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Clifton Suspension Bridge

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Address: Suspension Bridge Road | Leigh Woods, Bristol BS8 4AP, England
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+44 117 974 4664
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Designed and built in 1836 by a young engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel,...

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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Amazing piece of engineering!

You can drive over this amazing small fee toll bridge .If on foot you can walk up a hilly area and see picturesque sights and grand view of this bridge by Isambard Brunel.You... read more

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can drive over this amazing small fee toll bridge .If on foot you can walk up a hilly area and see picturesque sights and grand view of this bridge by Isambard Brunel.You will definitely love it as during the warmer days you linger around to enjoy ice cream from a small shop.Some seating areas around.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great piece of architecture, and stunning views over the surrounds. The area is also lovely for a wander on a Sunday morning, lots of interesting things to discover :)

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Tamworth, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As you approach the bridge, the views are spectacular not only of the bridge but down into the gorge below. An amazing example of engineering and the whole area around on either side of the bridge is brilliant, especially the Clifton side with its little, independent shops, beautiful buildings and Christ Church.

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Thank TrevorABishop
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I Have been a few times and it is an amazing bridge but some of it was under construction. perfectly understandable but would look even better when back to normal. Great views and even better in the evening when everything is lit up!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The main motorway had a tailback on route to Somerset, as we approaching cribs causeway we managed to get off at the next exit, we decided to travel the backway to Somerset. we approached the Clifton suspension bridge and it was about 10pm the bridge was lit up and had a magical feel to it. while travelling across we were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Being a bit of a bridge enthusiast (not to be confused with the card game!) I was not let down by what I saw. Great view.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the symbol of the city of Bristol. For almost 150 years this Grade I. listed structure has attracted visitors from all over the world. Amazing......For me this bridge is a miracle. I close my eyes and I see the past. There is the Avon without the bridge, the people wearing old clothes, sheep and cows everywhere. Perhaps the... More 

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Thank Melinda K
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of those rare human structures which really enhances it's environment. Always a pleasure to travel over it or glimpse it in the distance.

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Thank June E
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was tempted to say that, if you visit Bristol you cannot miss the suspension bridge, but if you take a hotel in the centre, this isn't necessarily true. However, it would be a great loss not to see the bridge, but you must do so in two ways. Firstly, you must see the bridge in its full glory from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Never grow tired of walking to the middle of the Bridge and looking at the Gorge no matter what the time of year or whether the tide is in.... and it's all for free! Alternatively you could go to the Avon Gorge Hotel for a swift pint and sit in their terrace and admire the view of the Bridge which... More 

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