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Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust, Bristol
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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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  • Without a doubt it is one of the great icons of Bristol and can not stop the car to one side to look to the horizon across the bridge over the River Avon to appreciate its incredible view. It is very high and I was impressed when I went down already. Is not only very nice bridge but your entire environment, walk also has its charm!
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  • Went for a walk the morning after a late night with our daughter and her boyfriend. Despite dizzy heads, the walk across one of my favourite places in the world was as spectacular as ever. Respect to ...  more »
  • Beautiful. To me, this bridge is Bristol. It's worth a visit in its own right, of course it has a fantastic view too 
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  • This is a very impressive bridge and probably with the SS Great Britain the main attraction of Bristol. From some angles the bridge looks both impressive and scary. It's quite high from the river and the fact that is a cliff on both sides makes it very impressive. As well there's a viewpoint in a cave in the rock near here that worths a visit.
  • Luv it, iconic Isambard Kingdom Brunel at his best. Not a huge bridge but suddenly there's a gorge, not a little gorge but a rather stunning drop down to the river and dangling 245ft above is the magnificent structure. You pay £1 each way to drive across it, but much better to park up on the opposite side and take a stroll. Enjoy the view and the perilous drop, walk down to the viewpoint to look back at the bridge and drink in the style of the engineering. A beautiful example of classic suspension.
  • Its a beautiful bridge with romance and fabulous views of the Avon Gorge. Free to walk on and free to kiss and cuddle and propose on. Go on.
  • The bridge has got to be the place to visit in Bristol. You can park nearby and then walk across the bridge to appreciate the full impact of it. Also it is worth visiting information centre as I have only just visited it and was amazed. All the history of the bridge presented very well. Certainly worth a visit. And apparently the cavern under the bridge is now open.
  • Beautiful views over the entite area. It's a very nice walk along the river if you're approaching from the city centre. Be sure to check out the streets of Clifton Village nearby!