Kingswood is a suburb in South Gloucestershire, on the border of Bristol. It lies just over three miles outside of Bristol city centre.
Kingswood is on the main A420 coming out of Bristol and towards Bath, so both of these cities are easily accessible to residents here. The ring road links the area to the M4 and M5 making it the perfect place for those wanting to commute by car to other nearby towns and cities too. Lawrence Hill is the nearest train station which is about 2.5 miles away. However, bus services provide easy access to Bristol Temple Meads train station which runs services across the country.
There are some great local schools in the Kingswood area. The new King’s Oak Academy provides both primary and secondary education, which is a first for the area. Other primary school options include Two Mile Hill Primary School, Courtney Primary School and Beacon Rise Primary School, and another secondary school option is John Cabot Academy.
King’s Chase Shopping Centre is home to some great well-known brands with everything you might need. There’s a WHSmith, Boots, Wilko, Sainsbury’s, New Look and more. It’s open seven days a week and has 365 free car parking spaces. There are some independent stores close to the shopping centre too, such as Kingswood Pet Supplies, Kingswood Florist and Kingswood Food and Wine.
When eating out in Kingswood, there’s a good selection of cuisines to choose from. There’s Olympus Greek Restaurant Kingswood, Indian restaurant Eastern Spice, or La Passione, which serves traditional Italian dishes. There are several takeaways in the area too, like the Chinese takeaway, Tasty Dish, or if you’re after an Indian, there’s Curry Kings.
The Black Horse is a popular local pub with a great atmosphere, and locals enjoy making the most of the hearty plates of food that are served up here. The Lyons Den Micropub is a cosy space serving independent beers, and The Star on Hanham Road is another pub that’s popular with locals for beer and sport.
Kingswood has good healthcare provision provided by Kingswood Health Centre and the nearby Cossham Hospital. There are several pharmacies and dental practices in the area too. There’s also Kingswood Library and Kingswood Post Office, so everything needed is right on the doorstep.
When wanting to enjoy some fresh air, make the most of Kingswood Park, which is a park right in the heart of the area. It has a children’s play area, a bandstand, bowling green, tennis courts and much more. Active residents also enjoy making the most of Kingswood Leisure Centre, with its pool, gym, fitness classes and many more activities that take place here.
With such good links into Bristol city centre, locals in Kingswood have access to all the city has to offer, so there’s always something exciting to discover nearby.