Castle Park

Once upon a time, there was a castle, one of the largest castles in the country. Yet all that now survives above ground of Bristol Castle is an arched stone entrance, a remnant of one of the defensive walls, archaeological remains of a tower and steps to an underground route from the castle that would have provided the opportunity for besieged occupiers to carry out a surprise counter-attack or communicate with the outside world.

Local Learning were commissioned by Bristol City Council to create new information panels and accompanying leaflets for Castle Park. We have worked with children from St Barnabas Primary School to explore the history of the castle with Professor Peter Fleming from UWE.

Click the images above to view the historical information leaflets, the film of the children’s Bristol Castle in Minecraft¬†and a story map tour of Castle Park yesterday and today.