The Paragon has one of the most dramatic gardens in Bristol. The terraced gardens are perched on the hillside above the Avon Gorge, with spectacular views across the river to Rownham Hill and out towards Dundry.
The terrace was built between 1809 and 1814, and is unusual in that the concave front faces uphill and the convex back faces the view. The terrace follows the natural curve of the cliff.
The porches of each house are unusual, with curved walls and doors and windows on the ‘approach’ side (but not the other) so that residents could see who was coming.