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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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Suspension Bridge Road | Leigh Woods, Bristol BS8 4AP, England
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I took the bus from Bristol city centre (x3 at £2.50 single) and walked back. This took me to the far side of the bridge were the visitor centre and coffee bar was. The centre was really informative and run by enthusiasts who were only...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank M W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Bridge was under construction at the time of my visit. Would recommend a thick jacket if the weather is really windy of cold.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Roy W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well worth a visit. Be sure to visit the Camera Obsecura and visitors centre. Clifton centre is lovely with great places to eat.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Rachel C
Reviewed yesterday

Plenty of park benches with good views of the Bridge, spoilt only by some rather tatty "knitting" hanging on the railings, in fmemory og a poor mentally ill person. All my sympathy, but why pollute a lotel natural environment with your "craft work"?Sensibly placed rubbish...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank GillyPNorthEastCoast
Reviewed yesterday

The Clifton Suspension Bridge is an amazing feat of engineering. Looking down at the river at the base of the steep gorge it is hard to envisage how it could be built without modern technology. The gorge is home to wild flowers in crevices. There...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Barbie1943
Reviewed 4 days ago

Absolutely stunning views on a lovely day or in the evening with the lights of Bristol in the distance

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Richyrich88
Reviewed 4 days ago

Request by friend visiting Bristol to see the bridge and the new visitor centre. Displays very good, staff helpful. Parking in the area very difficult.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank David R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Satnav guided us into Bristol across the bridge (we were staying in Clifton) which was a great start to our stay. Worth driving/walking across.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank NickJ912
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you visit Bristol, you must must must head to the suspension bridge for a visit. Also visit the nearby "Downs" for walks and views and perhaps a tour of the Observatory. Afterwards head into Clifton Village for a drink and a snack at one...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KellawayAve
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a very windy week end in March and managed to drive and walk over the bridge but it was shut shortly after due to the high winds so we were very lucky, amazing piece of engineering

Date of experience: March 2019
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2 September 2018|
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Response from EvilSpud | Reviewed this property |
Besides the weight limit implications, you need to consider the width of your vehicle quite seriously. Cars and the odd van get through reasonably easy. But the extra width might make this more of a steering and control... More
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15 July 2018|
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Response from AhBobo | Reviewed this property |
Hi, It's a 5 minute walk. There's no doubt though that you'll want to stop to take pictures etc :-)
11 June 2018|
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Response from sandra n | Reviewed this property |
Bridge is free to cross on foot and £1 by car. Parking varies as there are some spots where you can park free but others are pay and display. You would have to view from the Portway to see it from underneath looking up.