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Area guide

Filton

Local office
8 Gloucester Road North, Filton, Bristol, BS7 0SF

Filton is a popular area on the northern edge of Bristol, about four miles from the city centre via Gloucester Road (A38). It spans the area between the counties of Bristol and South Gloucestershire.

Key data - Filton

Source: Dataloft, Dept. of Education, Dept of Transport, Census 2021

Gloucester Road is the main route to the city centre and connects with the M4/M5 interchange at Almondsbury, two miles north. There's plenty of public transport and some cycle lanes.

Off Gloucester Road North

New homes and communitiesA choice of period and modern homes.

Local homes

A popular neighbourhood for families who can enjoy all that the North Gloucester Road area has to offer, and want easy access to the city. Also enjoyed by some UWE students. 

Housing is mainly 1930s. In recent years local authority housing was replaced with modern homes, including townhouses and flats. Some of these are retirement homes.

Choice of independents Filton Avenue and Gloucester Road run parallel.

Local places

It's home to aerospace companies BAE Systems, Airbus and Rolls Royce. Southmead Hospital, Royal Mail and UWE are also nearby. Filton has two main high streets – Gloucester Road North and Filton Avenue.

Green space: Elm Park, Horfield Common, BAWA Health and Leisure

Shopping: Cala’s Flowers, Perfected Hair and Beauty, Shield Retail Centre, Abbey Wood Retail Park

Eating and drinking: The Inn on the Green, Zanky's Deli, Bawarchi, Panahar

Schools: Charborough Road Primary School, Shield Road Primary School, Filton Hill School, Abbeywood and Orchard Secondary School, South Gloucestershire and Stroud College

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