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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. Make Clifton Suspension Bridge a part of your Bristol vacation plans using our Bristol vacation planner.
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Providing a convenient base from which to explore the West Country, Bristol offers relatively inexpensive lodging options, including boutique hotels, small B&Bs, and trendy self-catering apartments. Consider staying in the old town center, conveniently located close to Bristol's main road and rail networks. Options here range from modern hotels to vintage guesthouses, often featuring sunny courtyards.
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  • It has been a long time since visitin the bridge, The viewpoints are good, but the greenery could do with trimming back to improve the view. Good view from the White Lion terrace, if space.  more »
  • We were visiting friends in Bristol and they took us to see the Clifton Suspension Bridge. It's well worth a visit!  more »
  • We walked there from the harbourside, along the river and up to a place where steps and a pathway led up to the bridge. The climb is certainly not for the faint hearted  more »
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  • I was lucky enough to live in this amazing city - by far my favourite in the UK - for a year near the Bridge. By car it is a little inconvenient with the toll, but by foot or bicycle it is a great stop to look around the Avon and the Gorge, and to take your time to do so. Highly recommend visiting if you are in the city, plus fabulous views from up at the Observatory or White Lion Pub. Best time is early in the morning in the sun, or in the evening before dark. Great to get to Ashton Court and beyond.
  • Loved this place, even we did have a bit of an adventure getting to it! If you love photography, don't miss it. Nice to see on a clear day and there is also a visitor center that is nice to see. Bathrooms also on one side of the bridge. Breathtaking view and there is a pub down the road called the white lion that you can enjoy the view from.
  • Beautiful bridge in a beautiful location. Fantastic views facing both ways from the bridge. The visitor centre situated just off the end of the bridge is relatively new and filled with information. Has a fantastic little shop and the volunteers there are enthusiastic and knowledgeable, great with kids. There are some hands on activities for kids. There is also a sublime walk which will take you beneath the bridge and through the stunning Leigh woods.
  • One of the main city attractions. You can cross the bridge on foot for free and there is a visitors centre on the other side with history of the bridge and alternative designs. There is a great view on the bridge near Clifton Observatory. Night visit recommended as well.
  • Beautiful piece of architecture and a great viewing point just above. A must see if you're visiting the city and a nice spot to pass by on a summer's walk.