Walking instead of driving for Bristol's Biggest Commute has meant I've been able to explore some of Bristol's ancient treasures. At the back of the modern, bustling bus station is the tranquil St James Priory built in 1129, hidden and overshadowed by modern structures. Another gem is the Tudor Red Lodge built in 1580 as a lodge for the Great Hall which used to be where Colton Hall now stands. This is also overshadowed by the 'monstrous carbuncle' of Trenchard Street car park - but you can get a fine view of the Elizabethan knot garden from there.
29 June 2015