Bristol area guide : Redland
Postcode – BS6.
Redland’s broad leafy avenues and Victorian villas attract a number of students as well as families and young professionals. Highly affluent and full of life, Redland is a great alternative to Clifton.
Shopping – Redland is another popular part of the city located close to Whiteladies Road and Clifton Village. It is also within just two miles of the city centre.
Schools – St Johns Primary school and Redland Green secondary school.
Age of houses – Redland is filled with beautiful Victorian villas.
Main roads – Lively Whiteladies Road is within striking distance, as are Chandos Road and Zetland Road, with independent bars and bistros.
Main attractions – Every year a fete is held on Redland Green on the May Day bank holiday. The Downs, consisting of 400 acres of open parkland, is just a short walk away.
Restaurants – Redland is an attractive and popular area which offers a wide variety of interesting cafes, bars and restaurants, including Wilks, the Kensington Arms and Wilsons.
Little known fact – In the 11th century, Redland was known as Rudeland.
Population – Approx. 11,000.
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.