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The Downs
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This tower on the Downs conceals a ventilation shaft for the railway tunnel below
Type public open space
Location Bristol, England
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Area 441 acres (1.78 km2)
Status open all year


The Downs are an area of public open limestone downland in Bristol, England. They consist of Durdham Down to the northeast, and the generally more picturesque and visited Clifton Down to the southwest.

Durdham Down

Durdham Down is the part of the Downs northeast of Stoke Road, extending to Westbury Park and Henleaze. It is owned by Bristol City Council for the benefit of the people of Bristol.

Clifton Down

Clifton Down is the part of the Downs southwest of Stoke Road, between Sneyd Park and Clifton and extending to the edge of the Avon Gorge. It is owned by the Society of Merchant Venturers.

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