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Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust, Bristol

Categories: Bridges, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 4,200+ reviews on the web
Often used as a symbol of Bristol on postcards and promotional materials, Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust 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 Trust a part of your Bristol vacation plans using our Bristol vacation planner.
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  • Easy to catch the bus up to Clifton and walk to the Bridge to check out the seriously high view of the gorge. You can also walk up to the observatory at the top of the hill to see further up the valle...  read more »
  • Very much enjoyable stroll on and around the bridge. We were lucky enough to have a nice and sunny weather. We enjoyed the views on either side of the bridge. 
  • Clifton bridge is a beautiful and amazing place to visit, it crosses right at the top of a deep gorge, with a river running below the bridge offers fantastic views across Bristol and for a small fee y...  read more »
  • A magnificent and quite unbelievable landmark and engineering marvel spanning the Avon Gorge. You need to take a walk across to fully appreciate the wonder of this bridge and see the views of Bristol and the gorge. The Visitor Centre is very informative, showing the construction and telling stories about the build and about Brunel. There are some hands on activities for children.
  • The views of Avon gorge and the city are always spectacular! I highly recommend taking very early morning run the morning fog over the city is a stunning Site. X
  • Well known landmark of the Wales & Bristol that the visitor should not miss. To cross the bridge, toll need to be paid. Recommend to find a parking place at North Rd. and walk to the bridge. We went there on a gloomy & rainy day, it should be much spectacular on the bright day.
  • Iconic Bristol landmark. Great views along the (muddy) river. Attractive parkland nearby and the leafy, quaint Clifton Village with its independent shops and cafĂ© culture just minutes away.
  • One of the most beautiful structures in the UK. It continues to serve as a timeless piece of engineering up in the hills of Bristol. Also, the views are amazing, day and night :)
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