Castle Park

Castle Park

Large green space in the city centre.

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).

Small area near the bandstand cordoned off

This is to allow the grass to be reseeded and maintained.

We expect it to be reopened in the second week of July.

We're sorry for any inconvenience.

Admission and opening times

There is no charge for admission. Castle Park is open at all times.

Vaulted Chambers’ Spring Party

Vaulted Chambers Cafe, 11am to 3pm Saturday 21 May 2022.

At this free event enjoy live music from the Bristol Ukulele Band and the Steelasophical Steel Band on the Vaulted Chambers Cafe patio, with giant garden games to play on the front lawn. The cafe, within the last overground remains of medieval Bristol Castle, will be open and serving a fresh deli menu inspired by spring.


Castle Park, Broad Weir, Bristol, BS1 3XB.


There is no dedicated car park. You can park in the Galleries car park, which is opposite Castle Park. Find out where to park in Bristol.

Disabled access

There are steps in some areas of Castle Park.

Facilities and features

  • remains of Bristol Castle’s keep, walls and vaults (Grade II listed)
  • bandstand used for events and music sessions
  • St Peter’s Church (Grade II* listed)
  • physic garden for growing medicinal plants, maintained by St Mungo’s Broadway
  • seven Silver Birch trees in memory of the seven beaches of the D-Day landings
  • Vaulted Chambers Café

The Vaulted Chambers Cafe

Find out about the Vaulted Chambers Cafe.

Castle Park Tree Trail

See our new tree trail leaflet (pdf, 8.1MB) (opens new window) to help you explore and learn about Castle Park.


Parts of the park are scheduled ancient monuments.

There are a series of interpretation panels in Castle Park that trace the history of this area of the city and which explain the archaeological remains above and below ground.

Please see the Local Learning website for further information about the history and development of Castle Park.