Clifton has effortlessly built up a fantastic reputation for being the place to live in Bristol... for every good reason.
This affluent area, to the west of Bristol city centre, attracts professionals of all ages, for renting and buying properties, as well as for a great evening out. The area is home to a vibrant nightlife and has some fantastic bars and fine dining. Downsizers also love Clifton for its ease of living, bohemian lifestyle, cafes, restaurants and shops all on their doorstep.
The properties here ooze quality with their elegant rooms, parking areas and manageable outside spaces. The accommodation is mainly presented in either mews houses or impressively substantial flats of one or two bedrooms in Clifton itself, or smaller two-bed houses in nearby Cliftonwood or Hotwells.
The area is packed with plenty of things to do and see, historical and otherwise. The Clifton Suspension Bridge, designed by Brunel, is a big draw for many visitors, with its innovative technology and camera obscura offering a stunning panoramic view of the surrounding areas. Clifton is also ideally close to Bristol Zoo, perfect for keeping the little ones entertained.
Clifton sits by the Durdham Downs – 400 acres of lush green lands – making it the ultimate space for walking, relaxing or a great family day out..
Those who prefer to relax indoors can visit the Lido (www.lidobristol.com), which is fast gaining a great reputation for its swimming, spa treatments and fabulous restaurant. Clifton also has all the usual amenities for its residents, as well as a cinema.
There is also a smaller local train station situated on the Whiteladies Rd, with frequent trains running from the main station.
The shopping in the area is superb; not only is Clifton convenient for Park St, with its trendy boutiques and high-street clothing stores, but the Clifton Village district also offers a good range of independent shops, selling unique and upmarket goods ranging from furniture to hand-crafted jewellery.
The area is steeped in a long history and there is mention of Clifton in The Domesday Book. Over the centuries it has built up a magnificent collection of streets and squares all filled with exquisite architecture; these include Royal York Crescent and Berkeley Square.