12 pictures of the stunning ‘secret’ Bristol park most people still haven’t discovered

It’s a stone’s throw from the hustle and bustle of Park Street but still a hidden gem

If there’s one Bristol park that truly deserves the description of ‘hidden gem’, it’s Royal Fort.

Tucked away a short walk from Park Street and Whiteladies Road, the parkland and Georgian house at Royal Fort is part of the University of Bristol but open to the public, although many people still don’t know it’s there.

With sweeping lawns, wildlife ponds, sculptures and landscaped flower gardens, Royal Fort is simply one of the most beautiful and timeless parks in the city.

Steeped in history, many of the buildings there are now used by the university but when the sun shines, there is no better place in Bristol to enjoy a picnic or sunbathe.

Here are 12 photos of Royal Fort gardens, still one of Bristol’s best-kept secrets.

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