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Brief description of site

Ashton Court is a public park. It incorporates an early-19th-century landscape park, with formal gardens from the late-19th century. The house is now used for conferences and weddings.

Brief history of site

The land was enclosed as a deer park in the 14th century. The landscape park was laid out around 1802 to a design by Humphry Repton. The site became a public park in 1960.

Location information:

Address: Long Ashton, BS41 9JN

Locality: Bristol

Local Authorities:

North Somerset; Long Ashton

Historical County: Somerset

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 172 Grid Ref: ST557718
Latitude: 51.4435 Longitude: -2.6388


The gardens are 2 miles west of Bristol, on the Portishead Road.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The house is now used for conferences and weddings. The gardens and estate are open from 8am throughout the year. Admission is free.

Key information:

Form of site: country park

Purpose of site: public park

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site first created: 1802

Main period of development: Early 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 358

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