Bordering The Downs on one side and Coombe Dingle and the River Trym on the other side people have been calling Stoke Bishop home for thousands of years. It even has its own megalithic monument and many of the roads in the area have ‘Druid’ in their name. The Romans also thought it was an attractive spot, the remains of a villa can still be seen funnily enough at the end of Roman Way. For a quiet and affluent residential area it is surprising to find out that there is a sizable student population in the area housed in the university halls just off The Downs. Apparently built on Quaker land and no doubt to the student’s disappointment there are no pubs in the area! The spacious predominantly 1930’s houses in the area attract families and those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life the other side of The Downs.