Road Trip to Garden Art World Around Bristol – Day 7: The impressive museum of the Royal Navy Aviation and palace and park architecture

Today you will learn the history of the estate where English famous families lived. You will visit the aviation museum and the beautiful abbey that used to be a monastery earlier.
Road Trip to Garden Art World Around Bristol

Trip duration: 8 days

Anastasia Omelchuk

Clevedon Court

Monuments / Landmarks

Manor Clevedon Court is one of the most striking architectural landmarks. Its construction was completed in the middle of the 14th century. For a long time famous English families lived here. At present, the descendants of Elton Abraham have settled in the house. In the left wing of the house there is a unique hollow tower with relief images. A terraced garden is a must, because it has many mature plants and shrubs to view during the season. A collection of dishes and a museum give a good background of history.

Fleet Air Arm Museum

History Museums

The Museum of the Royal Navy Aviation is almost a whole complex of museums related by one theme. The purpose of this museum is to show future generations the history of the navy. The museum was opened in 1964. It is located next to one of the largest air bases, which is existed here since 1938. The advantage of this location is the proximity to the Irish Sea (Bristol Bay). The museum has helicopter flight simulators. You can also visit the Concorde and see everything from the inside.

The Queens Arms


You can eat and served in either the stylish restaurant, or just cosily by the pub fire. Good quality of the food and very quiet place with friendly staff. Although this is not only a restaurant, but also a hotel, so here you will feel like at home.

Montacute House

Historic Sites

The beautiful Elizabethan style castle is considered to be just a manor house, which not only does not reflect the true merits of this building, but is also a glaring injustice. Not by chance that the prize-winning film “Feeling and Sensuality” was shot here. Montacute House has a modest elegance, both in the decoration of the facade, and the overall architectural solution. It opens till 5 pm.

Forde Abbey


Private former Cistercian monastery of 1336. The house has remained unchanged since the 18th century, although gardens were created during this period. Forde Abbey Gardens one of the main attractions there. The Roper family maintained and improved the gardens during the time they owned the house. You can walk around the house, all the information is on the stands, so you immerse yourself in history. Check out their website to find more properly information about open hours and you can buy tickets online with little discount.


English Restaurants

This restaurant serves British cuisine. The chefs cook good grouper, oysters and lamb here. Visitors claim that the staff at this restaurant is qualified. Customers love the amazing service. Many guests indicate that prices are moderate. So have a nice dinner.