Baltic Wharf Caravan Club Site (REF : BTW)
Cumberland Road, Bristol, Bristol, BS1 6XGView on map
Why stay here ...
Many members will be aware that Bristol City Council informed us several years ago of plans to redevelop the area where Baltic Wharf Club Site is located. Fortunately we have been able to continue running the site on a renewable short term lease while they plan the redevelopments. Both parties have the right to terminate the lease with six months' notice, which can be served at any time.
We have recently been informed by the Council that their development partners will be carrying out some intial visits to the site in the coming weeks (from w/c 10 June 2019). We will be keeping in close touch with all parties to minimise the impact on members visiting the site, and to understand the longer term implications for the future of the Club Site. In the meantime we are actively seeking alternative locations for a Club Site in the Bristol area.
Baltic Wharf Club Site is a waterside haven, located right in the heart of Bristol's beautifully re-developed dockland and linked by a convenient river ferry to the city centre with its lively shops and entertainments. For families staying at the caravan site, great attractions include the Zoo and Downs Park: a cosy and safe place for young children to play and also an ideal picnic spot.
Many excellent cycle paths can be easily accessed from Baltic Wharf Club Site, including the Bristol to Bath path if you are feeling particularly energetic and adventurous. A selection of boat trips are available from the caravan park, which makes for an excellent way to take in some of the most scenic views in this part of the county. Should you be more inclined to see the sites on dry land, there are several open top sightseeing bus tours conveniently available adjacent to the site, with discounted tickets available for visitors between March and October.
Leave the M5 at junction 18 onto the A4 (signposted Bristol, Airport). In about 5 miles (after passing under Clifton Suspension Bridge) keep in left lane and follow signposts to the Historic Harbour, SS Great Britain into Hotwells Road. Keep in right lane at traffic lights through Hotwells (singnposted Historic Harbour, SS Great Britain). Use left lane and pass over dock bridge and follow signposts to SS Great Britain. The Site is on the left in about 500 yards. Important Note: no vehicles (including caravan and motorhomes) are permitted to wait in Cumberland Road.
- BS1 6XG
- Lat 51.446966 / Lon -2.614896
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- Bus stop within 1 mile
- Buses go to: Temple Meads and Bristol
- Car hire on site
- Daily public Transport within 1 mile
- Nearest park and ride: Bristol
- Nearest train station: Temple Meads
- Shop within 1 mile
- Train station within 5 miles
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We have visited Baltic Wharf since 1988 and this site still ticks all the boxes for us, our children still come and visit either by staying with us in our motorhome or by visiting by train and boat or train and bus. We either visit the many coffee shops or eating places in and around the city on our electric bikes or by the ferry that stops almost outside the back gate and also a great place for shopping. On one occasion we stayed because it was convenient for the hospital for an annual appointment but sadly on that occasion we lost our eldest dog due to ill health. The site is always welcoming with a floral display on arrival and well maintained shrubs, the hard standing pitches are always clean and tidy with an option to connect to the onsite tv reception from the electric bollards. The wardens Nick and Karen are very friendly and always have time for a five or ten minute chat filling us in with any local activities, the cleanliness of the site including the facilities is a reflection of their hard work and dedication to the club.
Site contact details
- 01179 268030