Clifton Suspension Bridge
Clifton Suspension Bridge
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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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andrea w
Hythe, UK10 contributions
Jan 2023 • Friends
Really modern, interesting and informative visitor centre. The bridge itself was beautiful and fun to walk across at 300 foot above the river with good views.
Written 24 January 2023
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Giorgia
Bath, UK56 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
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 😃
Written 14 January 2023
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Darren T
2 contributions
Jan 2023 • Solo
Really cool spot, even when raining. Will be nicer in the summer but still worth a visit.

Could be cool to have a picnic there. Wish that it was just for people - not cars. Still good tho!
Written 11 January 2023
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Jo L
Oxfordshire, England36 contributions
Jan 2023 • Friends
Two lovely Gentlemen Volunteers in the Visitor Centre. Charming welcome and lovely stories. Thank you.
Written 10 January 2023
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Clive & Cara
Cambridge, UK32 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
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.
Written 9 January 2023
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KBNZ666
Perth, Australia225 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Great that you can walk across this amazing bridge. The view is awesome. Unfortunate that some people jump off it and go splat in the mud, but it is an engineering marvel.
Don't worry, it doesn't wobble too much.
Written 5 January 2023
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John R
1 contribution
Dec 2022
An incredible feat of engineering. Spectacular views of the gorge.

Our volunteer guide Phil made the facts and people come alive in a stimulating tour.

If you want to do something that shouts Bristol - this is it!
Written 1 January 2023
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL17,677 contributions
Dec 2022
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.
Written 1 January 2023
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dena f
Oxfordshire, UK291 contributions
Jan 2022
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.
Written 26 December 2022
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ChrisWalker108
Bradley Stoke, UK25 contributions
Oct 2022
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
Written 15 December 2022
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