Popular with young families and professional renters alike, the area of Bishopston is perfectly situated around the famous Gloucester Road area of the city. Located to the north of the city centre, Bishopston attracts renters and buyers of all ages, and is an ideal area for those looking to buy their first home.
Residential property in Bishopston is predominantly Victorian, and there is an eclectic mix of 1930s semis, modern apartments and converted flats to adore too. Period details such as high ceilings, sash windows and fantastic views are sure to wow anyone who lives here! The overall air of Bishopston is that of a civilised bohemia, with everything you could possibly want on your doorstep.
There’s plenty of things to see and do here – you’re never far from the Gloucester Road, with its huge range of pubs, cafes and restaurants to enjoy, as well as having access to the longest road of independent traders in the UK. If you enjoy good food and live music, The Gallimaufry is always worth a visit (www.thegallimaufry.co.uk), and if you’re feeling hungry there is a huge range of independent eateries at your disposal. For those who enjoy some shopping and leisure time – you’re spoilt for choice! Unique boutiques line the streets, where you’ll be able to pick literally anything up – from fresh groceries from one of the many independent green grocers to vintage clothing and vinyl’s.
If you have little ones, Bishop Road Primary School is the largest primary school in Bristol and is situated in the area, as well as the famous Colston Girls School on Cheltenham Road.
The city centre is a short walk away or, alternatively, you could use hop on one of the many buses that go all over the city. Bishopston is a very well-connected area, with transport links to the south in easy reach or towards the north, where big employers such as Airbus and the MOD are based in Filton.
The area has also been home to celebrities such as the famous film star Cary Grant, Daddy G of Massive Attack and was even the location of some of the filming for the BBC cult sitcom The Young Ones.