Clifton Suspension Bridge
Clifton Suspension Bridge
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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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  • ACfromHampshire
    4 contributions
    Fascinating tour and visitor centre
    I visited the Clifton Suspension Bridge with a group of friends two days ago. We went on a bridge tour with one of the volunteers, Philip then visited the Visitor Centre. The tour was fascinating, we learned about the history of the bridge and how it is constructed. A couple of our group were really interested in the technical aspects and Philip was able to answer all their questions. He had a folder of photos with him which he used to show us some of the things he was describing along the tour which was really helpful. The visitor centre had lots of information so we had a look around that after.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 12 December 2022
  • ChrisWalker108
    Bradley Stoke, United Kingdom28 contributions
    Exploring the vaults UNDER the bridge
    This is about the Vaults under the Leigh Woods tower which you can visit by pre-booking but they are not open during the winter months. Some background history is given before a fascinating walk down and into them. Not something you would ever imagine was there. There is a set of steel steps to go down but all had no difficulty on them. Children are not permitted which I think is a bit of a shame. Two enthusiastic guides who were willing to answer lots of questions and also take photos for you. I would have liked more technical facts & figures (comparisons to other places in size for example) but I suspect others were happy with what they heard. Don't forget to walk over the top afterwards so you can relate to the space you just visited underneath
    Visited October 2022
    Written 15 December 2022
  • dena f
    California301 contributions
    Just a bridge
    I mean, as far as bridges go...it's pretty cool. It spans a deep gorge with a flowing river and has nice pedestrian access. There's also a museum on one side that is free to pop into.
    Visited January 2022
    Written 26 December 2022
  • Grover R
    Pensacola, Florida18,030 contributions
    Magical in the Frosty Morning Mist
    Visiting the Avon Gorge and Clifton Suspension Bridge was an unexpected thrill on our trip. In planning I was going from Cheltenham to Bath but I had seen multiple post and reviews of the gorge and bridge. I am so glad we made the visit. In order to make our tours in Bath we arrived here early on a frosty December morning about 26 Fahrenheit as a morning mist hung over the bridge. I was truly magical. We started by driving across the bridge, interest cashless toll system but we made it (thank goodness my daughter had Apple pay on her phone). We then hiked to the crest near the observatory for great views of the bridge and gorge. Despite the cold, I encouraged the group to continue down to the bridge and we walked across which was a really fun experience. The bridge is over 300 feet above the Avon River which makes it one of the top suicide spots in the UK. In spite of this dark distinction, the walk was fun, beautiful and enjoyed by the entire family. We got great photos and really enjoyed this outdoor experience. I am so glad I found this attraction and we made the diversion to see. One of the best parts of our trip.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 31 December 2022
  • Clive & Cara
    Cambridge, United Kingdom32 contributions
    Great Views And All-round Great Experience for Bridge Lovers
    We should say that Cara loves bridges and has wanted to visit this particular bridge for sometime now - and we’ve done it !!!! The bridge is free to walk across and there is a very nice visitor centre with a small shop and toilet facilities (very clean!). The views over the gorge are outstanding, we visited in January but would love to return in the summer to give a different seasonal aspect. The architecture of the bridge is incredibly impressive and if you do take the time to learn the history of the bridge in the visitor centre it’s fascinating. A real gem of Bristol, the staff were also very friendly. There is a £1 fee crossing in your car, which given the cost of most tolls in the UK it’s very fair, peanuts in fact.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 January 2023
  • Giorgia
    Calne, United Kingdom61 contributions
    Well worth the guided tour!
