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Bradley Stoke is the baby of the areas covered by our office having only been planned and created in the 1970s and 1980s as a hub for the employees of large local businesses such as Rolls-Royce and the MOD.
Veteran areas include Stoke Gifford whose roots can be traced back to 1085, the ancient market town of Thornbury with its 16th century castle that now functions as a hotel and popular wedding venue, or the pretty hillside village of Winterbourne.
The newest additions of Cheswick Village, Aurora Springs, Scholars Chase, Charlton Hayes, and Highbrook Park over the past few years have expanded the North Bristol community to include modern contemporary house designs and developments as well as the addition of further infrastructure, schooling and soon to be a new Arena.
North Bristol is ideal for families, offering numerous primary schools, preparatory schools, a library, community/leisure centre and several academies for pupils aged 11 to 16. Located within the Willow Brook Centre itself are Dentists, Chiropractors, Opticians and even a drop in for a Local MP and Police Community Support Officers.
Located on the North side of Bristol just six miles from the city centre, Bradley Stoke and surrounding areas are perfectly placed for people wanting the space, convenience and motorway access offered by a modern suburb, while still being within easy reach of the city's facilities. The area is popular with commuters who travel all over the country because of its proximity to the M5, M4 and the M32. Bristol Parkway railway station is situated in Stoke Gifford, allowing easy rail access to London and South Wales, and there is also a very reliable bus service that takes residents into the centre of the city.
The Three Brooks Local Nature Reserve situated in the heart of Bradley Stoke is an area of about 150 acres including bluebell woods, rough grassland, brooks, ponds and the man-made Three Brooks Lake, making the perfect setting for a casual weekend walk.
Harry Potter author JK Rowling attended St Michaels Church of England Primary School in Winterbourne and allegedly based the character of Albus Dumbledore on her headmaster there.