Red Lodge, Bristol Open Saturday to Wednesday 10.00 to 17.00. All groups must be booked. A historic Elizabethan house, which has been 'modernised' and restored several times thoughout its 400 year history. Originally a lodge to the Great House where Queen Elizabeth I once stayed, the Red Lodge is often described as Bristol's 'hidden treasure' and houses the Great Oak Room, one of the finest rooms in the West Country. As you step up the winding staircase and enter through the porch of the Great Oak Room, you will marvel at the magnificent oak panelling, the plasterwork ceiling and the magnificent carved stone chimneypiece. Downstairs, the Reception Room, Print Room and staircase are all examples of Georgian architecture. The Red Lodge has had several uses, and was once used as a reform school for girls set up by Mary Carpenter.turkeyarena.com A room in the Lodge is dedicated to her memory.The walled garden is one of The Red Lodge's best features and is an excellent example of a re-created Elizabethan-style knot garden with herbaceous borders.