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Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol

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Often used as a symbol of Bristol on postcards and promotional materials, Clifton Suspension Bridge was designed by the celebrated Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel and finished in 1864. The bridge spans the Avon Gorge, linking Clifton to Leigh Woods. Designed for light 19th-century horse-drawn traffic, this landmark bridge still meets the demands of modern travel, with over 12,000 vehicles crossing it daily. Stroll across the bridge to see and photograph the ancient Avon Gorge and the city beyond it. On the Leigh Woods side of the bridge, you can drop by the informative visitor center to see a brief video presentation about the history of the site, as well as purchase books and souvenirs. Plan to visit Clifton Suspension Bridge during your Bristol vacation using our convenient Bristol trip itinerary site.
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  • A terrific historical piece well worth viewing from all angles, from the park above and from the river level in the gorge, steps on the north lead to the busy road which requires care when crossing... 
    A terrific historical piece well worth viewing from all angles, from the park above and from the river level in the gorge, steps on the north lead to the busy road which requires care when crossing...  more »
  • Very nice view friendly staff and Covid aware as one way over the bridge I would definitely recommend a walk over 
    Very nice view friendly staff and Covid aware as one way over the bridge I would definitely recommend a walk over  more »
  • I would say if you're visiting Bristol this is one of the places you should visit. This part of Bristol is much nicer than the centre. Wonderful views of the bridge when you walk up to the... 
    I would say if you're visiting Bristol this is one of the places you should visit. This part of Bristol is much nicer than the centre. Wonderful views of the bridge when you walk up to the...  more »
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  • One of Bristol's most beautiful landmarks with a rich history. The bridge is still fully operational today. Go and have a look. There is a very informative little museum on one site of the bridge with a small lift that will help wheelchair users go up to the second floor. The full history and how the bridge was built is on display. Stunning to see.
  • Brilliant piece of Bristol's history, definitely a must see if you're visiting Bristol. It's very close to Clifton village which has loads of brilliant shops, cafes and bars. And it's quite close to Leigh woods and the Downs if you fancy a long walk. The toilets close to there are a little grimy though.... I'd recommend using facilities somewhere else!
  • Iconic Bristol landmark offering views along the valley and over part of the city. The visitor centre offers a glimpse of the history of the bridge and other potential designs. There's also a number of activities to keep children occupied for a while, we had fun building different styles of bridges and finding out what happened when you pull the keystone out of an arch! It's a fairly busy road and quite blustery but definitely worth a quick visit if you're in the area.
  • As a local we do not always appreciate what is on our doorstep, and I have crossed this great bridge many a time on walks in and around Bristol. Pedestrians and cyclists are free and there is a charge for cars (hence a toll bridge) You can walk over both sides, with a good view of the gorge on one side and the road system on the other side with the old bond warehouses The bridge is run by a trust and has to rely on tolls to help pay for the costs of this great Bristol icon!! The visitor centre is FREE and is on the Leigh Woods side They have recently replaced the toll booths which look good Free toilets on the Clifton side Great views of the bridge can also be seen when you come in on the train from the south and looks great in winter when it is lite
  • An awesome piece of engineering, well worth a close up visit. Best done by foot with lots of viewpoints along the way. A nice bit of green park up at the top with lots of dog walkers and trees. There is a Cafe with amazing views and loos.(!)

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