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Things to do in Westbury-on-Trym: A handy community guide

Westbury-on-Trym has long been one of Bristol's most desirable areas. But what makes it so special? Whether you're considering joining us as a resident in one of our retirement villages or are just looking to visit the area, here we share some of our top tips for places to go and things to do in Westbury-on-Trym.

Editor’s note

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Enjoy the green space

With the Durdham and Clifton Downs just a stone's throw away there's acres and acres of open space to enjoy. To experience some of the best views in the whole of Bristol visit the Sea Walls end, overlooking the Clifton Suspension Bridge, Leigh Woods and the Severn Estuary with amazing far-reaching views.

If you're a nature lover the 400 year old Badock's Wood is home to thriving wildlife, meadow and streams. Not forgetting Blaise Castle Estate, whose 19th century mansion is surrounded by pathways and play areas which are ripe for exploring.

Visit the village

Though the wider suburb as we know it was mostly developed in the 1920s and 30s, parts of Westbury-on-Trym village itself date back centuries. A snapshot of that history can be seen in its 15th century gatehouse, the legacy of a former 13th century college which sits on College Road. The high street is home to a selection of restaurants, pubs and small shops for all your day-to-day essentials. Definitely worth a visit.

Get cosy in the Orpheus

One of Bristol's more intimate cinemas, the Orpheus is loved far and wide for its friendly staff, three cosy screens and surprising low price tag. Book in advance to avoid disappointment and, if you have little ones in your life, join them for Saturday morning Kids Club at £2 entry.

Head to the zoo

Home to over 400 species of exotic and endangered animals from all of the world, plus over 100,000 plants in their botanical gardens, the Bristol Zoo is certainly a rare find. There's lots to keep little ones entertained, from adventure playgrounds to aerial ropes course. And in the summer months their Friday twilight openings offer the chance to explore the zoo as the sun goes down, complete with live music and entertainment. Simply unmissable.

Grab a bite to eat

There's a healthy selection of cafes, restaurants and pubs to keep you well-fed in Westbury-on-Trym and the surrounding area. Drop into Coffee #1 for your daily caffeine fix, then there's the ever-popular Prego or Groupo Lounge and a selection of well-regarded pubs. There's only one question. How are you going to choose?

Recommendations from the local community

  • "The country market at Westbury Methodist church every Friday morning 10.30 to 11.30. Amazing home cooked baking, produce, crafts, plants, and tea coffee and cake."
  • "The White Lion pub and Groupo Lounge are great places to eat in Westbury village and now White Horse as well."
  • "British Raj is a good place to go, there are so many good places to eat in Westbury."
  • "Canford Park - amazing green space for all ages."
  • "The 131 Club on Westbury Road - a great place to meet up, very friendly, always happy to welcome new members."
  • "University Botanical Gardens."
  • "Blaise Hamlet."
  • "Brandon Tower & Clifton Observatory."

​Explore our retirement villages in Westbury-on-Trym

Westbury Fields is a retirement village with a cricket pitch at its heart. With fantastic facilities and a comprehensive range of activities to get involved with every day of the year there's plenty going on on site. For those keen to explore further Westbury-on-Trym is ready and waiting. Visit our dedicated village pages today to find out more and download your brochure.

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