37 reviews of the Downs in English
I live near the Downs and it is an excellent place to go with friends in the summer for a kickabout, or to just chill out with a book or a few drinks. I’m not sure what the rule is with BBQs but it would be a good spot for one! It’s a massive park so there’s never a group too nearby and it’s always lovely to see families having a good time flying kites, etc with their kids. It’s also a good place to go for a jog around as the surrounding area is very popular with joggers.
The Downs are a very popular gathering place in Bristol. At the weekend there are many football games and picnics and many walkers and joggers. It is particularly useful as a place to jog as you can chose to run on the pavements or the softer grass. The Downs are also a great place to watch the balloons rise from Ashton Court at the annual Balloon Fiesta that takes place in August.
The Downs is a really lovely area of Bristol. The Downs are located in the CLifton area of Bristol. The Downs are very popular with joggers and dog walkers alike. It is also a great place to have a kick around with your freinds or even a picnic on a sunny day
The Downs are an excellent piece of open space in an otherwise fairly built up area, where you can take the children to play and/or your dog for a walk. Its great to see so many families make use of this great space in these times when a lot of our children would rather stay in front of their computers for the day. There are always a lot of activites going on, from football games - arranged or impromptu, picnic takers and of course there are always a lot of joggers - this is also one of the sites the Race for Life takes place. There is a lovely cafe which sells some delicious cakes. This is usually our sons bribe for a good long walk, and its a great place to watch the world go by and unwind, particularly in the warmer weather.
Excellent views of Bristol which are panoramic with a different vista in all directions. There is the Clifton suspension bridge which makes a great tourist stop and picknicking on the downs is great but just make sure you dont take BBQs as they are not really allowed!
The downs is a great, well maintained piece of land. Good for walking running kite flying or anything that needs a large open space and short grass. A nice coffee shop opened recently added by the famous water tower.(famous to Bristolians anyway). There is often something going on at the Downs, whether its a fair, circus or the annual fireworks display.
I love the downs, We spend a lot of summer nights up there or lazy days, sat having picnics or bbqs wth friends, we take a bottle of wine, some cheeses and fresh bread, read books, listen to music, its the perfect place. Its always easy to park and its fun to watch the football practice on the weekends. Theres a great cafe in the old tolet block by the water tower too.
A breath of fresh air in a city full of everything else!
The Downs offers a place to feel “up”. Go there when you’re feeling “down” and watch the people of Bristol enjoying all sorts of activities - jogging, picniccing (in the summer, or crazy people throughout the year LOL), frisbeeing, strolling hand in hand, taking in some fantastic views (Avon Gorge) and generally “taking time out” from the hubbub of the city centre located “down the hill”. Flying a kite, reading, on a date, visiting the visiting circus, sunbathing or simply strolling, the Downs are definitely one vast expanse of green space that is there for the good of the community. Enjoy! One piece of advice - a female friend was “flashed” by an anorak-wearing pervert who appeared from behind a bush - so please report any “blatant perverts” to the Police, please! The phone number’s 999.
The downs are a place to wander all year through, a great expanse of open space with some spectacular views all along the Avon Gorge and of the Clifton suspension Bridge. I live just a few minutes away from the downs and find it a great place to go and run or meet for bbqs or just for a game of Frisbee with my mates. The only drawback is that it can get quite crowded in the summer, and the kite flyers can take over a bit! It is not a good idea to walk through the Downs at night, especially if you are female, as it is very dark and there have been some incidents. But don’t let that put you off, go there now!
The Down’s is a great place for a day out, a jog, a picnic or just a nice walk. On Guy Fawke’s Day there are fireworks which are very impressive and then Whiteladies Rd is just nearby for a quick drink afterwards.
We live just off the downs. Its a great place for almost anything at all. You can go for a jog, a walk, play frisbee, kiting, play football..
You can sit around and get drunk on here, you can have a barbecue.. really anything you want.
It’s free and its masses of open space for you and the family.. a GREAT place to take them for a picnic or a kick about with a ball and yes, this maybe what lots of other families decide to do on a nice afternoon but don’t worry, this place is huge so there is room for everyone.
Who doesn’t love The Downs? It’s a great place to spend a sunny summer afternoon with a bunch of friends, a picnic and a frisbee. Perfect for kids and adults alike, you can never grow out of loving The Downs. There are just so many things you can do in green open spaces….overlooking the fantastic Suspension Bridge.
Great for kite flying!!
The Downs are a vast open area in Bristol, situated close to the zoo and with stunning views across the Gorge to the Suspension Bridge. There is plenty of room to do whatever you fancy, whether that be kite flying, picnics, ball games and even football.
There are also frequent events including fairs, firework displays, flower shows and the like.
The Downs provide Bristol with some much needed green space. The best time to visit is in the summer, when the Downs provide a vision of Britain at it’s best! If you like running, then its really popular to jog around the Downs and there are a couple of circuits you could choose depending on your level of ability. A lot of kite flying goes on here too - come up on a windy day and see people battling with the power in the kites! A lot of climbers use the slabs of the Avon Gorge below and if you’re lucky you can see some of them 'top out’ just on the Downs. Grab an ice-cream from one of the number of vans parked along here. Also, don’t miss the fireworks on the fifth of November, they’re spectacular!
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