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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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"feat of engineering"
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Reviewed yesterday

A walk through Clifton village and ending up at the beautiful bridge never gets boring. Great on a sunny evening at sunset or when the balloons are up - gorgeous.

Thank LouiseC1981
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What can you say about this icon of Bristol engineered Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s bridge “bloody wonderful “

Thank Stephen S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Really worth a visit, arrived early on a very sunny Sunday morning. The bridge itself is very impressive and the views from it and the view of it from the surrounding area are also fantastic, all for free! Do visit the visitor's centre for the...More

Thank Christopher C
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Reviewed 4 days ago

An iconic Brunel suspension bridge. Well worth a visit to both drive and walk across. There are also free guided tours and an interesting visitor centre.

Thank UKGHM
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It was 40 yrs since my last visit to the bridge. It still has the power to fill you with wonder at the engineering skills needed to build it. I was surprised at the river though. The amount of silt showing was a little alarming...More

Thank margaretclincoln
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was a steep and slow walk up from Bristol harbor area but the Majestic views of the Avon river and gorge is well worth the climb. It’s also incredible engineering marvel to see how the suspension bridge was built not using the modern day...More

Thank Frans L
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The visitor centre was extremely interesting and well worth spending time in to look at the extensive display of the history of the bridge. May I commend the volunteer who was lovely.

Thank paula5957
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked from the floating harbour along the Avon towards the Bristol Channel up into a National Trust wood along North Road and over the Suspension Bridge before returning to the Harbour. The walk was pleasant but the view from the bridge was phenomenal, luckily the...More

Thank Peter W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You MUST walk through Clifton Bridge and enjoy the panoramic view around! Fell like flying over the cliffs. The bridge across Avon river is a great and historic construction. The first design was an ornate stone bridge, presented in 1793, but later it was realized...More

Thank christoskontas
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice please to enjoy the good whether (when there is a good one)! Nice to have green areas so close and definitely a stop if visiting bristol

Thank robertoloaiza95
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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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dpicke4
22 March 2018|
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Response from LynnStuartK | Reviewed this property |
There are buses that run from college green in Bristol that drop you in Clifton village. It’s a 10-15 min walk relatively on the flat to the bridge. If you are concerned maybe s taxi is best! It’s great to visit so well... More
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brionymetcalfe
8 September 2017|
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Response from jude f | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you can, however you could get married at The Avon Gorge Hotel and have the suspension bridge as a backdrop
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