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Clifton Suspension Bridge

Suspension Bridge Road | Leigh Woods, Bristol BS8 4AP, England
+44 117 974 4664
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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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Suspension Bridge Road | Leigh Woods, Bristol BS8 4AP, England
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"avon gorge"
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"leigh woods"
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"feat of engineering"
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"both sides"
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"visiting bristol"
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"sunny day"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Very pretty bridge not busy have to pay a toll but worth seeing nice views of surroundings not very long

Thank Katrina C
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Brunel’s suspension bridge has lovely views of the river and is close to the popular area of Clifton. A bristol icon, and a must see for visitors. You won’t need a lot of time to visit. It’s a five/ten minute walk each way across the...More

Thank Emma N
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Whenever I stay in Bristol, I always walk over the bridge, usually on the day I arrive. There are good long views to the south, with Hartcliffe estate visible on the distant hill, and the tobacco warehouses prominent upriver. The Portishead railway (hopefully to be...More

Thank David D
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Standing in the middle of the bridge looking down wondering how the workmen achieved such a project on this scale. Need a good head for heights!! Excellent work Mr Brunel !!!

Thank 00756
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The bridge offers great views and is easily accessible from Clifton although we managed to find a parking spot in the lay-by just past the bridge visitor centre but I would say park in Clifton itself if you can

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We drove over the bridge twice and underneath it both ways. How ever you view it, it's an awesome feat of engineering. Isambard Kingdom Brunel was an engineering genius by anyone's standards. The amazing thing is that it nearly didn't get completed due to a...More

Thank Richard S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The bridge is one of the engineering marvels of its day and it is wonderful to be able to experience it in much the same way that a Victorian visitor to Bristol might have (albeit without the cars!). At a time when so many monuments...More

Thank C D E
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The drive under this bridge is quite breath-taking as it is set so high up the valley. It is also well worth driving and walking across, as well as enjoying in the background of a slow lunch at the many restaurants on the city side...More

Thank Ben F
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Living in Bristol this is a sight I never get tired of. Whether driving across (£1) or walking (free) you get some beautiful views. Alternatively, my preference is being somewhere else and getting to look at the bridge and gorge and admiring them together.

Thank Patrick B
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Reviewed 4 days ago

You can come here by bus or walk all the way up. either way you will enjoy the view and it's the best attraction of the city.

Thank errol20
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Darren R
12 June 2018|
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Response from sandra n | Reviewed this property |
Bridge is free to cross on foot and £1 by car. Parking varies as there are some spots where you can park free but others are pay and display. You would have to view from the Portway to see it from underneath looking up.
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Darren R
12 June 2018|
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Response from sukhchain | Reviewed this property |
The bridge is free to walkers. And yes there is a path that you can walk to the road below. The parking is not plentiful. But it's reasonably priced. You can pay for it over the phone or buy it at the machine. It was... More
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judy m
29 April 2018|
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Response from Ben B | Reviewed this property |
the bridge is free to cross.....For WALKERS only. You would have to go on the official website for the price of the vaults.
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