Audley Redwood is a luxury retirement village set within acres of landscaped parkland and near Bristol. Just minutes from historic Clifton and the spectacular North Somerset coast, there are breathtaking scenes, right on your doorstep.
Surrounded by beautiful green landscape, Audley Redwood comprises 106 retirement apartments and 20 cottages, all built to perfectly complement the local Georgian architecture, and offering exquisite retirement living.
Audley Redwood sits within the grounds of the former Redwood Hotel and Country Club which was originally built in 1898 and served as house for Sir Greville Smyth's ornithological collection. The village also stands adjacent to the popular Old Bristolians Rugby Club and a short drive from the Victorian Gothic Revival estate of Tyntesfield.
Tyntesfield is a Grade I* listed building with extensive gardens and panoramic countryside views. The place is surrounded by semi-ancient parkland with mature beechs, oaks and sweet chestnuts. What was once a family home is now owned by the National Trust and popular with visitors throughout the year.
A 20-minute walk from Audley Redwood is the beautiful village of Failand, a charming place with a church, an observatory, a pub and village hall. The village consists of two separate parts: the new village - Failand, and the quaint old village of Lower Failand where it all started from. There's also a bus service (X6) running every hour between Failand and Bristol city centre which stops just one street away from Audley Redwood.
Bristol itself is a bustling city, built around the river Avon with a fantastic choice of shops, restaurants and museums, including the SS Great Britain (the largest passenger ship in the world from 1845-1854), and the world famous Bristol Old Vic theatre.
Other local attractions include Bristol Zoo, the Observatory -a historic windmill with an observation tower offering picturesque views, and for an alternative day out, why not try St Aldams 'pick your own' farm?
A highlight of the events calendar is the annual International Balloon Fiesta, the largest in Europe. Every August, the city welcomes teams from the UK and the world who bring their hot air balloons to the site of Ashton Court and participate in mass ascents where as many as 100 balloons launch at a time. It is a truly fantastic spectacle and it is well worth getting to know the local hotspots to catch the best views as the balloons rise over the city.
Another summer highlight is the annual Bristol Harbour Festival that celebrates the city’s maritime heritage and the importance of Bristol’s docks and harbour.
Aardman Animations Ltd. is a British animation studio based in Bristol, most well known for making films using stop-motion clay animation. Two of the studio’s most well known and loved characters are Wallace & Gromit.
Gromit Unleashed Sculpture trail – The first public arts trail took place in Bristol in 2013 as a collaboration between Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity, and Aardman Animations to raise money for sick children. The trail featured 80 giant sculptures for 10 weeks, dotted around the city and surrounding area for trail blazers to hunt down before each of the sculptures were taken to auction.
Back by popular demand during the summer of 2018, Gromit Unleashed 2 featured 60 giant sculptures of Gromit and fellow well-loved characters Wallace and Feathers McGraw designed by high-profile artists, designers, innovators and local talent. These sculptures were also later auctioned off and raised over £1.3 million for Bristol Children’s Hospital and St Michael’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.