Our Finzels Reach apartments are located in Bristol in the charming district called Redcliffe which is wonderfully central, but quiet and peaceful at the same time. Across the river you will find Castle Park as well as the main Bristol shopping district. You also have direct access to the river and all the main tourist attractions, such as M-Shed and the Matthew of Bristol, and of course a host of places to eat and drink!
Redcliffe gets its name from the red sandstone cliffs at Redcliffe Wharf which are a 10 minute walk, or a couple of ferry stops from the apartments.
The cliffs are not very tall, but are contain a system of caves and tunnels known as the Redcliffe Caves. Over the years these caves have been used as storage areas, whilst the sand was extracted to make glass. You can still see some remnants of the glass making industry at the Kiln Restaurant. Sadly the caves are not open to the public.
The Floating Harbour
Bristol harbour is sometimes called the Floating Harbour as it was constructed so the main harbour area is not affected by the tide. The whole harbour front has seen a huge regeneration project with the construction of Pero’s footbridge and the regeneration of buildings and warehouses in the area. Finzels Reach is on the south side of the Bristol Floating Harbour and was once a sugar refinery, a brewery and part of the site was a Tramway power generation station.
The Bristol Shopping Quarter
The main Bristol shopping quarter is less than 10 minutes’ walk from Finzels Reach over Castle Bridge, Bristol’s newest bridge. This 91 meter pedestrian bridge, which opened in 2017, provides a wonderful new access right from the Finzels Reach apartments to Castle Park, where in just a short walk you have access to Cabot Circus and the main Bristol Shopping district.
Directly across the river from Finzels Reach you will find Castle Park. The park is a lovely green space in the centre of Bristol and is sometimes called Castle Green because of the open green space it provides the city. The park is dominated by the ruined St Peters Church which was bombed during World War II and has been preserved as a ruin as a memorial. You will also find the remains of Bristol Castle, a Norman Castle mentioned in the Doomsday Book and built for the defense of Bristol.
Castle Park is a lovely tranquil place to visit, and provides a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of the nearby Bristol city centre.