In the neighbourhood

Arno's Court Triumphal Arch
Arno's Vale Cemetery


Brislington is a vibrant and historic district located in the southeastern suburbs of Bristol, England. The area is known for its unique blend of modern amenities and historical charm, and there are plenty of interesting things to discover and explore.

One of the most iconic landmarks in Brislington is the Arnos Vale Cemetery, a sprawling Victorian-era cemetery that is home to many notable figures from Bristol’s history. The cemetery is a popular destination for walkers and nature lovers, and it is also a hub for cultural events and community activities.

For those interested in history, the Brislington Conservation Area is home to a wealth of architectural treasures, including the Grade II-listed St. Luke’s Church.

The area is also home to several other historic buildings, including the purportedly haunted Arno’s Manor Hotel. Brislington is also home to The Paintworks, a former industrial site that has been transformed into a creative hub, is particularly noteworthy, with its colourful street art, studios, galleries, and creative spaces.

Finally, nature lovers will appreciate the abundance of green spaces and parks in the area, including the beautiful St. Anne’s Woods, the vast and picturesque Eastwood Farm Nature Reserve, and the scenic Brislington Brook, a charming stream that winds its way through Nightingale Valley.

Overall, Brislington is a lovely district close to Temple Meads Station and Bristol city centre, connected by good public transport links.

Additional On-Street Parking

In case you need more parking space here is a map marking where on-street parking can be found near by.

Public Transport from Brislington

Being situated on the A4, there are frequent buses between the house and Bristol city centre and Bath, accessed from the bus stop across the road or around the corner on Sandy Park Road. Most of what you need will be within walking distance, including Sainsbury’s supermarket. Not surprisingly, our townhouse scores 82 on the walkscore scale.

Local Pubs, Cafes and Bars

Grounded Cafe and Bar

On Sandy Park Road, over the bridge and up on the left, Grounded is a cafe with good breakfasts and coffee. You can check them out on their website:

The Black Castle

Through the arch and a five-minute walk down the Spine Road, you’ll find the Black Castle. It’s a Green King pub with cheap and cheerful nosh, right next to Sainsburys.

The Sandringham

Up Sandy Park Road a few minutes away you’ll find a tried and true Bristolian pub. It was reviewed a while back. We’ve not been in there for many years so you’ll have to tell us what it’s like now.

Arno’s Manor Hotel Bar

The local bar is dog-friendly and right next to Arno’s Court Park. No draft ales but hey, you can’t have it all!

The Lodekka Pub

Up the Bath Road on the left as you drive up, the Lodekka pub has the usual pub food and beer. It’s got parking and loads of room.


If you’re stopping over at our studio you’ll be glad to know that most things are within walking distance again.

Knowle History

Knowle was actually listed in the Domesday Book as a settlement called Canole. Starting as a population of 6 households in 1086, it was in the smallest 40% of settlements recorded. Obviously it grew!

Public Transport in Knowle

We are two miles from Temple Meads Station on a major bus route (the A37). We’re also a 7-10 minute walk from the Beechmount Grove bus stop for the A4 Bristol Airdecker bus that can take you to the airport in 26 minutes and Bath in about 30 minutes. There is a bus stop just across the road from us (Greenleaze bus stop on Wells Road) which takes you into town and the station every 10 – 15 minutes. The bus stop to get back is two houses down from the front of our house so extremely convenient.

We’re 12-15 minutes by bus to Temple Meads (buses 2 and 36 from Greenleaze stop towards Bristol). Going out of Bristol, the no. 376 will get you to Wells, Glastonbury and Street. 

Nearby Pubs, Cafes and Bars
The Knowle Pub

Unsurprisingly our nearest pub, the Knowle, is a 7 minute walk away and does great food and beer. They’re dog-friendly and have a beer garden.

The George Pub

Further down Wells Road the George Pub is 10-15 minutes away if you’re on foot. They don’t do food but there’s often a taco bar set up in their car park. Great for a drink before you go out to eat. Lovely landlady. Tell em the family with the wolfdog says hi!

Totterdown Canteen

If you totter down Wells Road you’ll end up in Totterdown. The Totterdown Canteen is a great place for brunch or breakfast and also does takeaways.