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Clifton Suspension Bridge

Suspension Bridge Road | Leigh Woods, Bristol BS8 4AP, England
+44 117 974 4664
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Designed and built in 1836 by a young engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, this 702-foot-long, 250-foot-high suspension bridge gracefully spans the Avon Gorge between Clifton and Leigh Woods.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suspension Bridge Road | Leigh Woods, Bristol BS8 4AP, England
+44 117 974 4664
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Grew up in Clifton, went to Cotham Grammar School and spent so many hours around this wonderful piece of engineering

Thank Heidi H
Reviewed 2 days ago

great place to get photo graphs and even some great wild birds. we lucky the weather was good on the day we chose to visit.

Thank clairwright56
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very enjoyable and informative tour despite the rain .the tour guides are a fount of knowledge a Bristol must

Thank sknock
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Bristol doesn't have many touristic monuments but you can't be here without having seen the clifton bridge. 40min walk from the center and discover the clifton place. Amazing view from the bridge and a nice free museum on the other side of the bridge (about...More

Thank Arthur F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of the gems of Bristol. Spanstge Avon Gorge.Make sure you go and visit. Fantastic engineering feat by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Fantastic views both ways along the River Avon and over Bristol Docks.you could spend several hours here. Close to Camera Obscura, Bristol Zoo and...More

Thank Rhys J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful. Just beautiful. Bristol is so lucky to have this gorgeous bridge as it's icon. I'm not big on heights but this so worth it. Highly recommend.

Thank Guy P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A visit to see the suspension bridge. Had a glorious walk through Clifton village which is also worth seeing. We attended the bridge Visitor Centre which gave the history of the bridge. Well worth the visit and views.

Thank middlecr
Reviewed 3 days ago

Just a quick trip across but fabulous views! I couldn't have faced walking as I don't like heights....

Thank Carol M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Amazing views and elegant engineering. This is the must place to see if you visit Bristol. The visitors centre is very informative about the bridge history. Walking across the bridge and views around are breathtaking. The observatory is another interesting thing, we went down through...More

1  Thank SriLatha A
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very interesting historically and the views are fantastic. The visitor's center on the one end of the bridge is very good and staffed with very knowledgeable people.

Thank Louise P
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22 January 2017|
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Response from ch0llis | Reviewed this property |
I would rate Bristol above Cheltenham and on a par with Bath for history and attractions but if your schedule is tight then so be it.. As one other person said Bristol is quite a large City and the attractions are spread... More
26 July 2016|
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Response from David H | Reviewed this property |
Parking in Bristol / Clifton is a bit of a nightmare. You could try using the Avonmouth Park & Ride just off Jct 18 of the M5. The frequent "bendy buses" then take you along the Portway through the Avon Gorge and under the... More
3 February 2016|
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Response from Jeff W | Reviewed this property |
Hi yes there are plenty of place's to park both sides of the bridge. The SS Great Britain is approximately five to ten minutes drive depending on traffic with plenty of parking and tow good cafés especially the buttery appx... More