Find Your Place
Sitting on the northern edge of Bristol, around four miles from the city centre, Filton spans the area between Bristol and South Gloucestershire. Nexa recommends this area for professionals, owing to the number of large businesses based here, but also to families – Filton provides a great range of recreational opportunities and modern housing options.
From the wide open spaces to the shops, restaurants and bars, and sporting facilities, Filton has something for everyone, including great connections to the city of Bristol. It’s a quieter alternative to the city of Bristol, while still providing easy access to the facilities and attractions that Bristol has to offer, for the best of both worlds.
There is a host of green spaces in and around Filton, from Elm Park to Horfield Common and the BAWA Health and Leisure Centre, so it’s great for residents who enjoy exploring the great outdoors or for families who want a choice of locations for picnics or family days out. Filton is also within easy reach of Bristol’s natural wonders too, including the Mendip Hills and Avon Gorge. Filton is around four miles from the coast too, with harbourside within easy reach, boasting beautiful coastal views and a mix of restaurants and bars.
Shopping and Entertainment
Filton has a number of shopping options, including two main shopping districts in the Shield Centre and Abbey Wood Retail Park. There are also various independent stores dotted throughout the town centre. For entertainment, Filton has a great selection of restaurants, cafés and pubs to enjoy, from local eateries to well-known brands.
The Bristol Academy of Sport is based at the South Gloucestershire and Stroud College, while Bristol City W.F.C are based at the Stoke Gifford Stadium site. For cycling fans, the Filton Cycling Speedway Club is regarded as one of the best in the country and is based at Elm Park. There is an 18-hole course at Filton Golf Course as well as a table tennis club based in the area.
Festivals and Events
Filton hosts a festival each year that includes a mix of live music, food and entertainment. Slightly further afield in Bristol, there is also a great selection of food, music and arts festivals put on throughout the year, such as ArcTanGent, the World Multicultural Food Festival and the Big Nineties Festival.
The town centres around Filton Church, which is a Grade II listed building that dates back to the 12th century. Just a stone’s throw away, history enthusiasts can also explore Blaise Castle House Museum, St James Priory, the Christmas Steps and Bristol Cathedral. Blaise Hamlet is worth visiting to explore the charming cottages and the castle, just a few miles from Filton itself.
The main schools in Filton are Charborough Road Primary School, Filton High School, Shield Road Primary School, and Abbeywood and Orchard Secondary School. There is also South Gloucestershire and Stroud College in this area too. For families with older children or students moving to the area, the University of Bristol is just three miles from Filton.
The main districts in Filton include Filton Park, Northville and East Filton. The latter has expanded considerably in recent years contains the offices for the Ministry of Defence’s Defence Procurement Agency and a shopping centre, so it has a more vibrant atmosphere. In the last decade, much of the housing in Filton has been replaced with modern houses, including flats and townhouses, so it’s ideally suited to people seeking modern developments close to the city of Bristol.
Get in touch
Would you like to learn more about the range of properties we have in Filton? Get in contact with the team at Nexa Bristol by calling us on 0117 3634411 or emailing the team directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.