Clifton Suspension Bridge

Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol: Hours, Address, Clifton Suspension Bridge Reviews: 4.5/5

Clifton Suspension Bridge
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
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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kate P
1 contribution
Jun. 2022
Going down into the vaults was fascinating and awe inspiring. I have lived in Bristol for 37 years and never knew that the vaults existed. If anyone doubts the strength of an arch, this is the place to be convinced, as arches hold up the pillars which support the bridge.
Written 16 June 2022
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Sofawarrior
Leighton Buzzard, UK143 contributions
Jun. 2022 • Couples
Has to be visited if you are in the area, stunning views both on and under the bridge , walkable if disabled if you are driving there is a contact less toll charge £1
Written 14 June 2022
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Caroline S
Ramsbottom, UK460 contributions
May 2022
The bridge looks best viewed from a distance to really appreciate it. We crossed by car paying the £1 toll. A notice says card payment only but there was a tray for cash. It rejected the coins and only later did we realise it had kept the higher value coins which was a bit of a con. Toll duly paid by card we crossed the bridge. As other reviewers have stated it's really hard to find anywhere to park in that area and we had similar problems and were unable to park up and go back. However it is an impressive bridge to view.
Written 11 June 2022
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simon b
2 contributions
May 2022
Iconic, the first and last thing to see when visiting Bristol either from the Basin or the Observatory. Engineering Masterpiece
Written 6 June 2022
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Valerie P
Sidmouth67 contributions
May 2022
So difficult to find a parking space in Clifton. The visitor centre is on the opposite side of the bridge coming out of Bristol. Drove across and found off road parking. Looked around the visitor centre (its free). Walked on to the downs where you get a good view of the bridge. There is also a little cafe there.
Written 3 June 2022
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SimonPeterOwen
Lille, France8 contributions
May 2022
A group of University of Bristol Civil Enginnering graduates were visiting Bristol for a reunion 40 years after graduation. The Visitor Centre, run by Laura, set up a private tour with a volunteer guide, Mark Bonson, on Saturday morning and he delighted us for an hour with some history, some stories and deep knowledge. It was perfect; thank you.
Written 30 May 2022
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Ian M
Backworth, UK380 contributions
May 2022
This is a must do when visiting Bristol. If travelling by public transport get the number 8 (has audio stop information) and alight in Clifton Village, about a 10 minute walk to the bridge. Brilliant views when walking across the bridge, one way system. An extremely interesting visitor centre where there are exhibits showing the hidden elements to the bridge. By taking a path on the Clifton side you can get spectacular views and visit the cafe.
Written 29 May 2022
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Jefre J
Bath, UK94 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Friends
Since it was a sunny day, I tagged along with some friends who wanted to see the suspension bridge. I had seen it from a distance before and didn’t understand why everyone felt excitement over seeing it up close.
As soon as we got to the bridge, I understood.
The bridge is beautifully constructed but the views from the bridge are what kept drawing my eyes.
From one spot on the bridge one can see Wales! :)
I recommend a visit to this bridge!
Written 29 May 2022
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surfingsteph
UK8 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Everyone familiar with the suspension bridge should visit the vaults! I actually went wow when I first walked in to the first vault. The chap leading the tour was lovely and chatty and a perfect story teller. Amazing to learn about how the vaults were discovered.
Written 22 May 2022
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mersea_girl
Tarifa, Spain15 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
A real eye opener. I had never considered what is under the pillars of the suspension bridge. It’s like a cathedral to engineering. Well organised tour with engaging and knowledgeable guides.
Written 22 May 2022
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  • Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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