Castle Park Vaults

  • Saturday 10AM - 4PM

Venue number: 16

Castle Park Vaults

  • Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM

Venue number: 16

Castle Park Vaults

Delve into the vaults of the castle that gives the park its name. View models of the original castle and see films relating to the post-war creation of Castle Park after heavy bombing. Find out the varied history of the site

Join guided tours of the park to spot remains of the castle that often go unnoticed.


Key Information

  • Address Castle Park, Lower Castle Street, BS1 3XD
  • Map View on our interactive map
  • Directions It's the small building painted yellow at the Old Market end of the park.
  • Tour type Guided
  • Amenities
    Wheelchair access
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Activities for families
    Pram friendly

Design Information

  • Builtc.1500's

These vaults, thought to be the entrance porch to the great hall, are the last standing remains of Bristol Castle, originally built in the 12th century. The majority of the building was demolished after the English Civil War in the 17th century, but some parts were re-used within later buildings. By the 20th century, the chambers formed part of a shop that fronted Castle Street. The building is currently unused.


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