Considering its proximity to the City Centre, Kingsdown is a surprisingly quiet pocket of Bristol. It sits on high ground overlooking the Centre, which means it boasts some splendid views both day and night.
The housing on offer is varied, with large Georgian buildings the defining feature but complemented by cottages and more modern flats. Some parts of Kingsdown feel quite grand and others rather quaint (especially when walking down Somerset Street with its cobbles and Victorian style lighting).
Community spirit in Kingsdown
Colourful paintwork on many houses shows that residents take pride in the area and this sense of community is further emphasised by street parties and other locally organised events.
Despite being a relatively compact corner of Bristol it has some pleasant green space on the corner of Kingsdown Parade, where residents can relax during the summer under the shade of towering trees.
Who would Kingsdown appeal to?
Kingsdown is flanked by Bristol University as well as extensive hospital buildings. This makes it an ideal location for students looking for accommodation and equally for university and hospital staff looking to rent a property close to work. It is also a convenient area for people working in the city centre to look for residential lettings.
Being so central it goes without saying that Kingsdown has good transport links throughout the city, but it is also a stone’s throw from the bus station for low cost travel further afield as well as connections to the airport.
Things to do in Kingsdown
If you want to burn off some calories then Kingsdown Sports Centre, run by Bristol City Council, has a gym and sports hall as well as squash courts.
The fact that Kingsdown is a relatively quiet place for a residential letting is reflected in its amenities. The Kingsdown Wine Vaults is a pleasant local pub in its midst, but most of the action happens on its borders where in particular St Michael’s Hill offers a wider range of places to eat and drink. Revellers needn’t worry though as the Centre, Gloucester Road, Park Street, and Whiteladies Road are all within 15 minutes walk!
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