    We had an absolutely lovely afternoon visiting the suspension bridge. We’d booked onto the free guided tour of the bridge but got the timings mixed up and missed it. We walked one half of the bridge and stopped in at the visitor centre to check out the history behind how the bridge was made (absolutely fascinating) I got chatting to the lady on the desk who told me the tour guide had just finished (I told her we got the timings mixed up) Johnathan, the tour guide, offered to take us on a walk/history lesson on the bridge AFTER the tour had ended. I was stunned at the generosity of this man’s time and energy. He told us the stories as if we were watching a movie, so enthusiastically told. I’ve never had such a FUN history tour! Johnathon deserves to be praised, he is an absolute credit to the team! We will definitely be booking another tour but next time to see the vaults 😃
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 January 2023
  • kedar patil
    Pune, India4 contributions
    Suspension Bridge,bristol
    Oh my goodness, have you seen the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol? It is seriously epic! I mean, Isambard Kingdom Brunel was a total genius to come up with this engineering marvel back in 1864. The towering pillars and sweeping cables of the bridge are just breathtaking! And if you go up to Observatory Hill nearby, you can get an amazing view of the whole thing. You can even walk across the bridge if you're feeling brave. Plus, there's a visitor center and museum to check out too. Seriously, if you're in Bristol, this is one attraction you do not want to miss. It's an absolute must-see!
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled solo
    Written 26 March 2023
  • Colhunt
    Cramlington, United Kingdom145 contributions
    Great Landmark
    One of the great landmarks this country has to offer. Wonderful views from the bridge itself, an amazing structure. There is also a decent coffee place at one end and a coffee van at the other so you can have a drink and a snack after visiting the bridge.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 April 2023
  • Aida G
    Glasgow, United Kingdom816 contributions
    A lot to nearby
    A must-see if you're ever in Bristol, you could spend hours admiring the scenery. There is a lot to do in the area. The observatory is nearby, and there is a tunnel leading to the balcony in the middle of the cliff. The Clifton neighbourhood has many authentic restaurants. A nice place to spend some time and have a meal at one of the restaurants.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 4 May 2023
  • The Baobab Republic
    Bangkok, Thailand382 contributions
    Well worth a trip.
    In fact, to visit landmarks and tourist attractions like this famous bridge, we need to know more stories associated with it. And it's good, it'll be interesting when we know more stories. Well worth a trip.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 May 2023
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LondonFamily88
London, UK989 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
The Clifton Suspension Bridge was highly recommended as a place to see when in Bristol, easy to get to and park. Nice views and walk.
Written 14 November 2023
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MJD P
Bristol12 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
Fantastic walking across the bridge. Kids absolutely loved it. I recently discovered a great great grandfather was a stone mason who worked on the Abbots Leigh side column.
Written 12 November 2023
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balhami
Argentina6 contributions
Oct 2023 • Business
Really good place for watching city. I ther for business and looking forward to someplace to see history and it's my best
Written 31 October 2023
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brenda g
belfast10 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Went to the visitor centre, very friendly and informative, then we went on the 3pm free tour with guide Pamela, she was great, enthusiastic and entertaining, would really recommend, many thanks 😊
Written 29 October 2023
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Alien W
716 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
This is a must-see of the city. You can view the bridge from a side and also the cliff with the observatory.
Written 26 October 2023
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Dana Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA1,290 contributions
Oct 2023 • Business
I almost don't want to post here as the location seems like such a gem and off the beaten path. If you make it here, you will be refreshed and your eyes with thank you. A bit of a climb so not for everybody.
Written 24 October 2023
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Stevie S
Bristol, UK1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Friends
5 friends booked the vaults tour as part of my birthday celebrations, tour guide Gordon was really good and kept us all entertained with both his depth of knowledge and bubbly personality, Etain as our safety guide who was on point with explaining the safety points and looking after those who needed extra help. In whole the tour was an amazing experience for a very small fee and we would all recommend it to anyone who is looking for that something different to try
Written 21 October 2023
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kavita
Wolverhampton, UK10 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Such a beautiful spot. Would definitely recommend if you like site seeing. Lovely views as you walk across the bridge too!
Written 12 October 2023
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jehinch
Bracknell, UK467 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
A walk across this historic Bridge is a must if visiting Bristol. The views are stunning and the bridge is very nearby to Clifton Village
Written 12 October 2023
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paul r
Wigston, UK291 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
This is free to see,we walked across the bridge several times and got lots of good pics.Great views and steeped in history.Had a great time here
Written 4 October 2023
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