Bristol Area Guide : Redland
Redland's broad leafy avenues and Victorian villas attract a number of students as well as families and young professionals.
Shopping – Redland is another popular part of the city located close to the very urban Whiteladies Road and Clifton Village. It is also within just 2 miles of the city centre.
Postcode – BS6. Highly affluent, Redland is a great alternative to Clifton and still has a lot to offer all residents.
Primary/Secondary Schools – There are two secondary schools in the area; Redland Green and Redland High School for Girls. RGS is extremely sought after with generally one space offered for every three applications so the catchment area for this is in high demand. Bizarrely, there are no primary schools in the Redland area.
Age of Houses – Much like Clifton's Georgian town houses, Redland is filled with beautiful Victorian villas.
Main Roads – Lively Whiteladies Road is within striking distance, as are Chandos Road and Zetland Road which host a handful of smaller independent bars and bistros too.
Main Attractions – Every year there is a fete held on Redland Green on the May Day Bank Holiday. The Downs, consisting of 400 acres of open parkland, is also right on its doorstep at just a 10 minute walk away.
Cafés/Bars/Restaurants – Redland is an attractive and popular area which offers a wide variety of interesting cafes, bars and restaurants. Some worth a particular mention are Wilks restaurant, The Kenny and No Man's Grace and there are many many more!
Random Fact – In the 11th century, Redland was known as Rudeland.
Population – Similar to Clifton, Redland is home to approximately 11,000 people.
Local Transport – Redland railway station lies a little further south of Redland on the Severn Beach Line which runs in and out of Temple Meads regularly. There are also bus services available throughout Redland for destinations all over Bristol using routes 8, 9, 19 and 20.