Brandon Hill

Brandon Hill

Hilly park and popular picnic spot with nature reserve and views from Cabot Tower.

A number of facilities and other services in parks have been closed until further notice.

Find the latest changes to park services due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Admission and opening times

There is no charge for admission.

Brandon Hill is open at all times.

Cabot Tower opening times

Monday to Sunday: 8.15am to 5.15pm.

Closed: 25 and 26 December and 1 January


Brandon Hill Park, Park St, Bristol, Avon BS1 5RR


There is no dedicated car park. Find out where to park in Bristol.

Disabled access

You can find an access guide on the DisabledGo website.

Facilities and features

  • dog-free play area for under 12s
  • Cabot Tower
  • Brandon Hill Nature Park
  • toilets close to Cabot Tower
  • two outdoor exercise stations

Toilets close to Cabot Tower opening times

Monday to Sunday: 7.30am to 6pm.

Closed: 25 and 26 December and 1 January.

Barbeques (BBQs)

You can only have a barbeque in certain parts of Brandon Hill (map) (pdf, 332KB) (opens new window) . You must not have the BBQ in a children's play area and the BBQ must be:

  • shop bought, not home-made
  • placed on the ground, not on park furniture
  • on legs, so the grass isn't burnt
  • watched when lit
  • cold before it's put in a rubbish bin

You must put all litter in a rubbish bin or take it home with you.

Open fires aren't allowed.

Community support

The Friends of Brandon Hill is a community group that supports the park. For more information on joining the group visit The Friends of Brandon Hill Facebook page.


Awards and heritage

Parts of the park are scheduled ancient monuments.