:

  • 5.15pm in November, December and January
  • 6.15pm in February
  • 7.15pm in March
  • 8.15pm in April
  • 9.15pm in May, June, July and August
  • 8.15pm in September
  • 7.15pm in October

Car parks are closed on 25 December.

Disabled access

You can find an access guide on the AccessAble website.

Disabled parking

  • main car park: five disabled parking bays
  • small car park: one disabled parking bay

Facilities and features


  • horse riding, a two mile trail runs from Kings Weston Road car park to Kings Weston Down
  • orienteering, the course is managed by Bristol Orienteering Klub
  • ParkRun

Model aircraft, including drones

Under the park byelaws, you can fly model aircraft, including drones, pdf in part of the Blaise Estate (680 KB) .

The model aircraft must weigh 7kg or less, without its fuel. The person flying the aircraft must:

Walking routes

There are footpaths in the estate. You can download maps of our walking routes:

Castle walk

1 miles (40 minutes)

Has views over the gorge. Woodland trails with some steep inclines that can be muddy.

pdf Blaise Estate castle walk leaflet (758 KB)

Gorge walk

1 miles (50 minutes)

Has views of the gorge and surrounding woodland. This walk uses surfaced and woodland paths. There are steep inclines.

pdf Blaise Estate gorge walk leaflet (772 KB)

Kings Weston Down walk

1 miles (35 minutes)

Includes woodland paths, grassland and the Iron Age hill fort.

pdf Blaise Estate Kings Weston Down walk leaflet (731 KB)

Rhododendron walk

3 miles (1 hour and 45 minutes)

Includes many of the estates natural features and historical buildings. This walk uses surfaced paths and woodland trails on mixture of terrains. Includes steep inclines.

pdf Blaise Estate Rhododendron walk leaflet (751 KB)

The Royals and St Mary's Church walk

1 miles (50 minutes)

Includes The Royals and St Mary's Church Yard. This walk uses woodland trails, grass and surfaced paths. The main drive is suitable for buggies.

pdf Blaise Estate The Royals and St Mary's Church walk leaflet (760 KB)

Awards and heritage

Site of special scientific interest: protected area of importance for conservation.

Community support

The Friends of Blaise is a community group that works in cooperation with the Council to maintain and improve the Estate. For more information and their activities or to join, e-mail them at contact@friendsofblaise.co.uk.

Volunteer at Blaise

Join our experienced Rangers to help improve this amazing site for people and wildlife, get a blast of fresh air, learn about this historic estate, and do some exercise too.

Every fourth Saturday: 11am to 1pm, except Easter: 2 March, 6 April, 27 April, 8 May and 8 June.

Meet by the café.

Wear sturdy, waterproof footwear and weather-proof clothes. We provide tools and gardening gloves.

Activities will vary as the weather conditions or site-needs change but could include scrub bashing, meadow management, restoration of waterbodies, path maintenance, invasive weed control etc.